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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1000, Portland, OR 97204

Baldock Service Yard Stormwater Retrofits

pre-construction photo of Baldock Yard

 

The Oregon Department of Transportation uses its Baldock Service Yard in southwest Portland to store and repair machinery and vehicles. Nearly two-thirds of the 290,599 square foot site is covered with impervious surfaces.

Before this project, untreated stormwater runoff from the service yard flowed into Falling Creek, a Tryon Creek tributary. ODOT and the City of Portland installed five flow-through planters and a vegetated swale to slow stormwater flow and filter pollutants before stormwater reaches the creek. The swales also help decrease peak flows in nearby Tryon Creek.

post-construction photo of Baldock Yard

Heartbleed Security Notice

A serious security vulnerability known as "Heartbleed" was recently discovered in OpenSSL, a popular software library commonly used by many websites on the internet to encrypt communication between a user's computer and a web server.

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