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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP)

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CWSP grants

Including neighborhood improvements, community gardens, youth leadership, and more!

The Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) helps Portlanders create positive change in their neighborhoods and communities, while also improving the health of our watersheds. CWSP is a partnership between Environmental Services and Portland State University.

CWSP offers two financial resources for community projects: Stewardship Grants of up to $12,000 and Native Plant Certificates of up to $500.

CWSP Provides Stewardship Grants of Up To $12,000

Examples of CWSP Projects

  • Youth leadership and job skills programs
  • Neighborhood safety, health and livability projects
  • Adding plants and trees to your neighborhood, school or church
  • Cleanup and restoration of parks, playgrounds and streams
  • Community gardens
  • Replacing pavement with native plants
  • Environmental education and art projects

CWSP Provides Native Plant Certificates of Up To $500

Native Plant Certificates are available to both community groups and some private landowners to purchase native plants. Applications are accepted all year-round.

If you have questions about the grant program, past projects, or have an idea for a project of your own, contact the Stewardship Coordinator at 503-823-7917 or

Apply for a Stewardship Grant

What you need to know to make a grant application

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