Our Native Plant Nursery has one of the region’s largest selections of native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, ferns and sedges. Plants propagated at the nursery are used in the Council’s habitat restoration projects and are available to the public.
About our Native Plant Nursery
The Scappoose Bay Watershed Council offers native trees and shrubs to landowners interested in enhancing natural areas on their property. This successful program has created goodwill in the community and led to the development of other restoration projects through connections with property owners. Volunteers assist in collecting seeds and cuttings throughout our watershed to provide a diverse genetic stock for the propagation of plants. These indigenous Oregon species are used in restoration projects and sold at our bi-annual plant sales. In order to support this program and to provide hands-on opportunities for schools, the Watershed Council developed native plant nurseries at local high schools. Scappoose High School and the Columbia River Youth Corps of St. Helens have committed to the project. The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) provided funding to construct the nurseries.The Watershed Council is working with students, and community volunteers to keep the nurseries running.
Fall Plant Sale
October 14th, 2023: 9am-2pm
@ Scappoose Bay Watershed Council’s Native Plant Nursery (Located at Scappoose High School)
Mark your calendar for our next Native Plant Sale. Public sales are held on the 2nd Saturdays in April and October at the nursery.
Fall 2023 Sale – Saturday, October 14, 2023
Spring 2024 Sale – Saturday, April 13, 2023
Contact us for more information if you have special planting needs outside of these dates.
Scappoose Bay Watershed Council
Native Plant Resource
Below is a list of helpful native plant resources.
Quick Reference Guide:
- Plant Database – US Dept. of Agriculture
- OSU Landscape Plant Database – Oregon State University Dept. of Horticulture
- OregonFlora – A comprehensive guide to vascular plants of Oregon
How to find the Nursery.
Finding us can be a little tricky the first time:
- Go to Scappoose High School at 33700 SE High School Way, Scappoose, Oregon 97056.
- Once you are on High School Way, go through the first stop sign and turn right into the lower parking lot.
- The nursery is located on the left, behind the shop building.
This link will take you to google maps.
If all else fails, call our office @ 503-397-7904.
During the plant sale, signs will be placed off the highway and High School Way.