Free webinar series clackamas river basin council

Introducing a 30-minute lunch hour webinar series to help PNW residents protect drinking water quality and wildlife habitats at home

Clackamas, OR – The Clackamas River Basin Council is offering a 6-month series of free 30-minute webinars to help locals protect drinking water quality and wildlife habitats in their own yards. During November 2023 to April 2024, folks are encouraged to meet on Zoom on the third Friday of each month for a different webinar.

The Clackamas River is a drinking water source for over 300,000 Oregonians. It is also home to wildlife including threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead. CRBC designed these short info-packed webinars to help residents create beautiful and functional landscapes. Webinars include:

Invasive Plants and Suitable Native Alternatives

Friday, November 17th, 2023 @ 12 pm

Learn about some common invasive species in the Pacific Northwest, techniques to remove each, and native plants to put in their place.

How to Protect Water Quality in your Yard

Friday, December 15, 2023 @ 12 pm

Over 300,000 Oregonians get their drinking water from the Clackamas. Learn a few simple ways you can protect this water in your own yard.

Beavers and How to Live with Them

Friday, January 19, 2023 @ 12 pm

Beavers are many things: important, cute, mischievous, and sometimes, a challenge. Learn some common beaver woes and tips on how to overcome them.


How to Build a Rain Garden

Friday, February 16, 2024 @ 12 pm

Rain gardens are a fun way to control your storm water and introduce some water loving plants. In this workshop, you will learn about design, permitting, building, plants and more!


Pesticide Alternatives

Friday, March 15, 2024 @ 12 pm

You have likely heard some of the negative impacts of pesticides; in this workshop, you will learn effective pesticide alternative methods and products.

Attracting Beneficial Insects

Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 12 pm

Hear some pro tips on how to attract beneficial insects to your PNW yard from a local entomologist.


The Clackamas River Basin Council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, fosters partnerships for clean water and to improve fish and wildlife habitat and the quality of life for those who live, work and recreate in the watershed.

For more information, interviews or live coverage, contact Amy Barton at or 503-303-4372 x 101.

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