Living on the Water

A Guide for Floating Home Owners and Marine Managers

A publication is available to help guide those who rent or own floating homes, or own and manage moorages in our District. The guide covers a host of issues unique to folks who live on the water and care about protecting and enhancing the natural resources around them.

A guide to Living on the Water [4.0 MB PDF]

Written by the Scappoose Bay Watershed Council and West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, the guide provides information on safety issues, minimizing impacts to water quality, vegetation and wildlife around floating homes, and provides links to numerous additional resources.

Additional Resources:

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality – Willamette River Basin Water Toxics Summary – August 2020

Fire Safety for Floating Homes – See our educational video on YouTube