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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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2019-2020 CWSP at a Glance

2019-2020 FUNDED PROJECTS

  • Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership’s Sitton Schoolyard Stormwater Project ($11,997): This project will engage students to depave an underutilized area of Sitton School property to improve stormwater management and create beneficial green space.

  • Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s Wapato on the Slough ($8,684): This project will support two Indigenous community members to survey and map presence of Wapato, a culturally significant first food, along the Columbia Slough, to be used to educate the community and inform future restoration.

  • Wisdom of the Elders’ Columbia Slough Water Trail Guide and Restoration ($10,740): This project will be led by Native American environmental workforce to restore a boat launch site along the Columbia Slough and create a water trail guide to encourage exploration.

  • The Blueprint Foundation’s Constructing Careers Green Building Mentoring Program at Dharma Rain Zen Center ($12,000): This project will provide valuable hands-on education and experience about green infrastructure and brownfield restoration to black youth at the Dharma Rain Zen Center.

  • Depave’s Centennial School District Depave at Powell Butte Elementary ($12,000): This project will remove asphalt from Powell Butte Elementary School property to create new active greenspaces that will provide nature play areas, sustainable on-site stormwater management, native plantings, and other infrastructure beneficial to the community.

  • Division Midway Alliance’s Cleanup & Youth Engagement Through Environmental Education ($10,050): This project will engage underrepresented youth from David Douglas High School using the train-the-trainer model to educate other community members about supporting watershed health and lead a cleanup project along SE Division St.

  • Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s 22nd Annual Watershed Wide Event ($7,145): This project will be the continuation of the JCWC’s largest event of the year during which hundreds of volunteers remove invasive species and plant more than 5,000 native plants and shrubs along Johnson Creek.

  • Urban Greenspaces Institute’s PSU and Siletz Indigenous Garden ($9,640): This project will engage PSU students to expand the existing Indigenous learning garden at the Siletz tribal office by depaving and installing native plants in underutilized areas of the outer courtyard.

  • Tryon Creek Watershed Council’s “Watershed 101” Mobile Training Program ($9,000): This project will provide educational opportunities to the community by facilitating workshops that include lecture-style learning in tandem with hands-on restoration opportunities.

  • Leach Garden Friends’ Community Restoration Project ($7,000): This project will engage community members and David Douglas School District students to plan and implement restoration of rare riparian habitat at Leach Botanical Garden.


2018-2019 CWSP Selection Committee

Pre-Application Selection Committee

  • Jennifer Devlin—BES Columbia Watershed & CWSP Director
  • Serina Fast Horse—CWSP Coordinator, PSU Indigenous Nations Studies Program
  • Judy Bluehorse-Skelton—Instructor, PSU Indigenous Nations Studies Program
  • Colleen Mitchell—BES Westside & Eastside Watersheds
  • Michelle Moulton—BES N2R
  • Christa Shier—BES Clean Rivers Education

Full Application Selection Committee

  • Jennifer Devlin—BES Columbia Watershed & CWSP Director
  • Serina Fast Horse—CWSP Coordinator, PSU Indigenous Nations Studies Program
  • Judy Bluehorse-Skelton—Instructor, PSU Indigenous Nations Studies Program
  • Colleen Mitchell—BES Westside & Eastside Watersheds
  • Michelle Moulton—BES N2R
  • Christa Shier—BES Clean Rivers Education
  • Megan Hanson—BES Clean Rivers Education
  • Jessica Terlikowski—BES Tribal Liaison
  • Kristan Burkhart—BES Administration
  • Suzanne Easton—East Multnomah Water and Soil Conservation District
  • Ryndi Beamish—BES Administration
  • Tatiana Elejalde—Office of Equity and Human Rights