Our Partners

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The Technical Working Group brings together different agencies and allows us to collaborate on projects involving water quality. The goal of this group is to assess water quality conditions, identify priority issues and/or locations, and focus resources to reduce pollutants and make water quality improvements.

City of Damascus
Representative to Technical Working Group – Steve Gaschler

City of Happy Valley
Representative to Technical Working Group - Carol Earl

City of Oregon City
Representative to Technical Working Group – John Lewis

Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District: 

Representative to Technical Working Group – Lisa Kilders
Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District: Our priority issues are water, wildlife, and weeds, but the District addresses a much wider range of natural resource concerns. The District provides technical and financial assistance to landowners and local community partners to help people use resources in ways that assure those resources will be available for future generations. Our vision: the District is a place where our communities, environments, and economy thrive.

Clackamas County Water Environment Services:
Representative to Technical Working Group – Andrew Swanson
Water Environment Services provides Wastewater Collection & Treatment and Biosolids Reuse for seven cities and several unincorporated areas in Clackamas County. Storm Water Management, On Site Sewage Disposal, and Water Quality and Stream Enhancement projects are also coordinated by WES.

Clackamas River Basin Council:
Representative to Technical Working Group - Becki Walker, Cheryl McGinnis
We foster partnerships for clean water and to improve fish and wildlife habitat and the quality of life for all those who live, work, and recreate in the Clackamas watershed.

Clackamas River Water Providers:
Representative to Technical Working Group – Kimberly Swan
The Clackamas River Water Providers is a coalition of the municipal water providers on the Clackamas River that are working together on water resource issues. The purpose of the organization is to collectively fund and coordinate efforts regarding water resource planning and management, water conservation and the development of the Clackamas River on a sustainable basis.

North Willamette Research and Extension Center:
Representatives to Technical Working Group – Robin Rosetta and Chal Landgren
The North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) combines the research and Extension or outreach activities of Oregon State University to serve the needs of the region’s agricultural industries. NWREC researchers and Extension faculty focus their work and programming on our most important local agricultural commodities including: nurseries, berries, fresh market vegetables and seed production, and Christmas trees.

Oregon Department of Agriculture:
Representatives to Technical Working Group – Cheryl Hummon, Stephanie Page, Steve Riley
ODA has a three-fold mission: food safety and consumer protection; protecting the natural resource base; and marketing agricultural products.  The Agricultural Water Quality Management Program is responsible for developing and implementing agricultural pollution prevention and control programs to protect the quality of Oregon's waters.  The pesticide program protects people and the environment from any adverse effects of pesticide use, while maintaining the availability of pesticides for beneficial uses.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife:
Representative to Technical Working Group – Todd Alsbury
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's mission is to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.

Oregon Department of Forestry:
Representative to Technical Working Group – Marganne Allen and Mike Haasken
The Oregon Department of Forestry was established in 1911. It is under the direction of the State Forester who is appointed by the State Board of Forestry. The statutes direct the state forester to act on all matters pertaining to forestry, including collecting and sharing information about the conditions of Oregon's forests, protecting forestlands and conserving forest resources.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality: 
Representatives to Technical Working Group
Karen Williams (Clackamas Basin Coordinator), Julie Harvey (Drinking Water Protection Specialist), and Kevin Masterson (Agency Toxics Coordinator including oversight of the Pesticide Stewardship Programs).
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is responsible for protecting and enhancing Oregon's water and air quality, for cleaning up spills and releases of hazardous materials, for managing the proper disposal of hazardous and solid wastes, and for enforcing Oregon's environmental laws.

Oregon State University Extension – Sea Grant: 
Representative to Technical Working Group – Sam Chan
Oregon Sea Grant’s mission is to develop and support an integrated program of research, public engagement and education that help people understand, rationally use, and conserve marine and coastal resources. Their activities respond to the needs of ocean users and act to stimulate the Oregon economy.

U.S. Geological Survey:
Representative to Technical Working Group – Kurt Carpenter
The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.