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09/19/2020

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KN95 masks will be handed out to agriculture workers on Tuesday, September 22, starting at 10:00 am, at the Clackamas Extension office in Oregon City.

AskFSA, the tool for FSA customers to ask questions about FSA programs, will be transitioning to Ask USDA on September 2...
09/18/2020
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AskFSA, the tool for FSA customers to ask questions about FSA programs, will be transitioning to Ask USDA on September 21st.

Ask USDA is similar to AskFSA, but provides information for all USDA programs. Moving to Ask USDA will allow all USDA customers to search for and read answers about FSA programs and services in the same location as they read about other USDA programs and services.

Know a horse owner in Clackamas County?  Pass along this information!
09/18/2020
Guidelines for Horses Exposed to Wildfire Smoke

Know a horse owner in Clackamas County? Pass along this information!

***Paulick Report coverage of this story*** The severe fires throughout California over the past three months have exposed humans and animals to unhealthy air containing wildfire smoke and particulates. These particulates can build up in the respiratory system, causing a number of health problems in...

From Clackamas County, Oregon:  You may have heard that there’s a flash flood watch this evening for a portion of Northw...
09/17/2020

From Clackamas County, Oregon: You may have heard that there’s a flash flood watch this evening for a portion of Northwest Oregon that could cause debris flows in the recently burned areas around the Riverside and Beachie Creek fires.
We spoke to Clinton Rockey of the National Weather Service and he said the greatest concern is where the fire has burned close to the ground because we don’t know how the water will react with the soil.
While experts don’t expect massive flooding, there is a chance that debris like partially burned logs could flow down steep terrain, and when ash mixes with water it can create a slippery mud-like substance on roadways.
When we combine slippery roadways and low visibility, the key to safety is to avoid driving in the area tonight and using extreme caution tomorrow.
Read more at https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=50316223

You may have heard that there’s a flash flood watch this evening for a portion of Northwest Oregon that could cause debris flows in the recently burned areas around the Riverside and Beachie Creek fires.

We spoke to Clinton Rockey of the National Weather Service and he said the greatest concern is where the fire has burned close to the ground because we don’t know how the water will react with the soil.

While experts don’t expect massive flooding, there is a chance that debris like partially burned logs could flow down steep terrain, and when ash mixes with water it can create a slippery mud-like substance on roadways.
When we combine slippery roadways and low visibility, the key to safety is to avoid driving in the area tonight and using extreme caution tomorrow.
Read more at https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=50316223

Information on how to register with FEMA can be found at the bottom of the article if you or someone you know needs assi...
09/17/2020
President Trump signs major disaster declaration for Oregon

Information on how to register with FEMA can be found at the bottom of the article if you or someone you know needs assistance from the fires.

The Presidential Disaster Declaration will free up significant assistance from the federal government for recovery efforts in areas hammered by wildfires.

OSU Extension Clackamas
09/16/2020

OSU Extension Clackamas

Free #N95 #mask and hand sanitizer #PPE distribution event for #agriculture workers. September 16, 10 am - 2:00 pm - behind the @OSUExtClackamas office. Give business name and number of employees when you enter.

For those of us returning to our homes, here's some good information including resources to help if you've been without ...
09/15/2020
Returning to your home | Clackamas County

For those of us returning to our homes, here's some good information including resources to help if you've been without power.

Before returning home, please confirm the evacuation status of your address via the ClackCo Wildfires Evacuation Map When you first arrive home, take special care to: Use caution as you travel home. Driveways and rural roads may have debris on them, including rocks or fallen tree limbs. There may al...

Our former Natural Resource Conservation Service colleague Lee Ko shared this with us. Please stay safe and avoid being ...
09/15/2020
What To Do About Wildfire Smoke Inhalation — San Francisco Natural Medicine

Our former Natural Resource Conservation Service colleague Lee Ko shared this with us. Please stay safe and avoid being out of doors if possible.

We hope this finds you and your loved ones safe and well. Our hearts go out to the communities affected by these devastating wildfires. While the immediate threats to life and property are the foremost concern, smoke particles have an impact on our lungs and well-being. Outlined below are key notes

From our colleagues in Washington State.
09/15/2020

From our colleagues in Washington State.

