Pesticide Reduction Videos
Since the early 2000’s we continue to see low levels of pesticides in the Clackamas River from the urban and agricultural areas of our watershed. Pesticides carried by stormwater runoff, wind, and irrigation can contaminate streams and the Clackamas River, threatening aquatic life and our drinking water.
The Clackamas River Water Providers partnered with the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District to develop a new video series on how to reduce the impacts of pesticide use for agricultural landowners. Proper application in addition to reducing runoff and drift are important practices that help keep soil and pesticides on farms instead of washing off into our tributaries and into the Clackamas River.
The videos include episodes on best management practices for: why pesticide reduction is important, how to Reduce Pesticide Drift with Windsocks and Improved Sprayer Efficiency, and how to Reduce Pesticide Use and Runoff with Cover Crops. The videos feature local growers, water providers, agency and industry representatives.
Learn how you can better manage your pesticide use while improving your bottom line and reducing pesticides in our streams and rivers.