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Past grantees have connected students to nature, created a nature park and given youth of color job trainings. That's just three of the dozens of project supported by Nature in Neighborhoods. Learn more
Metro's Nature in Neighborhoods grants provide opportunities to restore habitat across the Portland metropolitan area.
Funding is available for projects that:
- preserve and restore local fish and wildlife habitat
- support larger conservation initiatives
- increase people's awareness of the need for protecting and managing natural areas
- engage people in protecting and managing natural areas at the community level
- increase the expertise and capacity of organizations to lead habitat restoration and land management activities
Restoration projects are as diverse as the region’s habitats and waterways. Grant recipients from last year are helping control invasive plants at Forest Park, restoring habitat at the Sandy River Delta, removing barriers to fish passage in Johnson Creek and more – all while engaging the local community on how they can become good stewards of these areas.
Who is eligible?
Individuals, community groups, businesses, neighborhoods, nonprofits, schools and school groups, government agencies, faith groups and service groups with nonprofit or other tax-exempt status may apply. Grants may only be awarded to projects and programs that benefit Metro-area residents.
When do I apply?
Materials for the next round of Nature in Neighborhoods restoration and community stewardship grants will be available in late fall of 2018. Pre-applications will be due in January 2019. These grants are available every other year.