Small Grants Program

The State of Oregon has a competitive Small Grants Program available to the residents of Columbia County.

Stream bank planting

Landowners work in partnership with the Scappoose Bay Watershed Council, and other local resources, to apply for eligible grants. The grants can cover 75% of the project costs, up to $15,000, for on-the-ground restoration projects on private land in our area.

Eligible project can include:

  • Stream bank planting or wildlife habitat improvements.
  • Invasive weed control.
  • Native plantings.
  • Erosion control.
  • Wetland restoration.
  • Pollinator habitat creation or enhancements.
  • Oak habitat improvements.

The first step is to contact us to discuss your project and schedule a site visit. Together, we can determine the best options for your situation. Depending on the options, a small grant may work for you.

If not, we can offer other ideas to help. See our Landowner Resources page.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines are as follows for 2020 and 2021:

Application window
March 2 – 16, 2020
May 2 – 16, 2020
Aug 2 – 16, 2020
Oct 2 – 16, 2020
Dec 2 – 16, 2020
Feb 2 – 16, 2021
April 2 – 16, 2021

More Information:

For more program details, please see the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Small Grant Program website.

To get started on your project, contact Dana at 503-397-7904 or email:



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