WES is proud to announce its selection of Ronald E. Wierenga as its new Surface Water Program Manager -The Surface Water Program Manager provides leadership for maintaining regulatory compliance and improving water quality in streams throughout Clackamas County Service District No. 1 and the Surface Water Management Agency of Clackamas County. “We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Wierenga who brings a wealth of knowledge and a history of innovative ideas to this important role at WES, and especially to our community,” said WES Interim Director Greg Geist. To receive information about WES and its programs, click here to sign up for GovDelivery today!
Register NOW for popular Watershed Wide Events: March 7, 2015 Johnson Creek near Linwood Ave and March 14, 2015 at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley -Help remove invasive species, plant trees and shrubs, and add mulch to recent plantings to support plant health during the growth season. Join partners Johnson Creek Watershed Council, and The Rock Creek Parternship: Friends of Trees, Clackamas River Basin Council, and SOLVE with support from WES on behalf of CCSD #1. For more events contact partners North Clackamas Urban Watersheds Council and North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District.
Kellogg Good Neighbor Committee (KGNC) works together - KGNC is working together with the City of Milwaukie and Clackamas County Water Environment Services on a landscaping project designed to beautify the environment and help control odor. In advance of the spring bird nesting season,1000 new shrubs and 250 new trees are being planted around Kellogg Creek Water Pollution Control Plant. Click here to learn more about the KGNC and the landscaping project
Learning the importance of protecting water quality - Students in science teacher Phil Gwin’s classroom at Clackamas High School were asked to use information from films, readings, lectures, and field experiences to produce an aesthetically pleasing poster that showed multiple ecological relationships between organisms in an intact Northwest temperate rain forest. Click here to learn about more student projects. Watch the video Salmon Toss.
The Rock Creek Confluence natural area's recent habitat construction and tree-planting provides legacy to water quality and community - Rock Creek is home to federally-listed threatened and endangered Chinook and Coho salmon, steelhead, as well as resident cutthroat trout. At the Discover Rock Creek event, volunteers learned about salmon habitat, water quality, and experienced wildlife firsthand! Watch the video CLICK HERE
Do not flush prescrition drugs! - Flushing drugs down the toilet or putting them into the garbage have damaging effects on our environment and can contaminate our surface and groundwater supplies. Both drinking water and wastewater treatment plants are not designed to treat for these kinds of chemicals. Unused or expired prescription medications are also a public safety threat, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. Find out where you can safely dispose of your unwanted or expired medications.
Students benefit from WES' partnership with North Clackamas School District notes Community Link Annual Report - "Two parking lot drainage swales at Sabin-Schellenberg North were retrofitted with the help of the Forestry Science students. According to Karen Phillips, principal at Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical Center, 'The weather cooperated and rained all day on the last day of the project and we could see first-hand how well the revised swales worked! We are very proud of what the students accomplished.'" Learn about the Watershed Health Education Program
Blue Heron West acquisition to benefit Clackamas County Service District No. 1 and Tri-City Service District (Districts) - The Districts entered into a co-investment strategy to acquire Blue Heron West’s environmental assets and associated Clean Water Act permit to meet current and future regulations.
Following budget approval by the Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners, Water Environment Services (WES) has implemented a sanitary sewer rate increase effective July 1, 2014. Monthly rates for all district customers have increased from $40 to $42. The surface water management rate remains the same at $6.35 per month.
Your monthly rate supports the district’s ability to reduce pollution in our rivers and streams, maintain pipes, pump stations, and treatment plants, and clean over three billion gallons of wastewater every year.