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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

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Get Involved

  • Resources at workshops

  • Rain Garden Workshop

  • Rain Garden Workshop

  • Friends of Trees Planting

  • Stormdrain Marking

  • Planting Day in Tabor to the River

Your neighborhood is part of the largest watershed enhancement project in Portland's history! All around you, the city is constructing sustainable stormwater facilities, planting trees, and removing invasive plants. Neighbors are doing their part for healthy watersheds by building rain gardens, planting trees, and landscaping with native plants.


Please join in the fun and be a partner for watershed health! Ways to get involved range from hosting a neighborhood event to learning more about how to protect rivers, streams, and watersheds. Select a project below or create on of your own.

Backyard Certified Habitat Program

Teach your neighbors and friends about backyard habitats and help them certify their backyards!

Get Involved with SOLVE

Volunteer at planting events and attend presentations focused on watershed health

Volunteer with Surfrider Foundation

Volunteer at storm drain marking parties, green street steward days and gardening workshops with Surfrider

Get Help with Ecoroof, Raingarden and Downspout Disconnection Projects

Learn more about what you can do on your own property

Volunteer with Friends of Mt. Tabor Park

Join the "Weed Warriors" as a volunteer or crew leader to help Mt. Tabor Park

Be a Green Street Steward

Green streets are small rain gardens in the public right-of-way that manage stormwater runoff from streets.

Rain Garden or Naturescaping Workshops

Attend or host a workshop to learn about planning and constructing rain gardens and naturescaping

Volunteer with Depave

Volunteer to work on pavement removal projects that protect water quality

Plant Trees

Help with planting days or become a summer tree inspector