This program provides assistance and incentives to residents with small lots (an acre or smaller) who seek to restore native wildlife habitat to their backyards.
The program has operated successfully in Portland for a number of years and the Friends of Tryon Creek, together with our partners and the City of Lake Oswego, are looking forward to providing the same opportunity to Lake Oswego residents.
For a number of years the Friends of Tryon Creek have taught “Landscaping for Conservation” workshops with similar goals: To reduce water use and the need for fertilizers and pesticides while providing a healthy, sustainable yard. The Friends will continue to offer Landscaping for Conservation workshops and encourage Lake Oswego residents to prepare for the certification process by attending one or more of them. They provide an ideal opportunity to prepare applicants for what to expect from the certification process and how to best prep their yards.
The Lake Oswego Backyard Habitat Program is sponsored by the City of Lake Oswego and facilitated by the Friends of Tryon Creek, in collaboration with the Audubon Society of Portland and Columbia Land Trust