We are temporarily waiving import requirements on livestock from Oregon provided they do not change ownership and return to Oregon within 30 days. This is being done to help with evacuations prompted by the wildfires in Oregon, which has strained available stalls and pastures for sheltering horses and other livestock. Any facility in Washington housing evacuated livestock from Oregon is asked to keep records of the animals and practice good biosecurity.
You can read the full waiver memo here:https://cms.agr.wa.gov/WSDAKentico/Documents/AnS/AnimalHealth/WSDA-OR-Animal-Health-Import-Requirement-Waiver-9-9-2020.pdf

Good information for when farmers and home gardeners return to their homes.
09/12/2020
Take precautions when wildfire ash falls on fruits and vegetables

Good information for when farmers and home gardeners return to their homes.

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Fruits and vegetables in the garden that have been showered with ash from wildfires should be safe to consume, according to Oregon State University Extension Service experts. Rinsing the produce outside and then again in the kitchen sink will help remove ash and the particulates ...

This will definitely be a question on many peoples minds in days to come!
09/12/2020
What should I do about the wildfire ash covering my yard and garden?

This will definitely be a question on many peoples minds in days to come!

Q: My shrubs are covered in ash. When this is over should I take a hose and spray them off? A: Let's cross our fingers that we get some rain to clear the ash away! But if it does stay dry, then you will want to devise a plan to first safely remove ash from high use areas of your home like walkways,....

Mt. Hood National Forest- US Forest Service
09/11/2020

Mt. Hood National Forest- US Forest Service

Riverside Fire: September 11, 2020 Morning Update

Type 1 Incident Management Team Arrives; Life-safety Remains Top Concern

Effective at 6 a.m. today, the Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team #1 is in unified command of the Riverside Fire with the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office.

“Firefighters will implement a value-driven strategy that utilizes a mix of tactics (direct, indirect and point-protection) when and where the probability of success is high, and the risk is commensurate with the identified values,” said Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team Incident Commander Alan Sinclair.

Yesterday erratic winds pushed new growth on virtually all sides of the fire with crews reporting the largest growth to the east and southeast throughout the day. Lighter winds are expected today. Heavy smoke is expected to continue to prevent pilots from conducting air operations, however firefighters plan to utilize a Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to help conduct aerial reconnaissance.

Firefighters are focused on protecting firefighter and public life-safety, conducting reconnaissance, and protecting point protection for structures where they can do so safely and effectively. With numerous wildland fires burning across Oregon and the West, resources continue to be stretched thin. Incident commanders are working together with nearby Incident Management Teams and partner agencies to share resources where they are needed most.

Numerous Level two and three evacuations are in place in Clackamas County. Visit https://www.clackamas.us/wildfires for current Level 1 : BE READY; Level 2: BE SET; Level 3: Go! evacuation and shelter information and map. Check with the Clackamas County Sherriff’s Office at https://twitter.com/ClackCoSheriff for real-time evacuation notifications or visit https://www.clackamas.us/dm/publicalerts to sign up for ClackCo Public Alerts.

Widespread dense wildfire smoke is expected to worsen beginning Thursday evening or Friday, resulting in potentially ‘hazardous’ air quality ratings for numerous communities. More information about smoke and your health is available at oregonsmoke.blogspot.com.

There are numerous road closures in the greater Clackamas County area. Please avoid the area and leave the roads for evacuation and response crews. Utilize TripCheck.com for updates.

The Mt. Hood National Forest is currently under a full Forest closure including all campgrounds, roads, trails, and other areas. More information is available at https://go.usa.gov/xGkQv.

All Bureau of Land Management lands affected by this fire are closed to the public. More info: https://go.usa.gov/xGkdR

Fire Information: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7174/
Facebook: facebook.com/MtHoodNF
Twitter: twitter.com/MtHoodNF
Tags: #RiversideFire #ClackamasWildfires
Real-time evacuation updates at: witter.com/ClackCoSheriff and www.clackamas.us/wildfires

Our office in Beavercreek has been evacuated. We hope all of our neighbors and all of those being impacted by these fire...
09/11/2020
Oregon Wildfire Resources

Our office in Beavercreek has been evacuated. We hope all of our neighbors and all of those being impacted by these fires remain safe.

