Backyard Habitat Certification Program

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Come learn about the Backyard Habitat Certification Program and a special pilot project in neighborhoods near the Columbia Slough.  

Since 2009, the Backyard Habitat Certification Program, a joint venture between the Audubon Society of Portland and the Columbia Land Trust, has been creating a greener and healthier region where people and wildlife thrive together.

As a result of the Backyard Habitat Program, our urban area now boasts more than 4,500 backyard habitats; yards where program participants are controlling invasive weeds, planting native species, reducing/eliminating pesticide use, improving their onsite rainwater management, and stewarding wildlife. Cumulatively, these yards span more than 1,100 acres and act as a crucial network of habitat connectivity across an increasingly urbanized landscape.

Upcoming presentations

April 4th7pm : Woodlawn Neighborhood Association – Classic Foods, 817 NE Madrona St.

May 2nd7pm : Concordia Neighborhood Association – McMenamins Kennedy School, Community Room

May 8th7pm : Cully Neighborhood Association – Grace Presbyterian Church, 6025 NE Prescott

For more information about the program or to start the certification process, visit https://backyardhabitats.org/ and for more information on the Columbia Slough Project, please contact Micah Meskel, mmeskel@audubonportland.org or 971-222-6128

 

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