Past Events

See stormwater practices at work on real sites

December 8, 2022

Project Description: Stormwater Stars partnered with Neighborhood House and the Westside Watershed Resouce Center for this workshop. With a wonderful group of volunteers, we learned about root systems, stormwater drainage as well as planted Willamette Valley native trees and shrubs to offset flooding on the property and enhancing the Stephen Creek Watersheds need for balanced ecology.

Practices:

    • Planting Willamette Valley Native Plants

December 4, 2022

Project Description: Located in the Fanno Creek Watershed here we worked with a dedicated group of volunteers to plant Willamette Valley Native Plants on a bare slope and within a swale during a light snow event.

Practices:

    • Planting Willamette Valley Native Plants

November 16, 2022

Project Description: Located in the Willamette Watershed here we partnered with the CoHo Theater in NW Portland to improve the landscaping for watershed health. We amended the existing soil using compost, installed Contained Planters over an impervious concrete surface and planted Willamette Valley Native Plants.

Practices:

    • Soil Amendment

    • Contained Planters

    • Planting Willamette Valley Native Plants

November 13, 2022

Project Description: Located in the Fanno Creek Watershed here we replaced a lawn with Willamette Valley Native Plants. The home owner sheet mulched the lawn in July 2022 using cardboard and compost. For the workshop we gathered together to plant the area. A porous pathway of stepping stones using recycled concrete will be installed through the site in the future.

Practices:

    • Lawn Replacement

    • Planting Willamette Valley Native Plants

April 30, 2022

Project Description: Located in the Tryon Creek Watershed we partnered with Seeking Space Yoga to bring some landscaping to their otherwise paved entry way/parking lot using two large containers and planted with Willamette Valley Native plants.

Practices:

    • Contained Planters

    • Planting Willamette Valley Native Plants

March 6, 2022

Project Description: Located in the Fanno Creek Watershed here we planted Shade loving shurbs, trees & perennials. Mulched the areas with wood chips and created a porous pathway.

Practices:

    • Porous Pathway

    • Planting Willamette Valley Native Plants

February 26, 2022

Project Description: Here we amended soil and planted Willamette Valley Native plants at a site in the Tryon Creek Watershed. The site receives significant sun exposure, so we created three planting zones: a small wet meadow, sun loving shrubs & perennials and part shade shrubs & perennials

Practices:

    • Amending Soil

    • Planting Willamette Valley Native Plants


October 23, 2021

Project Description: Located in the Willamette River Watershed with this project lawn was replaced with Willamette Valley Natives and a pollinator meadow along the sidewalk.

Practices:

    • Lawn Replacement (sheet mulch method)

    • Planting Willamette Valley Native Plants

    • Meadowscaping

April 18, 2021

Project Description: Located in the Fanno Creek Watershed in this project lawn was replaced with Willamette Valley Natives, a permeable seating area and stepping stones.

Practices:

    • Lawn Replacement (sheet mulch method)

    • Planting Willamette Valley Native Plants

    • Permeable surface

March 26 & 27, 2021

Project Description: Located in the Tryon Creek Watershed this project involved improving a long rain collecting swale in front of two adjacent properties.

Practices:

    • Amending & Restoring Soils

    • Planting Willamette Valley Native Plants

October 24, 2020

Project Description: Located in the Fanno Creek Watershed this project involved replacing an area of soggy sod using the sheet mulch method and regetating with native plants.

Practices:

    • Lawn Replacement using Sheet Mulching

    • Planting Willamette Valley Native Plants

September 22, 2020

Project Description: Located in the Fanno Creek Watershed this project involved replacing lawn and seeding with pollinator friendly natives.

Practices:

    • Lawn Replacement (sheet mulch method)

    • Seeded with pollinator friendly native plants

November 1, 2019

Project Description: Located in the Fanno Creek Watershed this project involved amending the soil in an area that had been depaved by the property owner and planting Native Plants.

Practices:

    • Depaving

    • Amending & Restoring Soils

    • Planting Willamette Valley Native Plants

    • Porous Walkway

October 19, 2019

Project Description: Located in the Fanno Creek Watershed this project involved replacing lawn and concrete with Native Plants and a pervious walkway.

Practices:

    • Lawn Replacement (sheet mulch method)

    • Depaving

    • Amending & Restoring Soils

    • Planting Willamette Valley Native Plants

    • Porous Walkway

April 6, 2019

Project Description: In this project we amended soil, created a wood chip walkway and planted native plants to help improve the Fanno Creek Watershed.

Practices:

    • Amending & Restoring Soils

    • Planting Willamette Valley Native Plants

    • Porous Walkway

December 10, 2018 &

March 30, 2019

Project Description: In this two part project we removed the grass with sheet mulching to remove the grass and replaced with native plants to help improve the Fanno Creek Watershed.

Practices:

    • Sheet Mulch for Grass Replacement

    • Planting Willamette Valley Native Plants

March 24, 2019

Project Description: Here grass was removed using shovels and replaced with native plants to help improve the Willamette Watershed.

Practices:

    • Grass removal with shovels and soil amended with compost

    • Planting Willamette Valley Native Plants

November 1, 2020

October 9, 2020

March 16, 2019

December 8, 2018

November 11, 2018

April 8, 2018

March 18, 2018

March 10, 2018

March 3, 2018