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Spring 2015 Stormwater Challenge Workshop Series

Stormwater Workshop flyer - click for PDF
Do you want to save money on your landscaping? Or learn how to reduce runoff, improve stream health, and reduce flooding in the challenging hills and soils of SW Portland? This workshop series will help!

Workshop Series:

Introduction to Stormwater Workshop This workshop was held on Saturday, March 14th, 9am-3pm.  If you missed it and would like to attend a future workshop, watch the video recording to catch up:

Hands-On Workshops - Build the Best Practices: Final workshop!
  • Sunday, April 19th, 9am-1pm *** See photo below from this workshop ***
  • Sunday, May 3rd, 9am-1pm
Participants receive additional hands-on training as we install stormwater projects at two residential demonstration sites with varying types of challenging conditions. We work together to implement designs from the Introductory Workshop, with some additional consultation with each of the homeowners. Because we focus on different techniques and conditions at each site, participants are encouraged (but not required) to attend all workshops. Locations will be provided prior to workshop date.

Participants receive hands-on training while installing stormwater projects.

For more information on workshop content, visit the course website at:

*** Click here to register for Spring 2015 workshops ***


Thanks to West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District for funding this much needed project!

Additional Stormwater Management Resources

For a cursory overview of the science, regulation and management of stormwater, and stormwater practices for challenging sites, check out the Stormwater Starts at Home presentation (PDF) from the May 2014 SW Hills Residential League quarterly meeting. If you would like a similar presentation for your SW Portland neighborhood, faith community or other group, please contact or 503-823-2862.

If you are unable to attend the Spring 2015 stormwater workshop series and would like to receive announcements for similar workshops in the future, subscribe to the SW Watershed e-newsletter - check the SW Watershed "Riffles" box.