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Americorps Volunteers


Amercorps Volunteers are great resources for schools who are interested in getting more help with their outdoor education projects.  Check out their website to learn more about how to bring Americorps to your community.  They are always looking for quality sponsors! 

Audubon Society
5151 NW Cornell
Portland, OR
Phone: (503) 292-6855
Website: http://www.audubon.org

Rental programs on Oregon birds, nests, Partners in Flight. Classroom programs on bats, birds, owls, animal tracking, amphibians, endangered species, and more.
Dog-Eared Publications
P.O. Box 814
Corvallis, OR 97339
  • Discovering Salmon: An Activity Book
  • Ancient Forests: Discovering Nature
  • Discovering Endangered Species: A Nature Activity Book
  • Discovering Northwest Volcanoes

    These colorful activity books provide games, puzzles and creative activities for elementary students.

Department of Agriculture
Karl Puls
Insect Program Specialist
Plant Division
8418 SW 22nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 452-8905

EPA Clearing House
Phone: (206) 553-1282, 1-800-424-4EPA

The EPA’s network for environmental resources as well as for the Streamwalk program.
Forest Park Ivy Removal Project
Phone: (503) 223-2708
Scheduled year-round service learning activities related to habitat restoration. Environmental education combined with community service field work.
Friends of Tryon Creek State Park
11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 636-4398
A Forest in the City: Your Guide to Tryon Creek State Park
Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve
Phonel: (503) 681-6206
Watersheds, Wetlands, Forests, Streams: Learning Opportunities Next Door/Linking Schools with Natural Resource Areas

This guide provides a platform to begin natural resource studies at Greenspaces near schools.
Johnson Creek Watershed Council
Website: http://www.jcwc.orgMetro Regional Parks and Greenspaces
Phone: (503) 797-1852
Offers field trips to teachers at local Metro Greenspaces.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Phone: (503) 657-2000
Salmon Trout Enhancement Program (STEP). Pamphlets on fish surveys, streamside incubators, and habitat restoration.Oregon Trout65 SW Yamhill Street, Ste. 300Portland, Oregon 97204(503) 222-9091www.ortrout.orgContact: MaryAnn Schmidt
Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
Phone: (503) 823-7185
Several free water quality programs ready for classroom or community education group. These hands-on programs are available for various grade levels, and teach students about what they can do to protect water quality in Portland.Also available: School Assembly Program, Streamwalk Field Trips, Community Service Projects, Storm Drain Stencils, resources for teachers in the Columbia Slough Watershed (maps, video, curriculum and informational brochures).

Portland Bureau of Land Management
Phone: (503) 952-6035

Portland Water Bureau
Phone: (503) 823-7513
Classroom activities, slide shows, video and workshops about water conservation and the Bull Run water supply.
Saturday Academy
Phone: (503) 690-1341
Green City Data Project. This involves middle and high school students in collecting environmental data to support regional planning and management. Coordinated with a consortium of public and private agencies.
Sea Grant Education Program
Phone: (503) 867-0271
The Columbia River: It’s Future and You. Curriculum about the Columbia River, including it’s history, Native Americans, navigation, power production, fisheries, industrial uses and recreation. With a choice of an elementary or secondary set, this guide addresses the issue that the river is not a limitless resource to exploit.
Soil and Water Conservation Districts
East and West Multnomah
2115 SE Morrison
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 231-2770
Oregon Directory, Soil Conservation Service, People and Places. Detailed soil survey information for the metropolitan area.

Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Clackamas County
256 Warner-Milne Rd.Oregon City, Oregon 97045(503)-656-3499Soil Conservation Service
Phone: (503) 326-2757

