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Professional Development at the Environmental Learning Center

Earn Continuing Education Units at the ELC

If you're looking for a fun and convenient way to broaden your knowledge around environmental issues and earn continuing education units (CEUs), the Environmental Learning Center at Clackamas Community College is here to help. We offer a variety of short courses designed to give professionals hands-on experience while learning from experts in the field.

Short course topics will include areas related to stormwater management, wetland/river restoration and ecology, and more. Our rustic, yet comfortable, classrooms provide an excellent learning environment in the middle of a recently restored wetland.

  • Only minutes from downtown Oregon City
  • Free and open parking
  • Retreat-like feel close to the city
  • Conveniently located off Interstate-205

To get more information about professional development workshops, to join our email list, or to discuss your training needs, please contact Leanne Wells at or 503-594-3015.

Professional Development at the ELC

Wetland Law and Policy (Nov. 16, 2023)
Fundamentals of Erosion and Sediment Control (Dec. 14, 2023)
Vegetated Stormwater Facilities (Jan. 24-26, 2024)
Wetland Delineation (March 18-21, 2024)
Preservation of Trees During Construction (April 26, 2024)
Oregon Rapid Wetland Assessment Protocol (May 7-15, 2024)
Stream Function Assessment Method (SFAM) - (Sept. 17,19, 25, 2024)
Wetland Plant ID (May 16-17, 2024)

Vegetated Stormwater Facilities qualified landscapers

In an effort to assist the public with finding qualified individuals for maintaining vegetated stormwater facilities, we provide this List of Landscapers who have successfully completed our Vegetated Stormwater Facilities workshop. In this course, they learned about strategies for effectively maintaining the functionality of facilities like swales and raingardens.

Environmental Professional Technical Advisory Committee Membership

This group of advisors provides guidance on the ELC's professional development program. The committee ensures that the ELC only offers in-demand, relevant training and that instructors have real-world experience in the subject matter.

Environmental Professional Technical Advisory Committee Membership
Ron AdamsCCC Board of Education, retired
Todd AlsburyCascade Environmental Group
John BordenClackamas River Basin Council
Rowyn Cooper-CareselliWolfe Water Resources
Mike HamiltonUC Natural Reserve System
Cheryl McGinnisClackamas River Basin Council
Bill MonroeClackamas River Basin Council
Doug NeeleyGreater Oregon City Watershed Council
Devin PattersonClackamas County
Joe RudolphWolfe Water Resources
John RunyonCascade Environmental Group
Gail ShaloumClackamas Water Environment Services
Ben WalczakODFW
Brandon WeemsThe Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde

Interested in donating to the ELC?

Your donation is tax deductible, and your generosity helps us continue to offer all our programming and scholarship opportunities.

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