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Tabor to the River Turns Six!

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neighbors planting street treesThis year marks the sixth anniversary of the Tabor to the River program.  Tabor to the River combines sewer improvements and green infrastructure projects.  This helps save Portland sewer and stormwater ratepayers more than $60 million in costs to address aging pipes and basement sewer back ups in SE Portland.

Check out the new summer newsletter here. The newsletter highlights the milestones this program has accomplished and has resources and opportunities for the coming year. 

Since 2008, Tabor to the River projects have:

  • Repaired 3 miles of sewer pipes
  • Built 215 green streets
  • Removed 18.8 million gallons of stormwater from the sewer system annually
  • Planted 770 new street trees
  • Worked with property owners to construct 72 rain gardens and other stormwater management projects on private residential and commercial properties that are treating stormwater runo­ff from three acres of hard surface!  Check out our earlier post on some recent rain garden projects

rain garden at Western Seminary parking lotCommunity partners and organizations have been an integral part of all these achievements.

The work continues!  Find information about construction projects, more background, and ways to get involved at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/TaborToRiver 

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