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Saving It for Later: Rainwater Harvesting in Aloha, Oregon

Cisterns collect and store rainwater for later use. Learn how Tualatin SWCD worked with Bryan in Aloha to install a cistern on his property.

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Glencoe Swale (Hillsboro)

Several restoration projects along Glencoe Swale aim to stitch together a continuous corridor of habitat that will support the area’s people and wildlife.

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Hall Creek (Beaverton)

The Hall Creek stream restoration project utilizes community collaboration to increase wildlife habitat and improve water quality.

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Rendering of pollinator meadow at Deline HOA

Butternut Creek Tributaries (Aloha)

The greenspace enhancement projects along Butternut Creeks’ tributary provides wildlife habitat, reduces flooding and improves drinking water.

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Hall Creek Habitat Restoration Project

The Hall Creek stream restoration project utilizes community collaboration to increase wildlife habitat and improve water quality.

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Children work in the raised garden beds at West Union School

West Union Elementary TWIG Grant

West Union Elementary School’s courtyard is getting a makeover! This Hillsboro school will soon boast a permaculture-based garden containing several raised beds, improved pollinator habitat, […]

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