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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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Sign up now for free naturescaping workshops

Do you want to build a rain garden? Add native plants to your yard? There's a workshop for that - and it's free.

Environmental Services and the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District are hosting a series of naturescaping workshops this spring.  While the workshops are free, they do fill up fast. Here is the schedule now through June.

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Event name: Rain Garden 101 Workshop

Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Russellville Grange Hall – 12105 NE Prescott St.

Summary of event: Join Environmental Services and East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District for a free Rain Garden 101 Workshop

Details: Learn how to build your own rain garden! Environmental Services is partnering with East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District to put on a workshop to help you assess site conditions and choose appropriate plants for your own rain garden! This workshop will include an onsite tour of rain garden and bioswale projects at the Russellville Grange. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. This workshop is ADA accessible.  Register here.

 

Event name: Naturescaping Basics Workshop

Date: April 4, 2020, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: SE Uplift – 3534 SE Main St.

Summary of event: Join Environmental Services and East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District for a free Naturescaping Basics Workshop

Details: Attend a workshop to learn how to naturescape on your own!  In this workshop you will learn the core concepts of natural landscaping, pollution prevention, watershed health connections, and beneficial native plants. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. This workshop is ADA accessible.  Register here.

 

Event name: Naturescaping Basics Workshop

Date: May 9, 2020, 9  a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Social Justice Action Center – 400 SE 12th Ave.

Summary of event: Join Environmental Services and East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District for a free Naturescaping Basics Workshop

Details: Attend a workshop to learn how to naturescape on your own!  In this workshop you will learn the core concepts of natural landscaping, pollution prevention, watershed health connections, and beneficial native plants. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. This workshop is ADA accessible.  Register here.

 

Event name: Native Plants Workshop

Date: June 13, 2020, 10: a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Matt Dishman Community Center – 77 NE Knott St.

Summary of event: Join Environmental Services and East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District for a free Native Plants Workshop

Destails: Join East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District and Environmental Services to learn about the benefits of native plants!  In this workshop you will be introduced to common native plant communities in Portland and learn tips and techniques for helping them to thrive in your garden or yard.  Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. This workshop is ADA accessible.  Register here.

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 Find out more: Did you know that clean rivers start in your neighborhood? When we plant trees and native landscaping, those natural solutions not only provide beauty and habitat, they also absorb rain, and that helps keep our rivers clean. How does that work? Find out at our website: From your Neighborhood to the River. Or contact Jennifer Karps at 503-865-6060 ,or Jennifer.Karps@portlandoregon.gov