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Partners in Conservation grants dedicated to enviromental education projects

The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District awarded its annual Partners in Conservation (PIC) grants to 17 conservation and environmental education projects in its service area, which includes all of Multnomah County east of the Willamette River.

Here are some grants awarded to organizations in the Gresham area:                  

The Reynolds School district was awarded $25,537 for its Multnomah Youth Cooperative (MYC). 

In partnership with conservation organizations, MYC students are given the opportunity to learn about natural resources, human impact, habitat and restoration through hands-on projects in natural areas.

Backyard Habitat Certification Program, managed in partnership by Columbia Land Trust and the Audubon Society of Portland, was awarded $35,000 for its Backyard Habitat Certification Program in outer East Multnomah County. The project provides technical assistance, incentives, resources and recognition to area residents as they create backyard habitats and manage stormwater, deepening investment in this part of the county.                 

Depave was awarded $60,000 for its Depave 2020 program.

Depave projects reconnect urban landscapes to nature through education, advocacy and stewardship. Depave will develop, plan and implement three projects in the coming year: Rockwood Greenspace, Boise-Eliot Humboldt School and Kelly Elementary School.

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