Backyard Habitat Certification Program


The Backyard Habitat Certification Program is a regional program that provides support and incentives for residents who seek to restore native habitat to their backyards.

Friends of Tryon Creek support restoration efforts for City of Lake Oswego residents, offering program members the opportunity to create natural habitat for wildlife, reduce their dependence on pesticides, promote native plants and successfully manage stormwater systems. Thriving backyard habitats extend the ecological benefits of Tryon Creek State Natural Area for wildlife, pollinators and all of our Lake Oswego and nearby neighbors.

2018 Backyard Habitat Certification Program Lake Oswego Yard Tour hosted by Friends of Tryon Creek.

June 23rd, 2018 1:00 -  4:00 pm, featuring two properties, refreshments, and information on creating space for native plants to thrive in your yard.

Join The Backyard Habitat Certification Program for an open yard tour featuring two local properties. This is a free event, with complementary beer, wine, and ice tea at the final stop of the tour. While you are not required to visit each of the properties, both have something unique to offer and showcase the endless design and structure that the program offers. On Saturday, June 23rd you will be able to learn about native plants, how to control invasive weeds, and get tips for attracting more birds to your yard. Plus you will be able to chat with Backyard Habitat staff and volunteers, while mingling with current members of the program.

To RSVP for the tour, please email

The Lake Oswego Backyard Habitat Program is supported by the City of Lake Oswego and facilitated by  Friends of Tryon Creek, in collaboration with the Audubon Society of Portland and Columbia Land Trust.


If you have any questions about this program, please contact our Backyard Habitat Program Coordinator.