ELC Partners Join in Pledge to Protect Watershed

 Community partners gathered at the John Inskeep Environmental Learning Center (ELC) last week to pledge continued support to protect the health and sustainability of Oregon City’s Newell Creek Watershed. Representatives from Clackamas Community College, the community and a variety of public agencies signed the Partners for Watershed Health Community Covenant. 

 The partners pledged to share information and resources and foster activities that support the health of the watershed, agreeing to work toward a more integrated approach in addressing issues of mutual concern.

“We’re seeing a paradigm shift in how the community solves problems,” said Alison Heimowitz, the education coordinator of the ELC. “We’re working together to address critical issues in an integrated approach.”

CCC received a $10,000 Metro “Nature in Neighborhoods” grant last year that was used to develop a new conceptual site plan for the ELC that will benefit the community and the Newell Creek Watershed for years to come. One objective of the project was the formation of a consortium to work together for the health of the watershed.

The John Inskeep Environmental Learning Center is a five-acre site on the CCC campus at the headwaters of Newell Creek, which flows to the Willamette River through the 1800-acre Newell Creek Watershed, the largest intact green space in the Metro area. The grant was used to create a plan to redevelop the site into natural, flood-water mitigation and treatment system.

Participants in the Partners for Watershed Health are: CCC, Clackamas Water Environment Services, city of Oregon City, Clackamas County Office of Sustainability, Clackamas River Water Providers, Oregon State University Extension of Clackamas County, Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District, Greater Oregon City Watershed Council and Metro.

For information on the Partners for Watershed Health Community Covenant, please contact Alison Heimowitz at 503-594-3696 or email alisonh@clackamas.edu

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