Financial Incentives for Sustainable Habitats (FISH) Grant

Please be advised that no more FISH Grant applications are being accepted for fiscal year 2017-2018.

The Financial Incentives for Sustainable Habitats (FISH) program advances the mission of the District by leveraging District funds through conservation-related work that is carried out by other organizations and cooperators.

Opal School Nature Playground work party

Opal School Nature Playground work party

Anyone may apply for a FISH grant. However, individual landowners must consult a technical advisor (e.g. watershed council, private consultant, BES, etc.) prior to submitting a grant. The program has two annual deadlines (August and February), an evaluation and selection process, and a mechanism for tracking progress and success.

To determine if your project qualifies for a FISH grant, see the Grant FAQs, and Grant Guidelines.  The following documents may be used to apply for a FISH grant:

FISH Grant Application-Word docx.

FISH Grant Application-Fillable pdf

For more information about FISH grants, contact WMSWCD District Manager Jim Cathcart; or 503.238.4775, ext. 106.


Crossroads Community Garden

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Ainsworth Elementary School Native Green Space & Backyard Habitat Certification

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