Free Native Plants for Property Owners

Residents in the Tualatin River Watershed are eligible for free native plants each year to use at home.

Create a natural landscape in your yard that needs less watering and chemicals, and is resistant to pests and diseases. Native plants also attract birds, butterflies and beneficial wildlife to your yard while reducing erosion and protecting water quality. Add native plants to your landscape with our annual plant giveaway. Check out the qualifications, plan your planting and visit us in the fall to pick-up plants. If you have questions, email or call 503.615.3525. 

Qualifications

  1. Live within Clean Water Services’ service area (PDF, 189KB)
  2. If you own land within 100 feet of a stream or wetland in the Tualatin River watershed, you are eligible for 20 plants. Other residents are eligible for 5 plants.
  3. Remove Non-Native Invasives before planting
  4. Look at our Plant List (PDF, 284KB) to see available plants
  5. Plan your planting (steps below)
  6. Choose a pick-up date and RSVP by email or phone 503.615.3525 

Plant Pickup Dates

  • Check back in fall 2018 for dates

Pickup Location

4490 SW Minter Bridge Rd., Hillsboro (PDF Map, 839KB)

Plan Your Planting

  • Remove Non-Native Invasive Plants (PDF, 4MB)
  • Plant at Clean Water Services density standards to establish a healthy plant community:
    • square footage x 0.01 = number of trees
    • square footage x 0.05 = number of shrubs 
  • Use a Native Plant Finder to choose appropriate plants
  • Review our Plant List (PDF, 245KB) to choose plants
  • Choose a pick-up date and RSVP by email or phone 503.615.3525 
  • Read our Stream Care Guide (PDF, 2MB) and learn how to enhance your property and protect your stream.

Please Note

Plants are provided on a first-come, first-served basis up to 100 property owners and are only available on the pickup dates listed. Plant requests are limited to one time per property owner per year. For large areas, please consider a group event or discuss options with staff.

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