Construction is nearly complete on the final culvert replacement project along Crystal Springs Creek. Culverts at SE Bybee Boulevard and SE Glenwood Street were the last two that impede fish passage, especially for juvenile salmon and trout species, which rely on the cool, consistent flows of Crystal Springs Creek for rearing and spawning throughout the year.
Native vegetation will be planted in February 2017 to help shade the creek to protect water quality and provide food for salmon and other wildlife. Environmental Services is working to enhance conditions in the creek to benefit native fish and wildlife and to improve water quality.
Grants from Metro and the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District contributed $170,000 toward construction of this project. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contributed $50,000 toward project design.
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