The berry fields at Gordon Creek Farm
EMSWCD has listed the Gordon Creek Farm property for sale. The listing for this property can be found here. All interested parties should direct inquiries to EMSWCD’s brokers, Chris Kelly and Jamey Nedelisky of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate, at (503) 666-4616.
EMSWCD operates a Working Farmland Protection Program, which works to ensure that farmland remains available for current and future generations of farmers. One way we make this happen is by buying farm properties that are at risk of conversion to non-farm uses – like the Gordon Creek Farm property – and then reselling to farmers subject to a working farmland easement. The working farmland easement will ensure the farm remains in farmer ownership, continues to be actively farmed and that the soil and water resources on site are protected.
The sale proceeds will be used by EMSWCD to protect additional working farm properties to help ensure farmers continue to have access to farmland in our district.
EMSWCD is once again providing a dumpster for disposing of pulled and bagged garlic mustard. The dumpster is located on the Historic Highway, in front of the ball field across the street from the Corbett Water District.
The dumpster is marked clearly as GARLIC MUSTARD DUMPSTER. A tracking sheet is located below the dumpster – please fill out all of the information requested on the sheet so we can track how much time was spent pulling garlic mustard and where it came from. A dumpster will be provided each spring to help the community dispose of garlic mustard.
We are also allowing residents to dispose of tansy ragwort in this dumpster. Please only use this dumpster to dispose of garlic mustard and tansy!
Have any questions? Send an email to Chris Learn more about pulling invasive garlic mustard
Remember: Re-visit pulled sites frequently to make sure no new garlic mustard plants grow and go to seed.
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 meetings and Committee meetings including Budget, Land Legacy and Personnel committee meetings for the months of May through June 2023.
Visit this page to see a calendar of upcoming meetings.
Our 2021-22 fiscal year Annual Report is here! This year we are offering a new self-guided presentation of our Annual Report with an interactive Prezi Story Map. It’s a chance to view what our talented team has accomplished this year all across our District. Visit this page to learn how to use the story map and to see where and how we work to meet our mission of helping people care for land and water.
View the FY 21-22
We are pleased to announce that our website can now be viewed in twelve other languages! All of the text content, buttons and menus on the site are automatically translated into the language of your choosing. To view the site in another language, please find the dropdown menu at the top of the page and select a language.
Please note: as the content is automatically translated, you may encounter some translation errors. If you notice an error, please feel free to reach out to us and report it. Please also note that although the text is translated, most brochures and other files linked on our site are not. If you would like to request a translation of any materials, or assistance in another language, please contact us.
Available translations currently include:
We hope you will explore the translated versions of our site and that you find them useful! For any questions or concerns, please contact us.
Fifty acres of highly productive farmland is EMSWCD’s latest “Forever Farm” project – farmland that will always remain in active farm use. Learn more about this working farmland project here:
Big Creek Farm project page
East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District awarded 2022 Partners in Conservation (PIC) grants totaling $700,000 in new funding. The funds are awarded to 14 nonprofits, schools and local governments for fish and wildlife habitat enhancements, urban agriculture, community garden and conservation education projects in the EMSWCD service area (all of Multnomah County east of the Willamette River). Please see the list of the PIC 2022 grantees below.
Since it was created in 2007, the District has awarded $10 million to more than 130 organizations through the PIC grant program. Projects restore habitat for native fish, get kids outside to learn about and care for nature, give people opportunities to learn to garden and grow food close to home, and support more healthy, sustainable communities.
Board member Jim Carlson, who served on the Grant Review Committee this year, says, “as a new member of the Board of Directors, I learned a great deal about the diversity of programs and projects we fund through our Partners in Conservation Grant Program. These investments play an important role in helping us achieve our mission.”
Visit this page for the full list of 2022 PIC Grant projects!
We invite you to read through our digital Zine, which will tell you a bit about who we are and what we do. We are proud of the diversity of work we do and the many kinds of constituents we serve. We also have a full 80+ page Annual Report if you really want to geek out, but we hope this Zine will help you walk away with a much greater appreciation for all we do at EMSWCD. Enjoy!
View or download the new Annual Report zine here!