Our Native Plant Sale is now open!

Plant sale update, January 23rd, 5pm
Our Native Plant Sale continues – most of our plants are sold out, but 6 species are still in stock. Visit our plant sale store to see which plants are available, and our FAQ page to learn more about the sale and picking up your order.

Plant sale update, January 19th, 8am
Our Native Plant Sale continues today, and will continue while there are still plants in stock. As of 8am there are 12 native plant species in stock.

Plant sale update, January 18th, 8am
The plant sale store is running well today, and there are still 17 out of 42 native plant species in stock!

Plant sale update January 17th, 10am
We know you’re excited to get your native plant order submitted and we apologize for any inconvenience you may be experiencing. Despite having the highest business-level subscription to our current host, our website is still experiencing an overload due to the heavy traffic. To spread this traffic out, please try to place your order later today or even tomorrow. This will help to even-out the traffic and allow the website to recover.

Again, we apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding.
The EMSWCD Plant Sale Team

Our Native Plant Sale is here! Choose from over 40 species of beautiful and affordable bare-root trees and shrubs! Remember, quantities are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here to
begin shopping!

Thank you for supporting our Native Plant Sale!

Spring Workshops are here!

Cusick's Checkermallow

Get ready for spring with one of our free workshops! Learn how to conserve water, reduce pollution and attract beneficial wildlife, all while creating an attractive and low-maintenance landscape. Our workshops are held in a variety of locations in Portland, Gresham and Troutdale.

Register today for a Free Workshop!

Workshops offered this spring include:

  • Naturescaping Basics
  • Rain Gardens 101
  • Native Plants Workshop
  • Attracting Pollinators
  • Beneficial Insects
  • Urban Weeds

You need to register to attend a workshop – please don’t wait! Workshops tend to fill up quickly. Register today!


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 a Board meeting, a Land Legacy Committee meeting and a special Board meeting at the District Office (5211 N. Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97217) for the month of January 2018.

Visit this page to see a calendar of upcoming meetings.

We are here to help

Our thoughts are with those that have been affected by the Eagle Creek fire. Once residents are able to return home, they will have questions about managing the burned areas on their properties. We want you to know that we are here to help. We will offer site visits and can identify State, Federal and local resources to assist you. In the meantime, please contact us with any questions you may have.

Please contact Julie DiLeone, our Rural Lands Supervisor, at (503) 935-5360 or julieD@emswcd.org.

Introducing new Associate Board Directors, Mike and Carrie

new associate directors Mike Gerel and Carrie Sanneman

We’d like to introduce our two new Associate Board Directors, Carrie Sanneman and Mike Gerel! Both Mike and Carrie come to EMSWCD with extensive backgrounds in conservation, restoration and water quality. Carrie manages the Clean Water program at Willamette Partnership, and Mike is the Director of Programs at Sustainable Northwest. Learn more about Mike, Carrie, and the rest of our Board on our Board page.

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