Each year at the beginning of October the Clackamas River Water Providers host a tour of the Clackamas Watershed for elected officials from CRWP member agencies, interested citizens, and the citizens in CPO’s and Neighborhood Associations in the CRWP service area. The purpose of this tour is to connect our citizens and policy makers with direct experience in watershed (our source of drinking water), and to introduce them to some of the CRWP partners and stakeholders.
This year’s tour (2017) focused on the upper Clackamas watershed and included talks by both the USFS and PGE and highlighted some of the work they are doing in the watershed. The tour included stops with the USFS at their North Fork Planning unit to talk about the NEPA process and planning efforts for this area, and to look at the look at the newer Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) trails in this area, and a stop at Timothy Lake to see some of the headwaters of the Clackamas and talk with PGE about some of their projects going on at the lake.
For more information about the USFS North Fork Project Area click on the following link
For more information on PGE’s Clackamas Hydro Project got here https://www.portlandgeneral.com/corporate-responsibility/environmental-stewardship/water-quality-habitat-protection/clackamas-river
More information about their Parks and how to reserve camp sites can be found here https://www.portlandgeneral.com/corporate-responsibility/environmental-stewardship/water-quality-habitat-protection/parks-campgrounds
To find out more about how the CRWP is working to protect its source water and works with stakeholders please see the CRWP Annual Report for 2016-17 and the CRWP Drinking Water Protection Plan which outline long term source water protection strategies. Contact us if you would like to be added to the Watershed Tour invitation list.