11/05/2016 09:00 AM
11/05/2016 12:00 PM
Discover Rock Creek on Nov. 5 offers rare opportunity to access natural area
October 13th, 2016 - The public is invited to Discover Rock Creek, an educational event and work party presented by Clackamas County Water Environment Services, Clackamas River Basin Council, and SOLVE, on Nov. 5 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at 14974 SE Hwy 212 in Happy Valley.
Register here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/discover-rock-creek
Rock Creek is an important tributary of the Clackamas River and home to salmon, beaver, osprey, and other fish and wildlife. Discover Rock Creek offers a rare opportunity to explore wildlife habitat and natural areas around Rock Creek near its confluence with the Clackamas River, a site that is usually closed to the public.
Participants will have the opportunity to explore the progress of the in-stream construction and native plant restoration work that has been conducted since late 2013. Education stations will feature hands-on activities and information about what bugs can tell us about water quality, wildlife of the local watershed, fish habitat, and plant care.
Discover Rock Creek was created to celebrate and reveal to the public the 2013 Rock Creek Confluence Project, which included the removal of over 12 acres of invasive weeds, the placement of over 25 large wood structures, 200 Christmas trees, and numerous boulders into the creek to increase stream complexity. These structures provide protection for juvenile salmon before they migrate to the ocean.Discover Rock Creek was created to celebrate the Rock Creek Confluence Project, which included the removal of over 12 acres of invasive weeds, the placement of over 25 large wood structures and numerous boulders, and the planting of over 18,000 native trees and shrubs. This project stretches from the confluence of Rock Creek and the Clackamas River and covers 2,000 linear feet of the stream. Restoration efforts have increased stream complexity for enhanced protection for juvenile salmon before they migrate to the ocean.
The Rock Creek Confluence Project was funded by Clackamas County Water Environment Services, Metro’s 2006 Natural Areas bond measure, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, The Nature Conservancy’s PGE Habitat Fund, and the Clackamas River Basin Council’s Shade Our Streams program.
Registered participants should arrive at 8:45am at Nature’s Country Store located at 15252 Hwy 224 in Damascus. Shuttles will be provided to and from the site. Carpooling is encouraged.
For more information and to register for the event, please visit: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/discover-rock-creek
08/18/2016 06:00 PM
08/18/2016 08:30 PM
The Clackamas River Basin Council hosts monthly Council Meetings the third Thursday of every month from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Mt. Scott Fire Station in Happy Valley (9339 SE Causey Ave. Happy Valley, OR 97086). These meetings are open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend!
Please RSVP with Cheryl at email@example.com or call 503-303-4372 x100. Meeting agendas and minutes are available by request or can be found below. Also let us know if you would like to receive monthly meeting agendas by email.
Upcoming Council Meetings:
Download schedule - 2016
January 21 - Agenda Minutes
February 18 - Agenda Minutes
March 17 - Agenda Minutes
April 21 - Agenda Minutes
May 19 - Annual Watershed Celebration
June 16 - Agenda Minutes
July 21 - Agenda Minutes
August 18 - Agenda Minutes
September 15 - Agenda Minutes
October 20 - Agenda Minutes
November 17 - Agenda Minutes
December 15 - Agenda Minutes