Adopt a SNOTEL. This program encourages schools to get involved with snow surveys and water supply forecasting by utilizing data from the snowpack telemetry system.
State of Washington Department of Ecology
Phone: (360) 407-7513
Wetlands. Illustrated children’s guide to wetland plants and animals. A Spanish language edition, “Los Humedales,” is also available.
Washington State Department of Ecology
Phone: (360) 407-7472
Wetland Tales. A collection of 10 stories about wetlands originating in the oral tradition of native cultures from three continents. Each story has background test and a brief synopsis. Discover Wetlands. A curriculum guide. Activities address the definition of a wetland, wetland field studies, wetland functions, and human impacts on wetlands. Grades 4-8.
Washington State Office of Environmental Education
Phone: (206) 365-3893
Clean Water, Streams and Fish: A Holistic View of Watersheds. With a focus on the salmon life cycle and habitat, this two volume curriculum for elementary and secondary students discusses water quality, streams, and watersheds.
Nature of Oregon Information Center
Phone: (503) 731-4444 Captains’ Nautical Supply, Inc.
Phone: (503) 227-1648 Pittmon Map Co.
Phone: (503) 232-1161
Large USGS maps of the Portland area have elevation contours to help students “map” the borders of their watershed.
U S Forest Service
Phone: (503) 666-0664
Investigating Your Environment, Fire Ecology
World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221
Phone: (503) 228-1367
The World Forestry Center is an independent, non-profit educational institution whose mission is to promote the establishment, protection, and management of global forests and related resources through research and education. They offer guided museum tours, field trips, curriculum, resource materials, and other special programs.
Native Plant Resources
For a more complete listing of native plant sources, refer to Hortus Northwest, an invaluable reference guide, updated annually. Call (503) 266-7968 for more information.
Abundant Life Seed Foundation
P O Box 772
Port Townsend WA 98368
Phone: (360) 385-5660
Fax: (360) 385-7355
Aleta Anderson
Seed, mail order, retail
American Ornamental Perennials
29977 SE Weitz Lane
Eagle Creek OR 97022-9633
Phone: (503) 637-3096
Fax: (503) 637-3096
Steve & Katy Schmidt
Container/ball & burlap, liner, wholesale
Balance Restoration Nursery
27995 Chambers Mill Road
Lorance, OR 97541
Phone & Fax: (541) 942-5330
Ron & Tammy Robinson
Bare root, container/ball & burlap, wholesale
Backyard Bird Shop
Phone: (503) 236-9783
Donation items and information fliers
Bosky Dell Natives
2331 SW Bosky Dell
West Linn, OR 97068
Phone: (503) 638-5945
Container/ball & burlap, retail
Callahan Seeds
6945 Foley Lane
Central Point, OR 97502
Phone: (541) 855-1164
Trees & Shrubs, retail, wholesale
Colvos Creek Farm
P O Box 1512
Vashon Island, WA 98070
Phone: (206) 749-9508
Mike Lee
Container/ball & burlap, liner, mail order, retail, wholesale
Davenport Seed Corporation
P O Box 187
Davenport, WA 99122-0187
Phone: 1-800-828-8873
Fax: (509) 725-7015
Karen Krych
Seed, retail, wholesale
990 Tetherow Road
Williams, OR 97544
Phone & Fax: (541) 846-6963
Peg & Ray Prag
Container/ball & burlap, liner contract grow, mail order, wholesale
Fourth Corner Nurseries
3057 E Bakerview Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: (206) 734-0079
Fax: (206) 734-7619
Richard Haard & Todd Jones
Bare root, wholesale
Frosty Hollow Ecological Restoration
P O Box 53
Langley, WA 98260
Phone: (360) 579-2332Gossler Farms Nursery
1200 Weaver Road
Springfield, OR 97478
Phone: (541) 746-3922
Native fruit shrubs
Greer Gardens
1280 Good Pasture Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: 1-800-548-0111
Large, extensive selection, mail order, retail
Wallace W. Hansen
2158 Bower Court SE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 581-2638
Fax: (503) 581-9957
Website: http://www.nwplants.com
Bare root, container/ball & burlap, liner, retail, wholesale
Hobbs & Hopkins, Ltd.
1712 SE Ankeny
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: 1-800-345-3295
Fax: (503) 230-0391
Rita Freadman
Seed, mail order, retail, wholesale
Hoyt Arboretum
4000 SW Fairview Blvd
Portland, OR 97221
Phone: (503) 228-8733Inside Passage
P O Box 639
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: (206) 781-3575
Forest Shomer
Seed, contract grow, retail, wholesale
Johns Inskeep Environmental Learning Center
Clackamas Community College
19600 S Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045
Joy Creek Nursery
20300 NW Watson Road
Scappoose, OR 97056
Phone: (503) 543-7474
Mike Smith
Container/ball & burlap, contract grow, wholesale
Leach Botanical Gardens
6704 SE 122nd
Portland, OR 97236
Phone: (503) 761-9503National Tree Trust
Phone: (800) 846-8733 ext. 29
Free trees and growth project
Native Origins Nursery
28634 51st Place S
Auburn WA 98001-1904
Phone: (206) 941-5843
Mary Ann Spahr
Container/ball & burlap, retail, wholesale

