Find a Sign Near You!
In 2014 the CRWP received a State Revolving Fund Drinking Water Protection Grant to install attractive interpretative signage at parks and boat ramps in the lower Clackamas River to help educate our river users on how their actions can impact water quality and what they can do to project our drinking water source.
Due to the diverse ownership of parks and boat access points in the Clackamas River watershed the CRWP had to work with Oregon City Parks, Clackamas County Parks, Clackamas River Water (District), Oregon State Parks, and PGE on this project. Through this grant the signs were produced and installed at Riverside Park, Barton Park, and Milo McIver State Park in the lower river, and smaller version of the signs were installed by PGE at Timber Park, Promontory Park and along new river access point higher up in the watershed.
As part of this grant the CRWP also worked with PGE and the Oregon State Marine Board to to get PGE’s renewly revamped Promontory Park marina certified under the Oregon Clean Marina Program. Certifiction was finalized in July of 2016 and acknowledgement of this accomplishment is listed on the Oregon State Marine Board website.
To learn more about how you can paddle, fish, and play in the Clackamas while protecting our drinking water source click here.
Milo McIver State Park Riverside Park
CRWP Macroinvertebrate Study
The CRWP worked with ABR, Inc. Environmental Research & Services to look at how macroinvertebrate monitoring could be used as a tool to track long-term trends in overall water quality in the Clackamas River. The purpose of the study was to look at and summarize all of the existing macroinvertebrate data in the watershed, to conduct a gap analysis, to map all the current and proposed monitoring sites, and to develop a Long Term Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Plan for the lower Clackamas River. The CRWP hopes to use this Plan as a tool to identify opportunities to better collaborate with our Basin partners in these kind of monitoring efforts by aligning monitoring stations and identifying common field and lab methodologies. Click here for the Lower Clackamas River Basin Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Plan.
In September of 2013 the CRWP began sampling macroinvertebrates from six sites in the lower Calckamas River mainstem between river miles 0.5 and 22.
2013 Lower Clackamas River Macroinvertebrate Assessment sampling results can be downloaded here.
2014 Lower Clackamas River Macroinvertebrate Assessment sampling results can be downloaded here.
*NEW – 2013-2015 Lower Clackamas River Macroinvertebrate Assessment