“Flooding is a normal part of our waterways,” writes TSWCD Education & Outreach Specialist Adriana Lovell. “When houses and things that are meant to stay dry are built too close to these seasonally wet places, trouble abounds.”
Seven spots remained Monday morning for the county’s cash for woodstoves program.
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife to distribute almost $10 million to rebuild or remove culvert bridges and dams in Oregon.
“The level of integrity and just effectiveness of their organization has always impressed me,” Vosburg said of the Columbia Riverkeeper. Vosburg now serves on the board of the nonprofit that was among the people and groups who beat back the proposed placement of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) pipeline down the middle of the Gales Creek Valley.
The grant, expected to be submitted by the county’s Land Use and Transportation department, would ask the United States Department of Transportation for funding to replace two culverts on White Creek, a small, historically fish-bearing stream that enters Gales Creek just south of the Highway 6 and 8 junction.
A combination of federal and state funding this year helped to promote electric vehicles, renewable energy projects and environmental protections.
Western red cedars are dying across the Pacific Northwest, and researchers are studying trees near Gales Creek to find out why.
Backyard and commercial flock owners beware: Bird flu is highly infectious and deadly for birds, causing high mortality rates, and it can spread to other wildlife, but it does not pose a problem to people.
Four positions on the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors are up for election this year, and there will be several familiar names to western Washington County readers on the ballot on November 8.
The Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District was awarded nearly $1.5 million to remove
dams and culverts in the Gales Creek Watershed and reestablish native plants along stream banks to shade threatened fish species and improve water quality.