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Manual by OSU and EMSWCD on how to design, prep, and install a rain garden

Adopt Eco-Friendly Maintenance Practices. Published June 2022

City of Portland offers a discount on the on-site stormwater charges of your water bill when you safely contain the rain on your property and keep it out of the city’s sewer and stormwater pipes.

Webpage by Metro highlighting how composting can be easy and offers many benefits, from helping your garden grow greener – for free.

A website with general information, resources, and permitting, policy, and code details by City of Portland

Website by City of Lake Oswego

Need support for managing erosion and/or steep slopes? It’s worth getting the advice of a geotechnical engineer. They can also help with streambank restoration and permitting.

Webpage by Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District about building and maintaining healthy soil. Includes helpful resources for learning more about your soil.