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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

MAILING ADDRESS: 1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Program History

Since 1999, CWSP has granted nearly $1 million to 213 projects. As of mid-2012:

  • Funds were matched by $3.6 million in community support through donations of services, materials and volunteer time.
  • Over 43,000 people donated 325,000 volunteer hours.
  • Volunteers planted 147,000 native plants and trees, restored over 190 acres of riparian and upland habitat, and enhanced over 10 miles of streams.

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 the Stewardship Coordinator at 503-823-7917 or

Map of Grant Project Sites

Map showing all CWSP-funded projects

Fact Sheet

Community Watershed Stewardship Program overview

Types of Projects

Categories and examples of recent projects funded by CWSP