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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

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

Stephens Creek Headwaters Neighborhood Stormwater Management Project

Environmental Services is early in the planning stages for a stormwater management project near the Stephens Creek headwaters. Stormwater in this area typically runs off of streets and private properties directly into Stephens Creek carrying oil, dirt and other pollutants with it.

Project planners are considering four locations to install neighborhood stormwater management facilities (see map) that will collect runoff from streets, slow it down and allow pollutants to settle out before the water flows into Stephens Creek. The project will protect water quality and improve wildlife habitat and stream health.

The planning phase will guide the selection of the most beneficial, cost-effective sites to move forward to the design phase and construction. Construction may include excavation, wetland enhancement, meandering stream segments, installing pipe, removing invasive plants and restoring native plants.

Environmental Services is working with Portland Parks & Recreation on this project.

June 12 Open House

Please join us at an open house to discuss preliminary project plans and goals, ask questions and share thoughts and ideas with staff about the project. Drop in any time!

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Hillsdale Library, 1525 SW Sunset Boulevard

For More Information

Please contact Becky Tillson at 502-823-2827 or Rebecca.Tillson@portlandoregon.gov with questions or comments. To receive periodic email updates about this project, email Becky with "Stephens Headwaters" in the subject line.

Thank you for your interest in this important stormwater management project!