These are examples of some of the types of projects funded by CWSP grants.
Naturescaping on community sites demonstrates the importance of landscaping with native plants.
- Kenilworth Presbyterian Church – Stormwater Feature and Naturescaping
- Vestal Elementary – Schoolyard Naturescaping
- Oregon Humane Society – Naturescaping and Habitat Restoration
- Franciscan Montessori – Stormwater ALIVE!
Removing concrete, asphalt and other impervious surfaces allows stormwater to infiltrate into the soil, reducing flooding and sewer overflows and increasing the steady flow of cool ground water into streams during warm, dry periods. Depaved sites are converted into community gardens or stormwater management facilities.
Community garden projects can incorporate stormwater management improvements such as reducing impervious area, installing native plant gardens, and installing stormwater management facilities. Please see the 2012 Grant Application for new guidelines on how CWSP funds can be spent on community gardens.
- Glenfair Church - Glenfair Community Garden
- Vermont Hills United Methodist Church – Vermont Hills Community Garden
Innovative workshops, curricula, videos, creative writing, art projects, special events, interpretive signs and data collection for watershed projects are essential to creating a community of watershed stewards.
- Urban Greenspaces Institute – Oaks Bottom Mural Project
- Columbia Slough Watershed Council – Eyes on the Slough
- Friends of Tryon Creek State Park – Educational exhibits
- Bridlemile Creek Stewards – Watershed education
On-site stormwater management through green practices is vital to Portland's watershed health. These projects on developed sites include anything from swales and disconnected downspouts to pervious pavers.
- St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church – Pervious Parking Lot Project
- Linnton Community Center - Bioswale
These vegetated roof systems replace conventional roofs. Ecoroofs collect, filter and evaporate rainfall to reduce stormwater runoff while improving urban heat island effects and providing habitat.