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Apply for a Native Plant Certificate

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The Community Watershed Stewardship Program provides funding for native plants that benefit water quality and the watershed. Gift certificates from Bosky Dell Native Nursery are available to community groups or individuals planning to improve community spaces. Applications accepted year-round.

The one-page form will take 10-15 minutes to complete.

Review eligibility

All project sites must be located within the City of Portland to be eligible.

Community Groups

Community groups (public and private non-profits) are eligible for maximum certificates of $500. Projects must meet these criteria: 

  • Be volunteer oriented.
  • Use plantings native to the Willamette Valley.
  • Provide community benefit.
  • Have high visibility.
  • Projects that take the place of required mitigation or penalty payments are not eligible for funding.

Private Landowners

Private landowners are eligible for maximum certificates of $50. Preference will be given to first-time applicants. Projects must meet these criteria: 

  • Plantings native to the area.
  • Project is already making progress (invasive removal, volunteering with local nature groups).
  • Project is on streamside property or a completed stormwater project.
  • Plants are part of a larger restoration process.
  • Project has a commitment to education or naturescaping.
  • Projects that take the place of required mitigation or penalty payments are not eligible for funding.

Complete form

Submit form by mail or e-mail

Mailing address

City of Portland Environmental Services, Community Watershed Stewardship Program
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 613
Portland, OR 97204-1912