Public Works Department
555 Liberty St. SE
Salem, OR 97301
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Did you know that all Salem residents are eligible to receive grant funding to assist with local projects that protect or improve the health of our watersheds?
A watershed is an area of land that is drained by a river and its tributaries made up of a unique mixture of habitats that influence each other. These habitats include wetlands, forests, creeks, rivers and lakes, farms, and even cities or towns.
Examples of Acceptable Grant Proposals
- Streamside and riparian restoration, including the use of tree plantings and bioengineering techniques for erosion control
- Environmental education programs
- Removal of a fish barrier
- Removal or replacement (with native vegetation) of noxious vegetation in riparian areas
- Preservation of watersheds by restoring and/or preserving upland green space and native vegetation
- Inventories and assessment of natural areas, including noxious weed identification
- Design, construct, or improvement of stormwater management facilities (e.g., bioswale, eco-roof, or pervious pavement) that serves more than a single residential property
- Creation of conservation easements or purchase of environmentally sensitive land
- Match for other grants on eligible projects
How to Apply for a Grant
- Read the Watershed Protection Program Information and Application Instructions.
- Complete the Watershed Grant Application by typing, or clearly writing, the information requested.
- Complete and attach all required documents listed in the application form.
- Submit application in person or by mail to the City of Salem Public Works Department.