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Plant Sale Pick-up is today, February 8th

Mockorange (Philadelphus lewisii)

Our Annual Native Plant Sale Pick-up Day is this Saturday, February 8th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM! If you ordered from our online store, please note this is the only day to pick up your plants. Look for the big white tents in the parking lot behind the EMSWCD Office located at 5211 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97217.

Important Pick-up Details:

  • This is an outdoor event, please dress for the weather!
    The lines can be long at first, so be prepared for a bit of a wait. We will be working hard to accommodate you as fast as we can. Consider arriving a little after 11:00 AM for less of a wait!
  • Getting Here
    Our parking lot will be closed to vehicles for this event, so parking will be limited to the nearby side streets. A designated ADA parking spot will be reserved at our driveway entrance located on N. Roselawn (click here for map). Staff and volunteers will be available for assistance.

Learn more important details about Plant Sale Pick-up Day here. If you have any questions about your order or are unable to pick up your plants, please contact Alex at (503) 935-5367 or

Workshops open during inclement weather

honey bee on red-flowering currant

updated January 15th, 2020

We have had a few questions about inclement weather, including possible snow on the horizon this week! Most EMSWCD workshops are currently set to remain open during inclement weather, unless otherwise noted. Update: the Farm Succession workshop set for today, January 15th has been postponed to March 11th. If any other workshops are cancelled or postponed, we will notify all registrants by email.

You can register for any of our workshops here!

Apply for a Partners in Conservation grant!

Recently-planted red flowering currant at a grant project restoration site

The 2020 Partners in Conservation (PIC) Grant cycle is now open! Applications will be due on December 16th, 2019. Please take a look at the 2020 PIC Guidelines for more information.

The Partners in Conservation program awards grants annually from $5,000 to $100,000 to non-profit organizations, local governments and educational institutions for on-the-ground conservation projects, environmental education, school and community food gardens, and participation of diverse communities in conservation work. Learn more about PIC Grants here.

Please contact Suzanne if you have any questions at

We’re now accepting applications for the Headwaters Farm Incubator Program!

Headwaters Farm fields

We are now accepting applications for the Headwaters Farm Incubator Program 2020 growing season! The Incubator Program leases farmland, equipment and other resources to individuals seeking to establish a farm business. We encourage all interested individuals to apply!

Visit the Incubator Application page for information about the program and instructions on how to apply! You can also contact Rowan Steele, our Headwaters Farm Program Manager, at or (503) 939-0314. All application materials are due by Wednesday, October 31st, 2018.

Watch these two brand new videos to learn how the Headwaters Farm Incubator Program helps farmers as they launch their farm businesses.

Office hours at the Grange

Office Hours Horse

This event has been cancelled. Please contact Jeremy Baker directly for one-on-one assistance., (503) 935-5361.
August 21st and 22nd

We’re coming to you!

Head to the Multnomah Grange for free one-on-one assistance from Jeremy Baker, Senior Conservation Planner. The Multnomah Grange is located at 30639 SE Bluff Road in Gresham. Bring your questions and explore strategies and solutions around:

  • Erosion prevention
  • Forestry
  • Natural areas
  • Livestock and grazing
  • Cropping
  • Irrigation


Public hearing on exemption from competitive bidding

The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) will hold a public hearing for the purpose of taking comments on the draft findings for an exemption from the competitive bidding requirement under ORS 297C, for the installation of a solar photovoltaic system on an agricultural property owned by EMSWCD, located east of Gresham, Oregon. The hearing will be held at 5211 N Williams Ave., Portland, OR 97217 at 10 AM on Friday, August 2nd, 2019. For queries or to obtain copies of the draft findings, contact Andrew Brown: (503) 222-7645 or

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