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Apply for a Partners in Conservation grant!

Recently-planted red flowering currant at a grant project restoration site

The 2020 Partners in Conservation (PIC) Grant cycle is now open! Applications will be due on December 16th, 2019. Please take a look at the 2020 PIC Guidelines for more information.

The Partners in Conservation program awards grants annually from $5,000 to $100,000 to non-profit organizations, local governments and educational institutions for on-the-ground conservation projects, environmental education, school and community food gardens, and participation of diverse communities in conservation work. Learn more about PIC Grants here.

Please contact Suzanne if you have any questions at suzanne@emswcd.org.

We’re hiring for a Headwaters Farm Operations Assistant!

rows of vegetables at Headwaters Farm, and a row of greenhouses in the background

EMSWCD is hiring for an Operations Assistant at Headwaters Farm! This exciting position supports the innovative Headwaters Incubator Program (HIP) and ensures that Headwaters Farm maintains the highest standards of stewardship and innovative conservation practices.

Job duties include general farm upkeep, tractor and equipment operation, maintenance of pollinator and other beneficial habitats, working with incubator farmers to troubleshoot problems, building and maintaining infrastructure, managing various farm systems, and more.

This position will remain open until filled; we will begin reviewing applications on November 8th. Learn more about the Operations Assistant position and how to apply here.

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We’re now accepting applications for the Headwaters Farm Incubator Program!

Headwaters Farm fields

We are now accepting applications for the Headwaters Farm Incubator Program 2020 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 rowan@emswcd.org or (503) 939-0314. All application materials are due by Wednesday, October 31st, 2018.


Watch these two brand new videos to learn how the Headwaters Farm Incubator Program helps farmers as they launch their farm businesses.

Office hours at the Grange

Office Hours Horse

This event has been cancelled. Please contact Jeremy Baker directly for one-on-one assistance. Jeremy@emswcd.org, (503) 935-5361.
August 21st and 22nd

We’re coming to you!

Head to the Multnomah Grange for free one-on-one assistance from Jeremy Baker, Senior Conservation Planner. The Multnomah Grange is located at 30639 SE Bluff Road in Gresham. Bring your questions and explore strategies and solutions around:

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

 

Public hearing on exemption from competitive bidding

The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) will hold a public hearing for the purpose of taking comments on the draft findings for an exemption from the competitive bidding requirement under ORS 297C, for the installation of a solar photovoltaic system on an agricultural property owned by EMSWCD, located east of Gresham, Oregon. The hearing will be held at 5211 N Williams Ave., Portland, OR 97217 at 10 AM on Friday, August 2nd, 2019. For queries or to obtain copies of the draft findings, contact Andrew Brown: (503) 222-7645 or info@emswcd.org.

Join us at our Open House and Garden event on June 1st!

Come tour our naturescaped garden and the green features we’ve added to our historical building on June 1st! At this family-friendly event you’ll see native plants, rain gardens, eco-roofs, pervious pavement and more! You’ll walk away with new ideas for how to care for the land and water in your yard.

  • Visit Our Vibrant Garden
  • Tour Green Building Features
  • Learn About Our Programs
  • Free Kids Activities
  • And much more!

Learn more about
the event here!

Please note that our grounds are ADA accessible, but there are varying types of terrain. For more information or questions on accessibility, please contact Monica at (503) 222-7645 or monica@emswcd.org.

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