Hub of wildfire resources within Oregon state government

Clackamas River Basin Council
09/09/2020

Clackamas River Basin Council

The Riverside Fire is moving northwest, following the Clackamas River. There are many spot fires. The southern half of Clackamas County is on Level 3 GO NOW evacuation

We are concerned for our neighbors here in Clackamas County.  Please be safe.
09/08/2020

We are concerned for our neighbors here in Clackamas County. Please be safe.

IMPORTANT evacuation REMINDER!

Oregon uses the statewide “Ready, Set, Go” system to notify communities of need to evacuate due to a threat, or potential threat, to life and/or property:

Level 1: READY - Level 1 evacuations are an alert of an existing danger. Now is the time to “Get Ready”. Residents with special needs, or those with pets or livestock, should take note and prepare for relocating family members, pets and livestock. Refine your evacuation plans and gather the things you will need if you must evacuate.

Level 2: SET - Level 2 evacuations indicate there is a significant risk to your area. Now is the time to be set for immediate evacuation. Residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or designated area or with family/friends outside the area or be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.

Level 3: GO! - Level 3 means there is immediate danger. GO NOW! You are advised to evacuate immediately.

Once you have left the evacuated area, you will not be allowed to re-enter until the danger has passed. Preparing your family in advance of an emergency can mean the difference between being a disaster survivor or a victim. Make an action plan, prepare a “Go Kit", and communicate the plan with your family.

Oregon's future belongs to all of us. Learn how you can help implement the Oregon Conservation Strategy and connect peop...
09/07/2020
Oregon Conservation & Recreation Fund

Oregon's future belongs to all of us. Learn how you can help implement the Oregon Conservation Strategy and connect people with the outdoors. It's easy to be a conservationist -- Learn how below!
#ClackSWCDPartner #OCRF #OregonConservation #ConserveOregon #MtHoodTerritory #Clackamas #ICanHelp

OCRF is a new way for people to support projects that protect wildlife, habitat, and recreation. This fund creates new opportunities for wildlife watching, urban conservation, community science, and other outdoor recreation…not to mention sustaining a future for fish, wildlife and habitat. Your co...

Join our partners at the Sandy River Watershed Council on September 19th for their 8th Annual Lowe Sandy Floating Cleanu...
09/04/2020
8th Annual Lower Sandy Floating Cleanup

Join our partners at the Sandy River Watershed Council on September 19th for their 8th Annual Lowe Sandy Floating Cleanup event! Family-friendly, socially distanced, float provided or bring your own, or work from land -- all the details and registration information can be found below!
#ClackSWCDPartner #SandyRiver #RiverCleanUp #TheRiverStartsHere #ConserveOreong #CleanWater

Enjoy a relaxing float down the Sandy River while collecting litter along its banks. A fun, unique, & family-friendly day at the river.

Clackamas SWCD is requesting bids from qualified contractors for the construction of tenant improvements in the District...
09/02/2020
Invitation to Bid: Tenant Improvements - Conservation Resource Center - Clackamas SWCD

Clackamas SWCD is requesting bids from qualified contractors for the construction of tenant improvements in the District’s administration building in Beavercreek, Oregon. This tenant improvement project will take place in a walled and carpeted space left unfinished for the purposes of the build out. All details can be found below.
#ClackSWCD #ContractorBid #Clackamas

Clackamas SWCD is requesting bids from qualified contractors for the construction of a bank stabilization/fish habitat enhancement project.

