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Irrigation Efficiency Workshop on May 15th

Learn how to save water and money by improving irrigation efficiency on your property! EMSWCD is offering a free workshop on May 15th at the Columbia Grange in Corbett. Topics covered will include converting to drip, sprinkler efficiency, moisture monitoring, and the frequency and duration of irrigation.

Register now!

We are hiring for a Chief of Finance and Operations

EMSWCD office

The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) is offering an exciting career opportunity for a dedicated professional to serve as the Chief of Finance and Operations (CFO) for EMSWCD’s Finance and Operations Program. The CFO is a senior-level position within EMSWCD, serving on the management team and interacting frequently with the Board of Directors and Board Committees. The CFO is responsible for all budgeting and financial management activities for EMSWCD.

The CFO is also responsible for oversight of 1-6 staff within the Finance and Operations Program. Program activities include but are not limited to board and committee management, contracting, equity, facilities and fleet management, human resources, information technology, office management, and marketing and media.

Update: This position has now been filled. Thank you for your interest!

Office hours at the Grange

Office Hours Horse

Thank you for your interest in our office hours at the Columbia Grange! Our last office hours were held on April 9th and 11th. We will put out another announcement the next time this is offered.

We’re coming to you!

Head to the Columbia Grange (The Columbia Grange is located at 37493 Grange Hall Rd in Corbett) for free one-on-one assistance from Jeremy Baker, Senior Conservation Planner. Bring your questions and explore strategies and solutions around:

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

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Our Native Plant Sale is now closed – pick up your plants on February 17th!

Our Native Plant Sale online store is now closed. Thank you for supporting our plant sale! If you purchased plants, be sure to check for your confirmation email, and contact Alex Woolery at alex@emswcd.org if you did not receive one. Learn more in the Native Plant Sale section.

  • Plant sale pickup day is on February 17th from 10:00am to 3:00pm in the parking lot of the EMSWCD office located at 5211 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR (link to map).
  • Questions about the plants, picking up your order, or how to plant? Visit our Plant Sale FAQ page!
  • Please note: We are unable to accommodate early or late pick-ups, or to ship orders. If you are unable to pick up your plants, please arrange for a friend to pick them up for you. If you are not able to arrange for someone else to pick up your plants, please call us at (503) 222-7645 right away so we can cancel your order.

Apply for a Partners in Conservation grant!

Is your organization looking for funding for a conservation project? We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Partners in Conservation (PIC) grant cycle! Our PIC Grant Program supports conservation projects that are located within the District service area (all Multnomah County east of the Willamette River) or serve its residents. Funding areas include:

  • Habitat Restoration and Monitoring
  • Stormwater Management and Naturescaping
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • School and Community Gardens
  • Environmental Education
  • Capacity Building / Equity

Visit our PIC Grants page to
learn more and get started!

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Register for a free workshop

Maidenhair fern (Adiantum aleuticum)

Our fall season of workshops is here! We offer free and practical how-to workshops at a variety of locations in collaboration with our community partners. Our workshops cover choosing the right native plants for your yard, natural landscaping techniques that reduce water use and pollution, supporting beneficial insects and pollinators, and putting rainwater to use with a rain garden!

Our workshops are free and open to everyone, but they fill up quickly – register for a workshop today!

View the workshop schedule and register here!

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