Q & A with CRBC’s Riparian Specialist Eric Butler

Why are native plants important in the Clackamas watershed? Native plants are important for two broad reasons: they are adapted to our region, and they have co-evolved with our local ecosystems. That adaptation means that native plants are able to thrive in the right environments, while being co-evolved means that they support a much more

NOAA Fisheries Services Investing $1.2M in CRBC Habitat Restoration Projects

NOAA Fisheries Recommends $3.8M in Funding for Clackamas partnership projects,$1.2M to fund projects along the Clackamas River May 1, 2023 Clackamas, OR – On April 22nd, 2023, NOAA Fisheries Services announced its intent to award $3.8M for fisheries restoration projects to the Clackamas Partnership, a Focused Investment Partnership of more than 15 Portland metropolitan organizations.

City Nature Challenge

Community science for all! Starting today, April 28, until Sunday, May 1, 2023, Oregon will join more than 400 global cities for the City Nature Challenge. This annual competition encourages all to observe and record as many plant, fungi and wildlife species around you as you can. Take observations at home, at school, your local park

Rain Garden Workshop: April 12 and May 13

Come learn how to manage your storm water and protect our watershed Residents are invited to join the Clackamas River Basin Council on April 12th and May 13th for a Rain Garden Workshop series to learn how to install a rain garden in their yards to soak up storm water. https://clackamasriver.org/rain-garden-workshop-april-12-and-may-13/(opens in a new tab)

Survey Results

Thank you to all who took our 2023 Survey to Better Serve You. Congrats to Linda who won our prize! The Clackamas River Basin Council is dedicated to providing our community with the resources and activities that are most impactful to those we serve – YOU. The results from this survey will inform our future

2023 Grants available for landowners to improve habitat and waterway health

Grants of up to $15,000 offered to landowners for waterway projects benefitting aquatic species, wildlife or waterway health. Landowners are required to partner with a watershed council, soil and water conservation district, or tribe to submit applications. Landowners also must create competitive projects and keep up with reporting and maintenance requirements. To figure out which

Weatherize your pipes!

Our friends at the Clackamas River Water Providers share how to prepare for temperatures in the teens and 20’s expected December 22 – 23. Temps this low can cause major problems if you have not taken the proper precautions to protect and insulate the plumbing in your homes and businesses. The Clackamas River Water Providers

CRBC Brings Virtual Reality into the Classroom!

The Clackamas River Basin Council is excited to announce the Clackamas360 Virtual Watershed Tour – a custom watershed health education program now using virtual reality Oculus Go headsets in the classroom! Local teachers interested in bringing a two-day watershed health experience to their classrooms please email or call us at 503-303-4372 or amy@clackamasriver.org. About the