As part of the Clackamas Partnership Strategic Planning project, Cascade developed and submitted a restoration implementation grant proposal to the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB). OWEB selected the Partnership to receive a Focused Investment Partnership (FIP) implementation grant. The partnership was awarded $3,454,580 of a 6-year (2019-2025) planned total investment of $8,744,080 to support fish habitat restoration in the Clackamas River Basin and other watersheds, benefitting Chinook salmon, coho salmon, steelhead, and other native fish species. The Partnership estimates leveraging at least an equal amount of additional funding from Partnership organizations and other sources to support their efforts.
“This project is a great investment of the state’s Lottery dollars,” says Meta Loftsgaarden, OWEB’s
executive director. “This investment benefits native fish species while improving water quality and
supporting the local natural resource economy.”
Learn more about the project here.