Help Us Pass 26-203: The Nature for All Regional Greenspace Bond Measure

On the ballot in November 2019 for Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington County Residents

Our system of parks, trails, and natural areas is one of the defining features of the Portland Metro Region (Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties). From Oxbow Park and Oaks Bottom to the Chehalem Ridge, it is almost impossible to imagine our region without this incredible network of greenspaces.

This system protects biodiversity, cleans our air and water, provides access to nature, creates landscape resiliency in the face of climate change, and helps drive our green economy. 

Ensuring the passage of 26-203 is our top priority this fall, and will secure funding to protect natural areas in the Portland area without raising taxes. 

Help get the word out to other voters to make sure this measure passes on November 5, 2019. 

You can help:

If passed, 26-203 will bring over $475 million dollars of investment to our regions greenspaces, while maintaining the current tax rate. Funds will be used for:

  • Land acquisition to protect water quality and at-risk wildlife habitat across the region – places like Columbia Slough, Johnson Creek, Tualatin Mountains, and Gresham Buttes.
  • Local park projects that increase access on the urban landscape 
  • Walking and biking trails to connect communities to parks and natural areas
  • Grants for community led greenspace projects
  • Park improvements at Metro sites including Blue Lake, Oxbow, and Chehalem Ridge
  • Integrating nature into public projects – like providing public access to Willamette Falls

All projects will prioritize building landscape resiliency to reduce the impacts of climate change while promoting social and racial equity in order to bring nature to all communities in our region. 

Learn about Portland Audubon’s history of helping craft and pass previous metro greenspace bond measures. 

Portland Audubon is also urging Portland voters to Vote Yes on 26-204 – to increase protections for Bull Run Watershed, Portland’s watershed.