Our 2017 Native Plant Sale is now open!

Golden currant (Ribes aureum), one of the many plants available in our 2017 Native Plant Sale

Our annual Native Plant Sale is now open! We are selling beneficial native trees and shrubs you can use to create a beautiful, hardy and low-impact yard. Online ordering continues for about two weeks (until February 1st), or until we run out of stock.

Start shopping – visit
our Native Plant Sale store!


Please note we are experiencing a very high volume of website traffic, which brought down our website for the first hour. We are working to resolve this issue, and thank you for your patience.

Questions about the Native Plant Sale? Visit our Plant Sale FAQ page!

Vacancies for EMSWCD Associate Board Director positions

The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) is seeking up to five Associate Board Directors. EMSWCD is a local government entity that serves over 700,000 residents who live, own, and/or manage land east of the Willamette River in Multnomah County, Oregon. The EMSWCD service area encompasses 230,000 acres, which includes the City of Portland and portions of three major watersheds, all of which contribute to the Greater Columbia River Basin.

The EMSWCD Board of is composed of five publicly-­elected Board Directors and several appointed Associate Board Directors. Associate Board Directors help EMSWCD achieve its mission to help people care for land and water by participating in monthly board and committee meetings, representing the EMSWCD in the community, and by providing input on programs, policies, and grants. Associate Board Directors are non-staff volunteer positions that do not vote on Board decisions, but may be appointed to Board Committees wherein all Committee members vote. Read more

Unlocking the secrets to soil health

Attention, farmers! Learn how to get the most out of your soil at an upcoming free workshop in Aurora, “Unlocking the Secrets to Soil Health Success in Organic Systems.” The workshop takes place on January 17th; see the flier for additional details.

RSVP for this free workshop: email Ben at ben@tilth.org or call (503) 580-4767.

Upcoming EMSWCD Board and Committee Meetings

The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD), serving all of Multnomah County East of the Willamette River, has scheduled Board and Committee meetings at the District Office (5211 N. Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97217) for the month of January 2017. Visit this page to see a calendar of upcoming meetings.

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bee visits Douglas aster flowers

Want to keep up with the latest events, workshops and news from EMSWCD? Join our email list! It’s a great way to get updates and announcement about annual events such as our native plant sale and yard tour, as well as our free workshops for urban and rural residents. You can also learn about our grant offerings, our land conservation program, and volunteer opportunities!

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