April 19th, 2023, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
COLUMBIA GRANGE #267
37493 NE Grange Hall Rd.
Corbett, OR 97019
Do you have a farm in Multnomah County, east of the Willamette River? Discover what our services can do for you.
Join us for delicious meal and get to know our staff and programs. Staff will be on hand to learn about your situation and discuss how you and your farm might benefit from what we offer.
- Lunch provided
- One-on-one face time with EMSWCD staff
- Information about our services
- Q and A
- Opportunity to chat with your neighbors
EMSWCD offers support in these topic areas:
- Irrigation efficiency: converting to drip irrigation, soil moisture monitoring, installing variable frequency drives, accessing weather tools.
- Livestock management: heavy-use areas, manure composting, rotational grazing, exclusionary fencing along creeks, pasture management.
- Weed control: identification of invasive weeds, eradication advice.
- Farmland protection: purchase of working farmland easements, farmland and farm succession planning.
- Farm planning: development of a custom conservation farm plan, access to planning advice and conservation resources.
Register now- Topic: Eat N’ Greet for Growers
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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 March 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.
Do you feel that cool, crisp morning air? Before we know it, it will be time to “put the garden to bed.” What better time to start dreaming up new, creative ideas for next year’s garden? Thanks to helpful participant feedback, we have added these three new topics in addition to some long-time favorites to our fall schedule!
- Climate Resilience: At Home, In Your Yard, and Beyond
- Landscaping for Wildlife
- Outdoor Water Conservation
Discover simple gardening practices that will help you create a beautiful landscape that conserves water, reduces pollution and attracts beneficial wildlife to your yard. If you are not able to attend a live webinar, we also have recorded sessions you can watch at any time.
View the workshop schedule and register here
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!