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Greening the Alameda Stairs

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Earlier this month, the Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Association, Environmental Services Tabor to the River Program, and the Backyard Habitat Certification Program partnered with the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) on a grant for a native planting along the Alameda Stairs.

Around two dozen volunteers came out to plant more than 500 native plants, helping to improve habitat and the pedestrian experience of walking the Alameda Stairs.  The stairs are the first public space under consideration through the Backyard Habitat Certification Program, making this project truly unique. These native plants and shrubs will spread their roots and grow throughout the Spring and Summer, helping to stabilize the slope and provide ample habitat for insects, birds, and more.

For more information on how to get your property Backyard Habitat Certification through Audubon Society of Portland and Columbia Land Trust, visit: https://backyardhabitats.org/

For more information on small grants from EMSWCD to improve community spaces and events, visit: https://emswcd.org/grants-and-cost-share/apply/space/

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Timothy Forsberg

March 25, 2016 at 10:40 AM

Interested to see this first hand. Given the number of stairs along the Alameda Ridge can you include the cross street?

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Matthew Burlin

March 25, 2016 at 11:27 AM

Hello Mr. Forsberg,

Thanks for your interest. You're right, there are multiple publicly owned stairways in this neighborhood - more opportunities for projects like this, perhaps!

This project is located at NE 43rd Avenue between NE Wisteria and NE Alameda. Let us know how it looks!

Thanks from the City Green Blog

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