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)

  • Naturescaping (East Multnomah SWCD)
  • Rain Gardens 101  (East Multnomah SWCD)
  • Soil School - held annually in April, cosponsored by local SWCDs.
  • Stormwater for Challenging Sites workshop series (SW Watershed Resource Center, West Multnomah SWCD)
  • Weed Watchers training (West Multnomah SWCD, Bureau of Environmental Services, & others)

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.

Native Plant Sales (Seasonal/Annual)

Pet Waste

...a common question at the WRC. See Dogs for the Environment.

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