Small Grants Program

Landowners in Columbia County

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

Stream bank planting

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 for the the next period:

  • TBD / Dates for 2022 coming soon

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

Small Grant Program Website

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