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Fall at Mason Flats Wetland

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Has this been a beautiful Portland fall, or what?!

bird on tree snag in wetland areawaterfowl at wetland  

Workers checking up on the Mason Flats wetland and water quality facility snapped these shots to share.  Environmental Services completed this project along the Columbia Slough this spring.  The native vegetation is already thriving and ready to help filter this winter's stormwater runoff. 

Here's our green-- and gold and red-- infrastructure at work!

fall colors at Mason Flats wetland 

Read more about the Mason Flats project here.

 

Multnomah Village Goes Green

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New green streets planted on Capitol Highway will soak up street runoff

Capitol Highway in Multnomah Village is an important parking area for the Village and a major thoroughfare for the neighborhood.  When it rains, oils, metals, brake dust and other pollutants from this high use area wash into nearby Vermont Creek, a tributary of Fanno Creek where water quality and habitat resources have been significantly impacted by development. 

Back in March, Environmental Services started construction on a series of green streets in the Village Core to treat pollutants running off the roadway and absorb rainwater with street trees. They've also been designed to encourage walking through widened sidewalks and bicycling through a reconfigured parking layout. Facilities were planted last month and are looking great. 

      

Learn more about the Multnomah Village Stormwater and Streetscape Project here. Also, check out more examples of green street projects here

REMINDER! Free Ecoroof Seminars

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Environmental Services is offering FREE Ecoroof Seminars on Friday, November 15th

The City of Portland Environmental Services is again offering FREE technical workshops for practicing or aspiring professionals interested in learning more about ecoroofs in Portland.

 

Ecoroof Seminars

Friday, November 15th  

9:00am-4:00pm

Ecotrust - Billy Frank Jr. Conference Room (2nd Floor)

721 NW 9th Avenue

Directions 

 

Material in this seminar will be specific to Portland, Oregon, and will cover technical information on the following topics:

  • Ecoroof fundamentals
  • Ecoroof design, construction, and permitting 
  • Ecoroof structure and materials
  • Vegetation and soil
  • Operations and maintenance
  • Monitoring and research

Continuing education credits will be available through ASLA and Oregon Landscape Contractor's Board. To register, please send an email to BESEcoroof@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-7863. You'll receive a confirmation email with further details as we approach the event dates.  

REMINDER! Free Ecoroof Seminars

The City is again offering FREE Ecoroof Seminars on Friday, November 15th

The City of Portland Environmental Services is again offering FREE technical workshops for practicing or aspiring professionals interested in learning more about ecoroofs in Portland.

 

Ecoroof Seminars

Friday, November 15th  

9:00am-4:00pm

Ecotrust - Billy Frank Jr. Conference Room (2nd Floor)

721 NW 9th Avenue

Directions 

 

Material in this seminar will be specific to Portland, Oregon, and will cover technical information on the following topics:

  • Ecoroof fundamentals
  • Ecoroof design, construction, and permitting 
  • Ecoroof structure and materials
  • Vegetation and soil
  • Operations and maintenance
  • Monitoring and research

Continuing education credits will be available through ASLA and Oregon Landscape Contractor's Board. To register, please send an email to BESEcoroof@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-7863. You'll receive a confirmation email with further details as we approach the event dates.  

Looking through "Windows onto Wetlands"

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Franciscan Montessori Earth School constructs rain garden with support from CWSP

Students and neighbors of the Franciscan Montessori Earth School on SE 147th and Clinton recently completed their school rain garden and interpretation project. The raingarden is in the school courtyard and can be viewed by students in classrooms and visitors along a windowed corridor. With a BES Community Watershed Stewardship Program grant, the students completed the raingarden and created art to teach people about the importance of wetlands. The art is in the form of raindrop poetry overlooking the raingarden shown here in fall colors – proving that managing stormwater can be education and beautiful!

 

Learn more about the Community Watershed Stewardship Grants here.