CWSP received 52 pre-applications this year. CWSP invited 25 of the applicants to submit full applications. The grant selection committee chose these 13 projects to fund:
Columbia Slough Watershed
Columbia Slough Watershed Council - Youth Leadership in Restoration at CBWWTP
The watershed council will engage youth leaders from the Multnomah Youth Cooperative and students from north Portland schools to restore three acres along the Columbia Slough.
Iraqi Society of Oregon - Mesopotamians on the banks of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers
The Iraqi Society will work with the Columbia Slough Watershed Council to provide education through water quality monitoring, restoration projects and a canoe paddling experience.
Habitat for Humanity - Cully Rain Gardens in the Home and on the Street
Habitat for Humanity will work with Verde and Our 42nd Avenue Prosperity Initiative to identify low income homeowners with stormwater problems and one public space to build rain gardens and provide leadership opportunities for youth.
Willamette River Watershed
Depave - Depaving at Saint Peter & Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church
Depave 800 square feet of parking lot, add a rain garden, install native plants and work with church leaders, neighbors and English and Spanish speaking congregation members along SE 82nd Avenue.
Linnton Neighborhood Association - Linnton Creek Trail Head Restoration
Continue partnerships with Portland Parks and the neighborhood on a successful restoration, outreach and pollution reduction (dog waste) project for Linnton Creek in Forest Park.
Dharma Rain Zen Center - Siskiyou Community Garden
Dharma Rain will work with Madison High School, Groundwork Portland and neighbors to continue the redevelopment of a brownfield into a native plant pollinator and food garden.
Johnson Creek Watershed
Lents Springwater Habitat Restoration Project - Lents Springwater Project
Elementary students from Lents and youth mentors from Project YESS will continue working with Portland Parks on restoration and cleanup activities along the Springwater Trail.
Oregon Bhutanese Community Organization (OBCO) - Bhutanese Community Gardens
The Bhutanese community will engage seniors and youth to work in the community garden and provide youth leadership opportunities.
Portland YouthBuilders (PYB) - PYB Educational Ecoroof
Students at PYB will reduce pollution and runoff by constructing an ecoroof over a dumpster at their school site along SW 92nd Avenue.
ROSE Community Development - Lents Youth Initiative Watershed Health Projects
Rose Community Development, Green Lents and OPAL will hire two environmental stewardship interns to lead community improvement projects such as building a bioswale project and participating in monitoring and data collection in Green Lents watershed heath projects.
Watch the Lents Youth Initiative Video
Zomi Association - Zomi Association Community and Youth Garden and Watershed Project
Zomi and Burmese refugees, including youth and children, will have opportunities to learn about the Columbia Slough and to work on gardening projects.
Fanno and Tryon Creek Watersheds
Friends of Tryon Creek - Reaching out for Environmental Stewardship
The Friends will engage Markham Elementary’s SUN after-school program and the REACH Youth$ave Program in environmental education and restoration activities.
Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. - AYCO Watershed Team
African Youth Community Organization (AYCO) Watershed Team and SWNI continue their successful pilot partnership to provide opportunities for youth in watershed restoration by partnering with Portland Parks, West Multnomah SWCD and Tryon Creek Watershed Council.