Partners - Special Districts

  • CPRD is a special district (independent local government unit) with an extensive range of parks, trail systems, and river recreation programs.
  • CPRD Paddle Launch - CPRD’s Paddle Launch was featured on Travel Oregon’s Grant’s Getaways television program in 2013.
  • Bob and Crystal Rilee Park on Parrett Mountain -  CPRD now has 23 parks with the recent addition of this park,  a 300+ acre land donation from the Crystal Dawn Smith Rilee Foundation, valued at over $6 million. The park boasts amazing vistas, active working farms, hiking trails, and equestrian trails. Thank you CPRD for your amazing contributions to local watershed restoration and protection!
  • MSD has an excellent science curriculum for all students ranging from elementary, middle, and high school. Their lessons are a combination of classroom and field experiences, including trips to the YSWCD’s Miller Woods, Mac Water and Light’s Norman Haskins Water Treatment Facility, and Evergreen Museum.
  • MSD’s FOSS Experience Learn more about the unique, grade-specific science experiences that MSD provides for each of its six elementary schools and 3,000 elementary students. Thank you MSD for your commitment to environmental literacy!
  • NSD provides a diversity of science curriculums, including STEM, horticulture classes, and Envirothon experiences.
  • NSD Envirothon - NSD’s high school Envirothon team has competed at both the state and national levels in recent years. 
  • 8th Period After-School Camp - In 2014 and 2015, NSD has partnered with us, the City of Newberg, and Ralond and Ruby Troncin (landowners) to engage middle school students in the restoration of the Troncin’s streamside urban property along Hess Creek through an ecology-focused after school camp. This program includes a combination of classroom and on-site lessons and service learning experiences. Thank you NSD for the opportunity to partner on this great youth education program!
  • PSWCD is a special district formed in 1966 to promote the wise use of natural resources in Polk County. PSWCD’s is a local leader of a diverse set of watershed programs that for restoration, long-term protections, habitat monitoring, and outreach and education. In addition, they provide technical assistance for just about any natural resource issue, from working farms and pastures, to upland woodlands and timber, and urban greenways and streams.
  • 2014 Yamhill/Polk Agricultural Pesticide Waste Collection Event  -The PSWC partnered with us in the coordination of a pesticide collection event for Yamhill and Polk Counties, which included assistance with planning, publicity/outreach, and day-of setup, registration, and food/coffee for our participant growers. Thank you PSWCD for making this event an incredible success!
  • YSWCD is a special district formed in 1953 to promote the wise use of natural resources in Yamhill County. YSWCD’s is a local leader of a diverse set of watershed programs that for restoration, long-term protections, habitat monitoring, and outreach and education. In addition, they provide technical assistance for just about any natural resource issue, from working farms and pastures, to upland woodlands and timber, and urban greenways and streams.
  • Protected Lands - In 2002, the YSWCD became one of the first SWCDs in Oregon to permanently protect working farms, forest lands, and critical habitat through long-term conservation easements and property acquisitions.  YSWCD now holds a range of easements and properties, including Crown Hill Farms, Miller Woods, Chegwyn Farms, the Mount Richmond Property, and others.
  • 2014 Yamhill/Polk Agricultural Pesticide Waste Collection Event - We partnered with the YSWCD in the coordination of a pesticide collection event for Yamhill and Polk Counties, which included assistance with planning, publicity/outreach, and day-of setup, registration, and food/coffee for our participant growers. Thank you YSWCD for making this event a super success!
  • YSWCD collaborates with us in more ways than we can count. We are currently leading the Yamhill Pesticide Stewardship Partnership together. We are collaborating on riparian restoration projects that combine CREP and OWEB funding. We partner on numerous outreach/education events. And the YSWCD has offered strong support for our fish inventory grant proposal. Thank you YSWCD for the diversity of strategic projects and programs we work on together!