2012 Partners in Conservation Grants Awarded

Audubon Society of Portland, $30,000 – various
Audubon Internship Academy

Enroll 8 to 12 east Portland youth or young adults in a 10 week spring environmental and conservation education training

Brooklyn Action Corps, $27,900 – SW corner of SE Franklin St and 99E
Brooklyn Community Garden

Develop a community garden and fruit orchard on an ODOT easement on SE Franklin Street

City of Portland-Environmental Services, $100,000 – Union Pacific Railroad Brooklyn Yard
Crystal Springs Railroad Culvert Replacement and Restoration

Replace double barrel creosote wood culvert that currently restricts juvenile salmon and lamprey passage at high flows

City of Portland-Parks & Recreation, $33,399 – various
GRUNT (Greenspaces Restoration and Uban Naturalist Team)

Connect teens to nature academically, emotionally, mentally and economically

Columbia Riverkeeper, $15,200 – various
Columbia River Water Quality Monitoring

Monitor water quality along the Columbia River and tributaries within Multnomah County. Train volunteers and coordinate with MHCC to share equipment and resources.

DEPAVE, $50,000 – various
Depaving Paradise, Piece by Piece

Depave at least three major sites in East MultCo. Educate multipleaudiences about why and how to depave. Develop a curriculum for use in schools at depaving sites.

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, $9,995 – 5555 NE Sumner Street
Cully Young Farmer’s

Provide weekly garden classes to students at Trinity Lutheran School in NE Portland.

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, $15,000 – various
Congregations Caring for Land, Watersheds and Wildlife

Provide congregations with the tools, training and education to effectively engage members and the community as long-term environmental/watershed stewards.

Friends of Trees, $65,000 – various
Building Capacity as a Watershed Leader in East Multnomah County

Help build organizational capacity to restore natural areas, continue maintenance and monitoring activities on several program sites and to strengthen a watershed education and outreach program.

Gresham Sister City, $5,000 – 219 S Main, Gresham
Gresham Japanese Garden-Tsuru Island Restoration

Remove invasives, plant natives and install interpretive signage.

Groundwork Portland, $36,403 – various
Green Team Education and Skill Building

Provide young women with job skills through hands-on watershed restoration activities, education about environmental problems combined with environmental justice issues and health disparities in their communities.

Grow Portland, $17,000 – 5537 SE 40th Avenue
Cesar Chavez Community Garden

Create 50 plot community garden in SE Portland near Cesar Chavez Blvd. and Woodstock Ave.

Johnson Creek Watershed Council, $27,038 – primarily in Gresham – various locations
Volunteer Coho Spawning Surveys in Johnson Creek

Four year volunteer-based, adult coho monitoring program; compile anecdotal coho sightings into one geographic database.

Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership, $85,000 – RM 138 Mainstem Columbia River
Oneonta and Horsetail Creeks Floodplain Restoration

Construction of fish passage and habitat enhancement actions on 190 acres of Columbia River floodplain owned by USFS.

Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership, $23,493 – Rooster Rock State Park
Mirror Lake Stewarship

Enhance two acres of habitat at the confluence of Young and Latourell Creeks.

Metropolitan Family Service, $15,000 – SE Woodland and SE Dogwood
Kelly Creek Greenway Restoration

Provide public school students hadns-on opportunities to design, plan, implement and monitor an ecological restoration project. Stop the spread of invasive species and the water quality and wildlife habitat degratdation they cause in urban streams.

Multnomah County, $20,000 – various
Urban Horticulture

Develop support for a 2014 ballot measure to bring OSU extension service back to MultCo by establishing a presence in MultCo over the next two years.

OSU Extension Service, $20,000 – N/a
OSU Extension Service in Multnomah County

Develop support for a 2014 ballot measure by establishing a presence in MultCo over the next two years.

Pleasant Valley School, $30,000 – 17625 SE Foster Road
Pleasant Valley Rain Garden and Northside Restoration

Reduce stormwater discharge into local streams, improve soil and water quality, provide native plant and animal habitat and encourage public participation in restoring Pleasant Valley School grounds.

Portland Fruit Tree Project, $28,994 – various
Community Orchards Program Expansion

Enhance and expand PFTP’s community orchards program by creating vibrant community orchards in some of Portland’s underserved east-side neighborhoods.

Portland Public Schools, Vestal Elementary School, $5,271 – 161 NE 82nd Avenue
Chess for Success and Reading Garden

Remove asphalt and create a Chess for Success park and aromatic reading garden.

Learn more in our Project Highlights section.

Sauvie Island Center, $5,130 – 13605 NW Howell Park Road
Farm Camp at the Sauvie Island Center

Provide a full week of Farm Camp to children from the St Johns Community Center in North Portland.

Sumner Association of Neighbors, $16,960 – 8678 NE Sumner Street
Helensview Community Garden

Develop an underused portion of the Helensview School yard in NE Portland into a joint school/community garden.

The Nature Conservancy, $75,625 – Dabney State Park to Oxbow Regional Park
Sandy River Vegetation Restoration – Phase 3

Restor water quality and critical habitat to ten wild and scenic miles of the Sandy River.

Verde, $50,000 – NE 75th and Killingsworth
Let Us Build Cully Park!

Develop Cully Park to bring opportunities for healthy eating and active living to residents of Cully neighborhood. Learn more about this project at the Let Us Build Cully Park! website.

Western Invasive Plant Alliance, $9,183 – Latourell
Lower Latourell Creek Restoration

Re-establish native plant communities along lower Latourell Creek.

Y Arts Center, $7,500 – 6036 SE Foster Road
Y Arts Center

Provide a natural/green playground that extends classroom learning outdoors to further improve the stormwater drainage from the roof area. Installation of an educational rain garden and installation of new educational/edible garden space