Update, April 17th, 2019: This position is now closed and applications are being reviewed. Thank you for your interest!
The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) is seeking an Outreach and Education Intern for the Urban Lands program. This position will help promote program offerings through a variety of activities such as coordinating educational workshops, maintaining supplies, supporting staff with annual event preparations, and engaging the community through tabling at community events, email marketing, social media and surveys.
Applications materials are due by April 15th. Learn more about the position and how to apply here.
EMSWCD will hold a public hearing on March 28th, 2019 at 5:00 PM at Multnomah Grange #71, 30639 SE Bluff Road, Gresham, OR 97080 in connection with the acquisition of a conservation easement for working farmland. This easement is being acquired in connection with the sale of EMSWCD’s Oxbow Farm and will ensure the property remains in agricultural use in perpetuity.
EMSWCD acquired the property in 2011, when it was listed for sale. At the time, EMSWCD was concerned that a sale could result in the local farming community losing access to one of the most productive farms within our district. That concern motivated EMSWCD to purchase the property and then make it available for lease to two Multnomah County farmers. Read more
Join us for a screening of the documentary Farmers for America.
- When: Wednesday, November 28th. 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Columbia Grange #267
37493 NE Grange Hall Rd.
Corbett, OR 97019
FREE! Snacks provided.
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For questions or special accommodations, please contact Chelsea at (503) 935-5376 or by email at email@example.com.
We are now accepting applications for the 2019 PIC Grant cycle! The Partners in Conservation (PIC) program provides funding from $5,000 to up to $100,000 to support conservation projects and conservation education in the District. Please take a look at the new 2019 PIC Guidelines to learn more. To begin your application, visit our online grants management system, ZoomGrants.
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Applications are due by December 14th, 2018. We also made some changes this year to our funding model and grant categories this year. Some highlights:
- PIC grant requests will be considered up to $100,000 and for up to two years of funding.
- PIC Plus grants will not be offered this fiscal year.
- Equity/Capacity Building will no longer be a stand-alone funding category. Equity criteria will be incorporated into other funding categories to reflect its importance in all grantmaking areas. Capacity building will be incorporated into the Environmental Education category to reflect a focus on supporting training and internal educational opportunities.
Learn more about our PIC Grant Programs and how to apply on the PIC Grants page.
We’ve received a number of questions about the elections this year and wish to provide some helpful information.
- Oregon Revised Statutes determine soil and water conservation district board director eligibility criteria and election process. ORS 568.560 (3) details zone director qualifications. ORS 568.530 (2) – (4) details the write-in procedures.
- The Oregon Department of Agriculture processes candidate paperwork, determines eligibility, and forwards to the county elections office.
- The Multnomah County Elections Division counts votes for qualified candidates who filed the necessary paperwork by the identified deadlines.
- The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD), as a government agency, does not participate in the election process and does not lobby for any specific candidate or issue.
EMSWCD has three Board Director positions on the ballot. As identified below, there are two incumbents running for the Zone 3 and At-large 2 positions. . In addition, the Oregon Department of Agriculture has informed us that, as of November 7th, 2018, two write-in candidates had been determined eligible and one candidate’s eligibility was under review for the Zone 1 position.
Zone 1 write-in candidates:
- Gabrielle Rossi
- Paula Gagnon
- Rachelle Dixon (under review)
Zone 3 candidate:
At-large 2 candidate:
If you would like more information about Board Director positions, qualifications, and elections, please see our Board page or the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s website.
This post was first published on October 26th and edited on November 1st, 2018 for clarification and to include updates on write-in candidates. The post was again edited on November 5th and November 7th, 2018 to include further updates from the Oregon Department of Agriculture on write-in candidates.
We are now accepting applications for the Headwaters Farm Incubator Program 2019 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 939-0314. All application materials are due by Wednesday, October 31st, 2018.