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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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 email@example.com.
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.
For questions or special accommodations, please contact Chelsea at (503) 935-5376 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.