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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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2018-2019 CWSP at a Glance

2018-19 FUNDED PROJECTS

  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors PDX ($10,000): This project provided funding for a community group which collected trash from unhoused Portlanders and provided conservation and ecological education to minimize negative environmental impacts of camping.

  • Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership’s Vernon Stormwater Phase II ($10,000): This project built on past work and removed asphalt and replaced it with a sustainable rain garden.

  • Friends of Zenger Farm’s Farm School ($8,285): This project provided funding for watershed and STEAM education programs for children of East Portland.

  • Depave’s Depave Project Enhancement & Education ($10,000): This project engaged community volunteers in Depave’s new Green Thumb program to help steward past projects.

  • Lent School PTA Garden Committee’s Lent School Watershed Studies ($7,400): This project provided ecological education and conservation projects along Johnson Creek to underserved students in East Portland.

  • Spring Mountain Christian Academy’s Springwater Corridor Bike and Clean Up ($1,000): This project provided an outdoor conservation learning and hands-on service opportunity to East Portland youth, many of whom come from families who have immigrated from Slavic nations.

  • Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s 11th Annual Johnson Creek Clean-Up ($5,819): This project funded the ongoing work of the Johnson Creek Watershed Council. Each year, the event removes trash from the watershed by the ton.

  • Camp ELSO (Experience Life Science Outdoors) Adventurers Program- Summer 2018 ($10,000): This project provided an educational field opportunity to children from underrepresented and marginalized populations to increase watershed engagement using STEAM and life sciences.

  • Wilshire NatureScape Group and Friends of Wilshire Park’s Wilshire Nature Scape Project ($9,125): This project created a native species ‘nature room’ display in Wilshire Park, provided resources for local pollinators, enhanced native plant understory, and provided a valuable educational opportunity for local schools.

  • Friends of Tryon Creek’s Tryon Field Ecology Internship ($5,000): This project facilitated the reestablishment of native species and enhanced understory planting.

  • Portland State University Native American Student and Community Center’s Restoration of the NASCC Rooftop Garden ($10,000): This project enhanced and improved the rooftop garden and provided valuable access to culturally significant species for Portland’s thriving indigenous community.

  • Tryon Creek Watershed Council’s Watershed 101 Mobile Training Program ($8,400): This project provided educational opportunities to the community by facilitating workshops that included lecture-style learning in tandem with hands-on restoration opportunities.


2018-19 Selection Committee

Preselection Committee

  • B. Castra Nemici, CWSP Coordinator, PSU Indigenous Nations Studies Program
  • Esmeralda Sanchez, CWSP Coordinator, PSU Indigenous Nations Studies Program
  • Judy Bluehorse Skelton, staff, PSU Indigenous Nations Studies Program
  • Jennifer Devlin, BES Columbia Watersheds
  • Kate Carone, BES Eastside Watersheds
  • Becky Tillson, BES Westside Watersheds
  • Linda Castillo, Office of Neighborhood involvement
  • Kristan Burkert, BES Administration
  • Svetlana Pell, BES
  • Victor Cato

Full Selection Committee

  • B. Castra Nemici, CWSP Coordinator, PSU Indigenous Nations Studies Program
  • Esmeralda Sanchez, CWSP Coordinator, PSU Indigenous Nations Program
  • Judy Bluehorse Skelton, staff, PSU Indigenous Nations Program
  • Jennifer Devlin, BES Columbia Watersheds
  • Kate Carone, BES Eastside Watersheds
  • Becky Tillson, BES Westside Watersheds
  • Megan Hanson, BES Clean Rivers Education
  • Linda Castillo, Office of Neighborhood involvement
  • Suzanne Easton, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Kristan Burkert, BES Administration
  • Svetlana Pell, BES
  • Victor Cato