Watch the transformation of Hoge Creek in Linnton Neighborhood from ivy-covered to lovingly-restored with native plants. Neighborhood volunteers have received grant funding from the City of Portland’s Community Watershed Stewardship Program and have worked with Portland Parks and Recreation to save mature trees from climbing ivy, remove ivy near the stream and restore the area with native woodland species.
The group has recently been awarded $6,200 to continue the work on a restoration, outreach and pollution reduction project for Linnton Creek in Forest Park. The project will remove invasive vegetation, restore native plants, and install an interpretive sign and a plastic bag dispenser to encourage dog owners to pick up after their pets to reduce pollution in the creek.
The Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) helps Portlanders make improvements in their neighborhoods and communities, while also improving the health of our watersheds. CWSP is a partnership between Environmental Services and Portland State University. Visit the CWSP website to learn more about stewardship projects and future funding opportunities.