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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Community Watershed Stewardship grants available - January 14, 2014

The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is now accepting grant applications through the Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP).

The program helps Portlanders improve their neighborhoods and communities, while also improving the health of our watersheds. BES will award grants up to $10,000.

Through environmental education and implementing green solutions for stormwater, Portlanders across the city are getting involved in their neighborhoods – and making a lasting difference. Last year, CWSP grants funded 12 projects in our community, including constructing rain gardens, restoring native plants, managing stormwater runoff, and cleaning up natural areas.

Submit your idea by completing a one-page pre-application form by 4pm on Friday, February 14.  BES staff will review the project proposals, and invite selected applicants to submit a full application for funding. 

More information about the program and application forms are available online: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/stewardship.

Need help developing project ideas or filling out your application?  Join BES staff at one of three grant workshops:

Saturday, January 18

2 pm to 3:30 pm

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Boulevard

Thursday, January 23

7 pm to 8:30 pm

East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th

Monday, January 27

6 pm to 7:30 pm

Kenton Library, 8226 N Denver