The Community Watershed Stewardship Program Grant application: Deadline March 29, 2013

The Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) is pleased to announce that grants of up to $10,000 are available to support projects that improve neighborhoods and communities while also improving the health of our watersheds. Application deadline is Friday, March 29, 2013 at 4:00 p.m..

For application materials and information:, call 503-823-7917 or email

Or you can attend a workshop for prospective applicants.  The workshop will help groups develop their projects and put together competitive applications. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, February 13
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Kenton Library
8226 N Denver Avenue Portland, OR 97217

Potential projects  can include:

Eligible projects are those that build community and improve watershed health, including:
Neighborhood safety, health and livability projects

  • Discourage criminal activity by cleaning up and greening troubled properties
  • Manage pollution and stormwater runoff
  • Solve a drainage problem on your school or church playground or parking lot
  • Add trees, vegetation, and public art

Youth leadership and skills development

  • Provide stipends for teens and young adults to work on neighborhood projects
  • Help young people gain work experience in environmental and green jobs fields

Community gardens

  • Remove unneeded pavement or turf and create a garden that provides fresh food
  • Add native plant areas to your food garden to attract pollinators

Art and education

  • Create art that educates your community about watersheds
  • Organize learning and community service opportunities that improve the urban environment

Cleanup and restoration

  • Invasive plant removal
  • Bioswales, rain gardens and naturescaping
  • Natural area cleanup and restoration


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