Our 2014-15 Work Plan

Download 2014-15 Work Plan

Our work plan for the 2014-15 fiscal year is now available! You can download it here.

The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District provides technical, educational and financial assistance to landowners, managers and others in an effort establish and maintain healthy ecosystems, with a particular focus on soil, water, and habitat conservation. We create a work plan every year in order to organize and prioritize our work, and set specific program goals to further our mission. Learn more about our mission and the work we do in the District in the About EMSWCD section.

Announcing our 2014 Partners in Conservation Grants!

East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District announces its 2014 Partners in Conservation (PIC) grants totaling $862,000 awarded to conservation and environmental education projects in the District’s boundaries (all of Multnomah County east of the Willamette River).

The District received 39 PIC applications this year, representing projects in each of its grant program areas: restoration, sustainable agriculture, project design/engineering, pollution prevention, stormwater management, monitoring, and environmental education. The PIC grant program funds projects on an annual basis through a competitive process that seeks to support those efforts most closely aligned with the District’s strategic priorities.

This year, the EMSWCD Board of Directors awarded 27 grants, including three multi-year PIC Plus grants, which are multi-stakeholder initiatives that demonstrate benefits from committed multi-year support. Projects vary considerably in scope, from restoring large acreages of habitat in the Johnson Creek watershed to community gardening with immigrant populations in East Portland. “The quality and diversity of projects this year is incredible. These grants allow us to reach all corners of the District, supporting the great work of these organizations while also leveraging other funding,” said Jay Udelhoven, Executive Director of EMSWCD. Read more

Notice of Election for District Directors of the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Notice is hereby given that on November 4, 2014, an election will be held for the purpose of electing board director(s) to the following positions for the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District:

Positions: Director of Zone 3 – 4 years; Director At-large 2 – 4 years

Zone boundaries, eligibility requirements, and copies of the required elections forms may be obtained at the SWCD Office located at 5211 North Williams Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97217 (view map), 503-222-7645. The zone boundaries and eligibility requirements are also available on our website in the links below.

Election forms and information may also be found at: http://oregon.gov/ODA/SWCD/services.shtml

Each candidate must file a “Declaration of Candidacy” and a “Petition for Nomination Signature Sheet” with the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Division. The filing deadline is 5:00 p.m. on August 26, 2014.

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