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Backyard Habitat Certification

  • How it works 

    The service includes a visit from an East County gardening technician, who will identify invasive weeds, suggest beneficial native plants, and other outdoor features that attract and support wildlife.

    Apply for backyard habitat certification 

    For $35, participants receive*:

    • A home visit by appointment
    • A report with recommendations for your yard
    • Advice on stormwater management
    • Free bird or bat box
    • Free resources like gardening coupons
    • Access to the fall annual native plant sale offering deep discounts over retail prices
    • A beautiful certification sign for your yard

    Contact us

    • Questions about the program? Call a Backyard Habitat representative at 503-841-5918.
    • Scholarships are available to Gresham residents if cost is a barrier to participation. For more information, email Keri.Handaly@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-618-2657.

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