Our Streamside Stewards Program works with willing private property owners along Mt Scott, Kellogg, River Forest, Boardman and Rinearson Creeks and their tributaries. We survey site conditions, identify existing plants and habitat, and develop a restoration plan for the site.
Contact us if you are interested.
The Council provides weed control and native vegetation planting along the creek. This service is available to streamside properties with good habitat potential to the to the extent our grant funds stretch; when funding is limited, we ask property owners to contribute part of the cost. We often have a waiting list.
Benefits: weed control; native plant installation; reduced erosion; increased shade along the creek which decreases the water temperature of the creek, helping the fish survive and thrive; and improved habitat for fish and wildlife. These restoration efforts entice birds, fish and other wildlife to return to the site. This also improves water quality flowing into the Willamette River, which is important in the low water summer and autumn months. And you’ll learn about watershed restoration!
The SSP is funded by:
Clackamas Water Environment Services, Oak Lodge Water Services, and the City of Milwaukie. View our Partners page to learn more.