Urban waterways in Clackamas County are heavily impacted by rapid development, disturbance, stormwater runoff and invasive weed species. In response to these growing pressures, Clackamas County Water Environment Services (WES) offers annual watershed stewardship grants, also known as RiverHealth Stewardship Program grants, to projects that improve riparian buffers around urban creeks and streams. CRBC has participated in this program since 2014 and has had ongoing success connecting with private landowners on the treatment of invasive weed species and sequential native tree and shrub plantings.
Project Location: These projects are happening on private properties along Sieben Creek and Rock Creek
Project Investment: $24,535 in 2017-2018
Project Partners: Clackamas County Water Environment Services (WES)
Project Timeline: Ongoing (applications are open in spring and projects are funded July 1-June 30)