Out of 64 Pre-Applications Received, 31 were invited to submit Full Applications, and the following 13 Projects were funded:
COLUMBIA SLOUGH WATERSHED
Holy Redeemer School “365 Days, 37”, 150,000 Gallons” The school will disconnect several downspouts from school buildings and build a large rain garden to manage the stormwater on site. The project will involve students, teachers, parents, and the wider community.
Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) “Illahee Gardens” The NAYA community will replace impermeable surfaces with native, edible, and medicinal plants, which will benefit both watershed health and meet the need for fresh produce.
Trinity Full Gospel Pentecostal Church “Youth Community Garden” Together with community partners, members of the church youth group will lead in the creation of both a community vegetable garden and a rain garden allowing the church to disconnect multiple downspouts.
Verde ”Cully Residential Rain Gardens” In collaboration with interns from IRCO, and other partners, rain gardens will be planned and planted at the homes of five low-income Cully residents.
WILLAMETTE RIVER WATERSHED
Depave “Parking Lot Stormwater Retrofit” In partnership with the Faith Community Church community, Depave will replace part of the church parking lot with a rain garden to manage stormwater on site.
Linnton Neighborhood Association “Hoge Creek Restoration Project” Volunteers will come together to first remove invasive English Ivy from approximately 11,000 square feet on either side of Hoge Creek, then to plant native plants.
Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO) “MLK & Shaver Rain Garden Phase II” In partnership with Irvington Covenant Church and Groundwork Portland, a functional art installation including a large mural and green wall will be built.
Russian Speaking Network of Oregon “Naturescaping for Environmental Education” RSN will engage community members in various environmental education workshops, including hands-on naturescaping work at Faith Community Church.
JOHNSON CREEK WATERSHED
Green Lents “Johnson Creek Clean-Up” Volunteers will clean up eight miles of Johnson Creek, removing approximately three tons of trash and debris.
Friends of Malden Court “Malden Court Community Orchard” Neighborhood volunteers will transform a derelict lot by removing trash and invasive Himalayan Blackberry and planting 40 fruit trees as well as over 100 native plants.
Momentum Alliance “Environmental Camp & Restoration” Momentum Alliance Youth Leaders will partner with Zenger Farm for in-depth watershed health education and a hands-on restoration project.
FANNO CREEK AND TRYON CREEK WATERSHEDS
SOLVE “Trillium Creek Restoration Project” SOLVE will lead students from Robert Gray MS in service-learning activities throughout the year and together with community partners, remove invasive plants from 2 acres of land, and replace them with native species.
Tryon Creek Watershed Council “Restoration Mentors” Restoration mentors will work with volunteer crews and homeowners to remove invasive species from several acres of land and plant 4,000-6,000 Native plants at targeted restoration sites along Tryon Creek.