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Watershed Restoration Resources

Want to enhance wildlife habitat in your backyard? Organize a group of neighbors to clean up the creek around the corner? Click on the links below for resources that can help you achieve these goals. Feel free to call the Watershed Resource Center at 503-823-2862 to seek guidance over the phone, or stop in to the office in Room 5 of the Multnomah Arts Center.


Education Programs and Workshops (free or low-cost)


Erosion Control



List of grant opportunities open to local landowners and/or stewardship groups. 

Gardening for Wildlife and Watershed Health


Native Plant Nurseries and Online Native Plant Information


Native Plant Professionals

  • Sign up for the Backyard Habitat Certification Program, and a program technician will visit your yard to help identify any invasive plants present.
  • Contact the WRC if you are looking for assistance in removing invasive plants from your property. 
  • Go to the Reports and Publications page for a list of local contractors who are well-versed in invasive plant removal.
  • maintains a list of landscape architects, designers and contractors who are versed in Naturescaping and native plants.

Native Plant Sales (Seasonal/Annual)


Pet Waste

...a common question at the WRC. See Dogs for the Environment or Canines for Clean Water.

Stormwater Management


Technical Assistance Providers

Obtain help from in restoring and stewarding your property.  

Technical Permitting for Watershed Projects

Tool Loan

WRC Tool Checkout Information about tools available to SW Portland residents and organizations for watershed restoration projects.

Partnering Organizations and Related Programs