Environmental Services Offers Eliot Neighborhood Grants for Raingardens, Native Plants and More

By Kira Smith

Do you have an idea for a project that will improve your community and the environment?  Environmental Services has resources to help fund your ideas for planting trees and native plants in the households, businesses, non-profits, schools, and local places of worship that you are involved in within the Eliot Neighborhood.

Students from Boise-Eliot-Humboldt Elementary School installing native plants at the Boise-Eliot Native Garden on Earth Day 2018. Photo credit Brittany Quale

Project ideas include, but are not limited to: 

  • Planting trees in your yard and encouraging neighbors to join you 
  • Installing a rain garden or native plants at a place of worship, business, non-profit, or school 
  • Removing pavement and replacing it with trees or plants 
  • Engaging your community group in watershed education opportunities 

To learn more about how we can fund your Eliot Neighborhood project, contact 2theriver@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-8209.