Each year at the beginning of October the Clackamas River Water Providers host a tour of the Clackamas Watershed for the 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 included a tour of the new Lake Oswego/Tigard water treatment plant, stops with Water Environment Services to see their Carli Creek stormwater restoration project, and lunch and a presentation from Clackamas Fire District #1 on their Hazardous Material Spill Response trucks and equipment. The tour concluded with the site visit with Clackamas River Basin Council at Fisher’s Bend to showcase their restoration project, and a final stop at the Sycamore Lane Therapeutic Riding Center to show what the Clackamas Soil and Water District has done to help them effectively manage their manure with their state of the art manure composting facility.
Watershed Tour 2016 Background.
To find out more about how the CRWP is working to protect its source water and works with stakeholders please see the CRWP FY 2015-16 Annual Report 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.