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Are you interested in starting a conservation project on your property?
We can help with planning and financial support!
We offer financial assistance to residents in Washington County to support conservation-related projects on private properties. To receive funding, projects must address one of the following conservation areas:
How financial assistance works:
If your project is appropriate for financial assistance, our program staff will work directly with you to create a site-specific project plan that includes design, methods, and a budget. The project will be managed and carried out by you, the landowner, and will receive funding from Tualatin SWCD.
Our conservation staff can provide you with information about current cost-share rates and fixed rates for specific practices. Maximum funding available per project is $50,000.
Based on your property setting, you can connect with our Rural Conservation Program, Urban Conservation Program, or Forest Conservation Program for more information about eligible project types and rates.
What types of conservation projects can be funded?
Projects come in all shapes and sizes. There are many conservation practices that benefit your property, our watershed, and the community. Priority project types vary based on whether the prjoect is in an urban, rural, or forested setting. We look forward to discussing your ideas and working toward a project plan that provides a public benefit.
Examples of projects that can be considered for financial assistance:
- Natural area enhancement
Invasive weed control, native tree and shrub planting, forest management
- Sustainable agriculture or gardening
Composting systems, hedgerows, cover cropping, pasture management
- Water quality improvements
Erosion control, manure management systems, grazing plans, field borders and fencing
- Water conservation
Increasing irrigation efficiency on high-value crops, water management plans, gray water utilization, rainwater harvesting
- Rainwater management
Parking lot bioswale, rain garden, tree planting, impervious surface reduction, green roof design and installation