Congregations Caring for Watersheds and Wildlife is a program that supports watershed and wildlife habitat restoration projects on congregation land, both in Portland and around the world. We are currently looking for more congregations needing assistance or resources. This site contains the handbook we created to guide communities through the restoration process. We hope you find it useful. Please contact us if you are interested in meeting with us or if you have any other questions.





































Take Action

Take Action to Protect Bees

A new study by Friends of the Earth and Pesticide Research Institute has found that bee killing pesticides are present in 51% of "bee-friendly plants from garden centers across the United States and Canada. Ask your local plant nursery to stop using neonicotinoids on their plants. For a list of nurseries that have already committeed to not using neonicotinoides on their plants, a sign on letter to the CEO of Lowe's, a sign on letter asking Congress to support the Save America's Pollinators Act and other resources go to http://www.foe.org/beeaction.

Residential Honey Beekeeping Petition

To be delivered to The Oregon State House, The Oregon State Senate, Governor Kate Brown, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama

Residential honey beekeeping should fall under state, not city, jurisdiction to end discrimination occurring at the city level. Management oversight should reside with the state's Beekeepers Association.

There are currently 4,240 signatures. NEW goal - We need 5,000 signatures!

Petition Background

Honeybees are vital to our food supply, representing 70% of the pollination activity. Honeybees are in serious decline. Changing residential honey beekeeeping to state jurisdiction will remove existing discrimination at the city level, which is prohibiting and limiting beekeeping. It will enable standardized rules to be implemented and will contribute to better management oversight. This is a necessary step in the fight to save our bees. 

Sign here!!

In the News

Gardeners Beware 2014: Bee-Toxic Pesticides Found in "Bee-Friendly" Plants Solds at Garden Centers Across the U.S. and Canada

- By Friends of the Earth and the Pesticide Research Institute, posted on www.saveoregonbees.org.

Home Depot, BJ's take first steps to protect pollinators

- By Sustainable Business News, posted on the www.greenbiz.com blog, 07/14/14

Nature Needs Half

- Posted by Lynn Wilson, www.thenatureofcities.com, 04/23/14

Zen Buddhists clean up Portland's mess

-Joseph Gallivan, The Portland Tribune, 03/13/14

The Year the Monarch Didn't Appear

-Jim Robbins, The New York Times, 11/22/13  

Parishes can help watersheds, wildlife

- Ed Langlois, Catholic Sentinel, 6/7/12

Go to top