Stormwater Stars are properties that have improved their landscape to help manage rain in our city. Interested in learning more?
Stormwate Stars Hands-On Workshops:
Demonstrate yard-scale stormwater management techniques
Provide Hands-on installation experience
Basic Practices include
restoring & amending soils
landscaping with native plants
Positive impact to our watershed’s health by
reducing the volume of stormwater runoff
reducing sediment export generated
Practices may help with minor drainage issues such as
low-lying soggy areas
Enhance neighborhood habitats
Reduce the need for harmful lawn and garden chemicals
Supportive community to help get the job done where you live
Join the conversation about rain!
We can also schedule a FREE site visit with you to answer questions or help plan a project!
Stormwater Stars is a program delivered by Neighbors West-Northwest and the Westside Watershed Resource Center, in partnership with and funded by generous contributions from West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services.
The fine print
Demonstrations and site visits conducted through this program do not include recommendations for drainage piping or plumbing, basement flooding, foundation problems or foundation drains, French drains, retaining walls, landslide prevention, mitigation of high groundwater, or the capture and infiltration of runoff. We recommend that property owners consult a qualified licensed engineer to address such issues.
Westside Watershed Resource Center
The Westside Watershed Resource Center inspires awareness and action on behalf of watershed health in Southwest and Northwest Portland.