Clackamas County Master Gardeners


Master Gardeners™ are trained volunteers, educated through OSU Extension Service to offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities.

Reliable: our gardening advice and education is science-based.

Relevant: customized information for your gardening situation.

Reachable: call us on the phone, email us a question, or visit with us at markets or gardens in your community.

Free Lectures

We hold free lectures on the 2nd Monday of each month (except July and August) at the Milwaukie Center (5540 SE Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie). Lectures are open to the public and start at 7 p.m.

June 13, 2016

Landscape Elements for a Healthy Watershed – Brian Wegener, Advocacy & Communication Manager, Tualatin River Keepers

Brian Wegener will talk about how stormwater runoff impacts urban streams and different ways of reducing those impacts including green streets, rain gardens, eco-roofs, bioswales, and street trees.  He will also talk about the Parking Forest project, using a specially engineered soil that helps trees to thrive in the hostile environment of a parking lot.

Brian Wegener is a lifelong river enthusiast who has been on Tualatin River Keepers staff since 2003.  He has extensive expertise in municipal stormwater regulations, green infrastructure, wetland permits, and grassroots advocacy. Brian leads TRK’s Watershed Watch and works as a catalyst with TRK’s network of volunteer scientists to keep abreast of all new developments impacting our river. He earned a B.S. & M.S. in Mathematics, PSU. 

*mg education credit



Clackamas County Master Gardeners are the folks who put on the annual Spring Garden Fair, bringing together over 7,000 gardeners with over 150 plant and garden-art vendors.

Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In reference to publications, events, or activities: Publications will be made available in accessible formats upon request. Please call 503-655-8631 for information. If you have a physical disability that requires special considerations in order for you to attend the event/activity, please notify the metro Master Gardener program at 503-655-8631 or