July 26, 2016
The Portland City Council recently approved $100,000 in grant funding to support 13 community groups for the Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP).
CWSP is a partnership between the Bureau of Environmental Services and Portland State University. It provides local groups with grants to enhance and restore Portland’s natural areas by enlisting the community to help provide stormwater management and watershed restoration.
For two decades CWSP has provided over $1 million in grant money, and has engaged more than 40,000 volunteers to work on community projects.
CWSP projects empower community leaders and volunteers in making our city cleaner and greener. It also support Portland’s green infrastructure. Projects include: rainwater infiltration, water quality improvement, steam restoration, pavement removal, watershed data collection and flood mitigation.
If you or a community group has a “green” project idea to improve watershed health, you can apply annually for grants up to $10,000.
Visit BES’s website for more information.
Photo courtesy of BES