Environmental Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation have completed design of a project to replace Crystal Springs Creek culverts at SE Glenwood Street and SE Bybee Boulevard.
Projects replacing seven of the nine Crystal Springs Creek culverts that impeded fish passage are complete. The Glenwood Street and Bybee Boulevard culverts are the final two culverts that restrict fish passage, especially for juvenile salmon and trout species. Removing barriers to fish passage and enhancing fish habitat aids Portland's endangered species recovery efforts.
Crystal Springs Creek's cold water and consistent flow create ideal habitat for steelhead trout and Chinook and coho salmon.
Grants from Metro, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District will help fund the project. Construction will begin in summer 2016.
For More Information
Contact Ronda Fast at 503-823-4921.