How To Get Involved
- Hand pull plants in your yard, streamside or in the adjacent right-of-way. Bag pulled plants and put them in the garbage.
- Join a work party to pull garlic mustard in our city parks and natural areas. Learn how to identify the plants from professionals and have fun working alongside your neighbors (see Contacts and Activities below).
- Report new locations of garlic mustard. If you see garlic mustard somewhere other than indicated on the partnership maps, please report it to Mitch Bixby at 503-823-2989 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We Can Help
The city can treat garlic mustard on your property for you. Click here to download a Permit of Entry form. Fill it out and return it by the end of April and we will treat garlic mustard on your property in May or June.
If the treatment season has ended, we will add your name to our treatment inventory for the following spring.
Portland Parks West Side (Mary Verrilli, 503-823-3681) or Willamette River (Marissa Dorais, 503-823-7016) Volunteer Coordinators
West Willamette neighborhood groups
- Friends of Marquam Nature Park- Robin Jensen, 503-799-8435
- Friends of Terwilliger - Robin Vesey, 503-293-1069
- West Willamette Restoration Partnership – Watershed Resource Center, 503-823-2862
- South Portland Riverbank Partners - Marissa Dorais, 503-823-7016
- Stephens Creek Stewards - Jen Seamans, 503-823-2862
Tryon neighborhood groups
- Friends of Tryon Creek State Park- 503-636-4398
- Tryon Creek Watershed Council – Corrina Chase, email@example.com or 503-636-4398
- Friends of Marshall and Maricara Parks– John DeLance, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fanno neighborhood groups
- Friends of Vermont Creek - Jen Seamans, 503-823-2862
- Friends of Woods Park- Kevin Duff, 503-998-9417
- Bridlemile Creek Stewards - Steve Mullinax, 503-768-9065
- Friends of April Hill Park- Jill Gaddis, email@example.com
- Friends of Dickinson Park- Tony Hansen, 503-317-3914
- Multnomah Village Gateway Project - Randy Bonella, 503-803-5963
- PCC Habitat Team at Sylvania Natural Area Park- April Ann Fong, firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply for a Community Watershed Stewardship Grant
The Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP), a partnership between Environmental Services and Portland State University, offers funding for community projects, helps plan projects, and can connect community groups with resources for their projects.
Shannon Jamison, 503-823-7917, www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/stewardship
Treebate – Plant a Tree in Your Yard and Get a Rebate
Every tree planted in Portland contributes to clean rivers and healthy watersheds. Plant a tree in your yard and get a Treebate!
Jennifer Karps, 503-823-2263 or www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/treebate
Backyard Habitat Certification Program [Columbia Land Trust and Audubon Society]
Certify your own yard and help your community do the same! This program provides technical assistance and discounts on plants, soil, amendments and tools to private property and small lot owners (less than one acre) to restore native wildlife habitat in their backyards and help manage on-site stormwater runoff.
Gaylen Beatty, 503-841-5918 or www.columbialandtrust.org
West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District
The West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District can help with large-scale restoration projects, invasive weed removal, school gardens, grants and conservation workshops. Visit www.wmswcd.org to learn more.
Southwest Watershed Resource Center
Jen Seamans, 503-823-2862, http://wrc.swni.org