WWRP projects mostly focus on the restoration and enhancement of natural areas in Southwest Portland, Oregon. Partners leverage their collective resources to support each other in our restoration efforts. We also apply for grants as a Partnership to get work done.
Current & ONGOING Projects
2019-2021: Westside Wildlife Corridor for People and Habitat
The newest project of WWRP is called "Westside Wildlife Corridor for People and Habitat". With $63,000 from a 2019 Metro Nature in Neighborhoods Grant, we will build on lessons learned from previous outreach and restoration projects, as well as new and existing relationships with community partners, to further restoration, planning for access, and community outreach in the Corridor.
New project partners include Wisdom of the Elders' Wisdom Workforce Development program (WWD), Portland Parks & Recreation Youth Conservation Crew (YCC), and Central City Concern's Community Volunteer Corps (CVC), and Community Engagement Liaisions program.
Currently, we are conducting a survey to understand how local residents think about and use natural areas and unpaved trails in the City. Click here to complete a Take to the Trails - SW Portland Survey!
No Ivy League
Since 1994, The No Ivy League has worked tirelessly to empower youth, educate the public, and remove English ivy from Portland's Parks. No Ivy League's mission is to restore the native habitat of Forest Park and other natural areas with efforts in removing invasive plants, youth development programs, environmental education, and community participation - promoting research, providing technical assistance, and seeking relevant societal changes. The No Ivy League has annual work parties WWRP focus areas. This is an important way that one of the most aggressive invasive plants gets removed.
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PAST Project Examples
View the projects slideshow for examples of past projects led by the West Willamette Restoration Partnership since 2006.
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Work completed by Bureau of Environmental Services in 2014 to "rescue" trees from ivy that is constricting the tree trunks in natural areas.