Overview – Learning Resources
For us to care about the Pudding River Watershed, we first have to learn about it. Citizens can become well-informed by a seeking information about where they live through a variety of resources. Both Clackamas and Marion County have natural resources information. Additionally, communities around the watershed all have plans for managing stormwater and wastewater. Community news bulletins and agency listserv emails keep people current on affairs in their area. Because the Pudding River is a tributary to the Molalla River it is part of the Willamette River system. In the Willamette Valley, there are non-governmental organizations that are treasure chests of information. See the list of resources for suggestions.
By learning to balance the pressure we put on the watershed with restoration and reforestation projects, our human activities can have less negative impacts on important natural resources. When communities work collaboratively together for the protection of the natural resources everyone benefits. Citizens can share the responsibility of recovering declining native fish species by staying informed and taking action about local decisions affecting waterways. Contact the Council with questions about how to stay informed.
Let’s dive in to see how freshwater systems work and are affected by humans and nature alike.
What negatively impacts the potential of our local species & ecosystems? What does this mean for you?
How can you and I make a difference to help preserve the quality of the environment around us?