A plan to restore five sites in the lower Willamette River reaches an important milestone
Last week, Watershed Services Manager Jane Bacchieri and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Portland District Commander Col. Jose Aguilar were in Washington D.C. to pitch the Corps’ Civil Works Review Boardplan to restore five sites
The Lower Willamette River Environmental Dredging and Ecosystem Restoration project will restore at least 74 acres of riparian, wetland, shallow water, and backwater habitat in the lower Willamette basin in Portland. The project will restore 2.7 stream miles and include restoration at two locations on the main stem Willamette, two on the Columbia Slough, and one on Tryon Creek.
Work at Kenton Cove in North Portland will enhance approximately 6 acres of wetland, riparian, and shallow-water habitat
Replacing the Highway 43 culvert on Tryon Creek in Southwest Portland will improve habitat and fish passage along a 2.7 mile length of stream on 49 acres.