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/