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 Westside Watershed Resource Center at 503-823-2862 to seek guidance.

Education Programs and Workshops (free or low-cost)

Erosion Control


List of grant opportunities open to local landowners and/or stewardship groups (click link above). 

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 our Publications page for a list of local contractors who are well-versed in invasive plant removal.

Native Plant Sales

Pet Waste

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

Stormwater Management

Technical Assistance Providers

Obtain professional help in restoring and stewarding your property (click link above).  

WRC FREE Tool Loan Program

Information about FREE tools available to SW Portland residents and organizations for watershed restoration projects (click link above).

Partnering Organizations and Related Programs