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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP)

  • Groundwork Portland teens green their neighborhood

  • Community volunteer

  • Glenfair Community Garden

  • Our Happy Block parking lot retrofit

Funding for YOUR community project

Including neighborhood improvements, community gardens, youth leadership, and more!

Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) helps Portlanders make improvements in their neighborhoods and communities, while also improving the health of our watersheds. CWSP is a partnership between Environmental Services and Portland State University. CWSP administers two grant programs: Stewardship Grants of up to $10,000 and Native Plant Mini-Grants of up to $500.

CWSP provides Stewardship Grants of up to $10,000 for projects such as:

  • Youth leadership and job skills programs
  • Neighborhood safety, health and livability projects
  • Adding plants and trees to your neighborhood, school or church
  • Cleanup and restoration of parks, playgrounds and streams
  • Community gardens
  • Replacing pavement with native plants
  • Environmental education and art projects

CWSP provides Native Plant Mini-Grants of up to $500.

Mini-Grants are available to both community groups and some private landowners throughout the year to purchase native plants.

CWSP seeks to award grants in a manner that advances the city’s established equity goals, with regard to where projects are carried out and who they involve and benefit. We encourage projects that expand and diversify leadership and participation in watershed stewardship.

If you have questions about the grant program, past projects, or have an idea for a project of your own, contact Stewardship Coordinator Rosa Lehman at 503-823-7917.


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