Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District (CSWCD) will hold a public presentation and listening session regarding drinking water source quality on Tuesday, March 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Cutsforth Thriftway town hall meeting room, 225 NE 2nd Ave., Canby.
While the project focuses on water entering municipal intakes in the City of Canby, City of Molalla, and the community of Colton, it assesses factors across the entire Molalla River watershed above the City of Canby's water intake that has potential to impact drinking water source quality.
Clackamas SWCD provides technical advice to landowners in Clackamas County to solve natural resource-related issues and is sponsoring the Molalla River Drinking Water Quality project.
"Using National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) grant dollars from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Clackamas SWCD is pairing current and historic technical information with input from the public, land managers, agencies, and community organizations to tell the story of drinking water source quality in the Molalla Watershed," said Lisa Kilders, Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District education and outreach program manager. "The final report will describe where the investment of resources will bring the biggest return for drinking water source quality protection and improvement."
The Molalla River Drinking Water Project is an effort to better understand issues affecting drinking water quality for approximately 26,000 people whose drinking water is drawn directly from the Molalla River. Project sponsors are seeking input from members of the public about their perceptions of drinking water source quality and issues of concern.
Members of the public are invited to hear a short presentation about the project, after which individuals will be able to provide input. Time will be managed to allow those who want to provide input to do so.
In order to ensure there is enough space for those interested in attending, visitors are asked to RSVP by phone at 503-210-6000. If this first meeting exceeds capacity, a second Canby meeting will be held.
To find out more about the National Water Quality Initiative grant, check the website: https://molallariverdrinkingwater.com/
For more information on the Molalla River Drinking Water Project visit http://molallariverdrinkingwater.com.
Who: Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District.What: A listening session regarding drinking water source quality along the Molalla River.When: Tuesday, March 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m.Where: Cutsforth's Thriftway town hall, 225 NE 2nd Ave. Why: As part of a National Water Quality Initiative grant.RSVP: 503-210-6000.
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