Services

Stamberger Outreach offers a menu of services to help our clients develop and improve environmental outreach and education programs. Click on the links below to learn more.

Homeowners who pledged to avoid weed and feed put up free lawn signs to encourage their neighbors to do the same.Program Evaluation and Behavior Change
Measuring changes in awareness and behavior and collecting meaningful feedback allows us to more truly track program effectiveness and better serve communities and the environment.  We use Community Based Social Marketing techniques to identify and reduce barriers to environmental behaviors and help residents achieve their environmental goals.  We have successfully applied these methods to programs focused on stormwater management, pesticide and fertilizer reduction, tree planting, pet waste disposal, and stream restoration on private land.  Our programs satisfy the requirements of NPDES permits for phase I and phase II communities. We have also helped residents understand stormwater utility fees and fee reduction strategies for their homes.

Service LearningYouth Education and Engagement
The voice of young people is often overlooked in environmental planning and action. We are dedicated to meaningful youth engagement in development and refining of education programs and projects. Stamberger Outreach has experience developing classroom, field trip, and service learning programs for k-12 and college-age students focused on environmental conservation, watershed health, wildlife, ecology, and sustainability. Our projects often include youth design and installation of environmental projects on school campuses and other public spaces.

outreach tableFacilitation, Workshops & Events
Stamberger Outreach Consulting provides meeting facilitation services, teaches community environmental workshops, and coordinates events.  At Stamberger Outreach, we believe people learn new things through hands-on experience, social interactions, and examples we set for each other, as well as classroom presentations. We use Community Based Social Marketing techniques at our workshops and other community events to increase participation and public awareness, gain commitments to trying out new behaviors, collect community feedback and behavior data to make our programs more effective.

Grants

Grant Writing, Management and Reporting
With limited budgets and staff time, successful grant-writing makes the difference in  implementing projects and offering services to residents. Our staff have written, implemented, and reported on grants that funded stream restoration projects, school rain gardens and a variety of watershed education and outreach programs.  We also provided expert coaching to community groups writing grants for their own projects.

rain garden volunteers

Rain Garden Projects
Stamberger Outreach Consulting helps clients develop, implement and evaluate stormwater management programs for residents and communities.  Rain garden grants and technical assistance, as well as public demonstration rain gardens, meet regulatory requirements for NPDES permit holders including outreach and education, pollution reduction and Low Impact Development (LID) retrofits.

At one year old, native plants are establishing well and the garden captures and infiltrates an estimated 196,000 gallons of runoff per year, reducing pollution in Johnson Creek and recharging local groundwater supplies.Public Demonstration Projects
Stamberger Outreach staff have worked with community partners to design and install demonstration sustainable landscaping projects to beautify neighborhoods and educate the public about environmental issues and ways they can help at home. We have designed and installed rain gardens, native landscapes (“naturescapes”), and rain water harvesting demonstrations at churches, schools, and other highly visible public locations.  Demonstration projects are used in tours and workshops, featured on websites, and included in self-guided garden tour maps.  Click on the links below to see some of our projects in detail.

Hollydale Elementary, West Gresham Elementary, Gresham High School, Link to Oregonian article about Gresham High School, Snow Cap Charities, St. Henry’s Church, and Covenant Presbyterian Church

volunteer weed removalStream Restoration
Healthy riparian (stream-side) areas play a large role in protecting water quality and wildlife habitat.  Stamberger Outreach staff have experience designing and implementing stream-side restoration projects in urban and suburban environments.  We believe community engagement is imperative to the success of any restoration project.  We engage stream-side residents, community groups, AmeriCorps volunteers, and students in our projects. We understand barriers to creating partnerships on private property and have worked with both individual and group landowners to gain support for projects and engage neighborhoods in restoration activities.  Jamie Stamberger’s strong background in Pacific Northwest ecology, including native and invasive plant identification, removal and propagation, provides the biological basis for project success.

downspout disconnectionDownspout Disconnection
Re-directing stormwater runoff from roofs into lawns and landscaping reduces runoff volume and pollution entering local waterways.  Stamberger Outreach Consulting helps jurisdictions develop, implement and evaluate stormwater management programs for residents, such as downspout disconnection programs.   Residential stormwater management programs meet regulatory requirements for NPDES permit holders including outreach and education, pollution reduction and Low Impact Development (LID) retrofits.  Not all properties are safe for disconnection.  Stamberger Outreach is experienced at determining suitable locations for downspout disconnection and providing education and incentives to encourage this, and other, at-home stormwater management practices.