Congratulations,Liz, on gaining your silver certification from Backyard Habitat Certification Program for your Milwaukie...
08/31/2020

Congratulations,Liz, on gaining your silver certification from Backyard Habitat Certification Program for your Milwaukie/Oak Grove yard! Liz focused on pollinator -friendly plants in the sunny front and, after removing ivy and blackberry, - she planted Elderberry, Oceanspray, Tall Oregon grape, and more in the backyard to create privacy and a hospitable environment for wildlife!
#ClackSWCDPartner #BHCP #NativePlants #WildlifeHabitat #Clackamas

Cascade Water Alliance provides a comprehensive and free water conservation education curriculum for students k-12.  Ide...
08/28/2020
Cascade Water Alliance — Nature Vision

Cascade Water Alliance provides a comprehensive and free water conservation education curriculum for students k-12. Ideal to share with your favorite teacher or for use in a home school setting. Check it out!
#ConservationEducation #WaterQuality #WaterConservation #WatershedEducation #FreeTeacherResources #Clackamas

Nature Vision has developed three science packets for K-12 students: Ecosystems, Watersheds, and Humans & Water. These packets were developed with support from Cascade Water Alliance, and are now available as a free download for teachers and students. Each downloadable packet includes the following:...

Late summer is fire season.  Take precautions on your property to protect  your forestland, buildings, and loved one.#Cl...
08/26/2020
Protect Your Forest From Fire - Clackamas SWCD

Late summer is fire season. Take precautions on your property to protect your forestland, buildings, and loved one.
#ClackSWCD #ForestFire #OregonForestry #Clackamas

Protect your forest from wildfire by reducing ladder fuels and managing forest densitiy on your property. Defensible space, emergency plan.

08/25/2020
Agriculture: Sprinklers, Nozzles and Gaskets - Energy Trust of Oregon

Wear on irrigation equipment can lead to leaks and increased water flow, resulting in higher water and energy costs. Energy Trust of Oregon offers rebates on irrigation hardware and can also provide incentives for pump and irrigation systems. Read below for details and submission forms.
#WaterQuality #WaterQuantity #IrrigationRebates #OregonAgriculture #ConserveOregon #Clackamas

Wear on irrigation equipment can lead to leaks and increased water flow, resulting in higher water...

Congratulations on your gold certification from Backyard Habitat Certification Program!  Wonder what your neighbors are ...
08/24/2020

Congratulations on your gold certification from Backyard Habitat Certification Program! Wonder what your neighbors are up to? Curious to learn what this program can do for you? Tom and his wife have gone above and beyond on their property in Happy Valley! They developed this lot from decimated forest overgrown with blackberry. They worked with Friends of Trees to succession plant trees in the adjacent Green Space along a public trail. Tom estimated they might have planted 1000 trees here! Their lot has an enormous nurse log and a standing dead "snag." Oceanspray and Vine maples are very happy here, but they have many diverse native species and sooo many birds!
#ClackSWCDPartner #BHCP #NativeHabitat #NativeWildlife #UrbanClackamas #HappyValley #ConserveOregon

Learn about biochar, bokashi and the interconnections between microbes, healthy soil, and water in this free webinar fro...
08/21/2020
Webinar Registration: Community Education Series: The Mystery of Microbes in Soil and Water. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Learn about biochar, bokashi and the interconnections between microbes, healthy soil, and water in this free webinar from our colleagues at Sound Native Plants and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council. 6:00 p.m. on Setpember 10th. Registration details below!
#ClackSWCDPartners #Boichar #Bokashi #SoilHealth #AgWebinar #FutureofFarming #Clackamas

Join Cuauhtemoc Villa (Bokashi, soil health, and biochar inoculation expert) to learn about biochar, bokashi and the interconnections between microbes, healthy soil, and water. Bokashi (fermented Organic Matter) utilizes effective microbes (EM) that ferment organic matter in the soil making nutrient...

August is National Water Quality Month!  Take a moment to learn a few new tricks that you and your family can learn to h...
08/20/2020
August is National Water Quality Month - Clackamas SWCD

August is National Water Quality Month! Take a moment to learn a few new tricks that you and your family can learn to help protect this essential shared natural resource. Our Septic System Repair and Replacement Program can help! 503-210-6000.
#ClackSWCD #NationalWaterQualityMonth #TheRiverStartsHere #WaterQuality #Clackamas #ConserveOregon #SepticRepair #SepticReplacement

Learn what steps you can take to ensure water quality during August's National Water Quality Month including septic system repair and replacement.

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22055 S. Beavercreek Road
Beaver Creek, OR
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