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

Grants available for landowners to improve wildlife habitat and waterway health

Grants of up to $15,000 offered to landowners for waterway projects benefitting aquatic species, wildlife or waterway health. The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) Small Grant Program provides up to $15,000 in Oregon Lottery funds for individual projects that help restore watershed elements such as creeks, rivers or wetlands. Projects must benefit aquatic species, wildlife

Journey Down the Clackamas With Us!

The Clackamas River Basin Council is proud to present the “Journey Down the Clackamas” Conference, a year-long series of seminars on the resources of the Clackamas River basin. Weíve gathered together an impressive array of engineers, scientists, political leaders, agency officials, educators and others to share their expertise about the Clackamas River basin, including some

Fall 2020 Newsletter

Clackamas River Current Read about our riparian restoration work, including the conclusion of our long-running Shade Our Streams program and a new initiative to Replant the Riverside after the wildfires. https://clackamasriver.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Newsletter_Fall-2020_WEB_v5.pdf

Post-fire Erosion Control

4,000 homes were destroyed in the wildfires that struck Oregon in September. While government agencies figure out how to distribute aid, Clackamas River Basin Council Riparian Specialist Ari Sindel learned how to use coconut-fiber “coir logs” to reduce run-off, protecting streams in the watershed from hazardous materials coming off of burned houses. If you live

Post-fire forest management insights

CRBC Staff attends Oregon State University Extension Service Fire Program webinars and regularly updates our Wildfire Resources webpage to provide information and funding opportunities Maintenance Erosion Control – Flooding and landslides are of concern because burned soils absorb less water than normal. Use coir logs to divert flows. Protect waterways – Construct straw waddles along