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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.
Funds are provided on a reimbursement basis to cover 75% of the project costs (up to $100,000). You are responsible for providing a 25% funding match through donated labor, cash, or materials.
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. 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 surfaceSurfaces that water can’t pass through. reduction, green roof design and installation