Northwest Native Plants
23501 S. Beatie Rd.
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: (503) 632-7079
Fax: (503) 632-7087

Pacific Northwest Native Wildlife Gardening
Website: http://www.tardigrade.org/natives/index.html

Plants of the Wild
P O Box 866
Tekoa, WA 99033
Phone: (509) 284-2848

Trees, shrubs, container grown wildflowers, grass seed, wholesale

Portland Parks and Recreation
Natural Resources Department
1120 SW 5th
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 823-5122

Project Feeder Watch
Bird Count Project
Classroom research
Phone: (800) 843-BIRD



Davidson’s Garden Store
134 Missouri Ave S
Salem, OR 97302
Phone: (503) 585-0299

Dennis 7 Dees
6025 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97206
Phone: (503) 777-1421

Drake’s 7 Dees
16519 SE Stark
Portland OR 97233
Phone: (503) 255-9226

Flat Creek Garden Center
30039 SE Orient Dr
Gresham, OR 97080
Phone: (503) 663-4101

Lily Pad Water Gardens
11124 NE Fargo St
Portland, OR 97220
Phone: (503) 253-7305

Loen Nursery Company
18710 SW Pacific Dr
Sherwood, OR 97140
Phone: (503) 625-6309

Pleasant Valley Greenhouse
17337 SE Troge Rd
Boring, OR 97009
Phone: (503) 658-6203

Portland Nursery
5050 SE Stark
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 231-5050

The Pond Lady
25172 S Larkin Rd
Beavercreek, OR 97004
Phone: (503) 632-7154

Willamette Falls Nursery
1720 Willamette Falls
West Linn, OR 97068
Phone: (503) 656-7344

Best Buy In Town
21600 NW Amberwood Dr
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone: (503) 645-6665 - You haul
Phone: (503) 645-2275 - Delivery

Boring Bark (mailing address)
P O Box 506
Boring, OR 97009
Phone: (503) 668-3219

Circle S Landscape
22420 NE Halsey
Troutdale, OR 97060
Phone: (503) 667-6820

Clackamas Sand & Gravel
12000 SE Capps Rd
Clackamas, OR 97015
Phone: (503) 656-2891

Devoe’s Bark & More
8200 SW Hunziker
Tigard, OR 97223
Phone: (503) 684-6169

Grimm’s Fuel Co
18850 SW Cypole Rd
Tualatin, OR 97062
Phone: (503) 636-3623

Interstate Fuel
18480 SW Pacific Dr
Tualatin, OR 97062
Phone: (503) 625-3258

McFarlane’s Bark Inc.
13345 SE Johnson Rd
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Phone: (503) 659-4240

Mt Scott Fuel Co.
6904 SE Foster Rd
Portland, OR 97206
Phone: (503) 774-3241

We Can Do (Pond Liners)
1635 Silverton Rd
Salem, OR 97303
Phone: (503) 363-8933 or (888) 327-8867


Audubon Society Nature Store
5151 NW Cornell Rd
Portland, OR 97210
Phone: (503) 292-9453

Backyard Bird Shop
3574 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 230-9557

Feathered Friends
792 SW Highway 99W
Dundee, OR 97115
Phone: (503) 538-0518

Garden Artworks
13601 SE Highway 212, Suite B
Clackamas, OR 97015
Phone: (503) 557-8677T

he Wild Bird Nest LLC
1630A S Beavercreek Rd
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: (503) 665-800


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Portland, OR 97214 - 503-916-6074, e-mail: wildifestewards@oregonstate.edu
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