From 2006 to 2012, Jamie Stamberger helped the City of Gresham Watershed Division encourage rain gardens by building demonstration projects in highly visible places. She worked with property owners, volunteers and construction professionals to install attractive public amenities that met the needs of all parties involved.
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Covenant Presbyterian Church – Built in 2009 in response to interest from church grounds volunteer. Designed and installed by City of Gresham Watershed Division staff and AmeriCorps volunteers, and maintained by church staff and volunteers. Captures and infiltrates 28,000 gallons of runoff annually from 1,000 square feet of roof.
Supported by funds from EMSWCD and grants from DEQ and Metro.
Snow Cap Charities – Rain garden installed in 2010.
Project built by Watershed Division staff and AmeriCorps volunteers and maintained by Snow Cap staff and volunteers.
Captures and infiltrates 10,000 gallons of roof runoff per year.
Funded by City of Gresham and East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District.
St. Henry’s Church – Rain garden installed 2012 near community garden to demonstrate rain water harvesting and rain gardens for overflow.
Designed at built by City of Gresham staff and AmeriCorps volunteers, and maintained by church volunteers.
Native plants and community garden fruit trees are featured in the garden design.
Interpretive signage encourages visitors to implement their own projects at home.
Project funded by City of Gresham, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, and Metro Nature in Neighborhoods.