Plumbing the depths of Claggett Creek

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Mark Akimoff, an environmental technician with the City of Keizer, is hoping a new project undertaken by the Claggett Creek Watershed Committee will change the polling results from students he encounters on field trips. Akimoff typically asks students he leads on educational trips if they can name the two bodies of water that run through Keizer. If he’s lucky, a handful can name Claggett Creek, far fewer identify Labish Ditch. Even parents are hard-pressed to come up with the answer. “Almost every kid I talk to has seen the markers that shows...

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