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From: Gari Johnson, Water Environment Services, 503-742-4631

07-25-17

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

County awards $240,000 in grants to improve health of watersheds

Clackamas County Water Environment Services awarded $240,000 in grants through the RiverHealth Stewardship Program to 14 organizations to support watershed restoration, education and stewardship activities.

The grants will support a variety of activities that enhance water quality, restore habitat, manage invasive plant species, organize community volunteer events, provide watershed science education, and remove trash from waterways. The grants will also support the continued stewardship of previously restored project sites to protect investments made in recent years.

Watersheds to benefit from the grants include Rock Creek, Kellogg Creek, Mount Scott Creek, Phillips Creek, Rose Creek, Johnson Creek, and the Clackamas River.

The following 14 organizations will receive a total of $240,000 in grant funds:

Find out more about the RiverHealth Stewardship Program online or by contacting WES Environmental Policy Specialist Gail Shaloum at gshaloum@clackamas.us or 503-742-4597.

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