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
With $63,000 from a 2019 Metro Nature in Neighborhoods Grant, we have built 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.
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.
As part of this project, vegetation monitoring was performed at multiple sites from 2019-2021. This data was added to the additional monitoring efforts performed from 2016-2018 and revealed interesting trends. Check out the report here!
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.