Kingsley Community Garden

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Size of garden: 0.17 acreLocation: Kingsley Park in the community of Linnton Kingsley Park is located in the community of Linnton, in the Willamette watershed between Forest Park and the Willamette River. Kingsley Park is 1.14 acres of land donated to the City of Portland in 1924. The site was used as a park until…

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Crossroads Community Garden

View of new garden bed soil and a raised garden bed

Size of garden: 0.11 acreLocation: Hillsdale Community Church, SW Capital Highway The Crossroads Community Garden was developed through a partnership led by the Friends of Portland Community Gardens with Hillsdale Community Church, Stephens Creek Crossing, many community funders and volunteers. West Multnomah SWCD provided funding for the project. Opened in 2016 and dubbed the Crossroads…

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Connect SW PDX

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Connect SW PDX was our first equity-centered community engagement project to reach underserved community members and launch new partnerships. In 2014, West Multnomah SWCD and our partners launched a new initiative to find ways to better reach broader communities, and be more equitable and inclusive in our work. By 2016, we had crafted a set…

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Sauvie Island Academy School Garden

Sauvie Island Academy (SIA) located amongst the rural farmland on Sauvie Island is a public charter K-8 school with strong environmental and place-based curriculum. The District has partnered with SIA for several years on a number of projects including native habitat landscaping, edible gardens, and field trips to Sauvie Island Center. Most recently, we have been…

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Sunstone Montessori School Stormwater & Garden Improvement Project

West Multnomah SWCD is now working with Sunstone Montessori School in the John’s Landing neighborhood on a number of conservation projects.  Sunstone, an Oregon Green School, plans to use the Conservation District’s assistance to install two 60-gallon rain barrels near downspouts to collect rainwater runoff from the roof of its buildings. This will give children…

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Wilcox Estates Home Owners Association

Tucked into Portland’s West Hills in the Bridlemile neighborhood, the Wilcox Estates Home Owners Association (WEHOA) accomplished a remarkable transformation of their creek and forest. The WEHOA is situated in an important drainage, with three tributaries of Fanno Creek and over time the hillsides and parts of the common greenspaces had become overgrown with invasive…

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