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.
April 4th – 7pm : Woodlawn Neighborhood Association – Classic Foods, 817 NE Madrona St.
May 2nd – 7pm : Concordia Neighborhood Association – McMenamins Kennedy School, Community Room
May 8th – 7pm : 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-222-6128