Coming up: Online Workshops

Please join us for several exciting online workshops!  Get to know the North Clackamas watersheds better through an online workshop series.

Together we’ll explore how the water and wildlife work together, how we affect watersheds and how what happens on our property affects others (and vice versa!). You’ll learn the next steps you can take to support wildlife on your property, and in our watersheds. Learn how flooding, weather, tree planting, and other factors all work together to shape the place we live. 


RSVP for 3/30/21: Get to Know North Clackamas Watersheds

RSVP for 4/6/21: Wildlife in the North Clackamas Watersheds

RSVP for 4/13/21: North Clackamas Watersheds, People, and Place

Get to Know North Clackamas Watersheds: What and where they are, how to protect them. We’ll dip our electronic toes in the creek with a virtual tour of points of interest, discuss how urbanization has affected these watersheds, and dive into the best ways to steward these streams.

RSVP here: Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 – 6-7:30 pm via Zoom.

Wildlife in the North Clackamas Watersheds: What wildlife lives here, the challenges they face from urbanization and climate change. Let’s bust some myths and learn how we can help and support the wildlife in our watersheds.

RSVP here: Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 – 6-7:30pm via Zoom.

North Clackamas Watersheds, People, and Place: How our watersheds affect us. We’ll explore the connections between human and watershed health. From birth weight to longevity, learn why canopy and nature are crucial to our shared futures.

RSVP here: Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 – 6-7:30pm via Zoom.

Thank you to our funders, Clackamas Water Environment Services and Oak Lodge Water Services:

Volunteer With the Council!

Friends of North Clackamas Streams: This is obviously a challenging time for all of us as we adapt to the public health challenge of coronavirus. As of this writing, all public and volunteer events are cancelled until the situation abates. the first priority is to stay safe and healthy, slow the spread of the virus minimize interpersonal contact, and enjoy the outdoors with appropriate distancing measures.

We are working on alternative plans to get plants in the ground. Our meetings have all gone online and staff is working from home. In the meantime, we do have some volunteer projects that can be done remotely:

  • It’s spring, and lots of plants are sprouting: both natives and invasives. You can spot and manage invasive species on your property, when you can do so safely: not all species can be managed by hand. This guide will get you started on common species
  • Keep track of what wildlife you see on your property, especially around any native plantings and along the stream. Some species can be indicators of particular habitat types that we’re trying to restore.
  • We could use some volunteers who can help shape our online with landowners and residents to monitor environmental conditions and spark stewardship remotely. How we’ll do this is still being developed. If you’re interested in helping develop these plans, contact us.


Volunteers after a recent cleaup at Minthorn Wetlands. Sun is not guaranteed, but smiles are.

Stewardship Opportunities: It’s Planting Season!

Happy Valley Heights Natural Area Planting #2, 3/21/20 CANCELLED

Earth Day Happy Valley Heights Tree Care, 4/18/20 CANCELLED

 Go Behind the Scenes!  Volunteer with Our Programs

  • Web Design
  • Graphic Design & Layout
  • Grant Research
  • Streamside Stewards Interviews
  • Data Entry
  • Email if interested

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