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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Green street planting

It may come as a surprise, but its planting season for the City!

The Bureau of Environmental Services’ (BES) crews are planting new vegetation in green street facilities along SE Division.

Portland is well known for its green infrastructure, and green street facilities are an important part of that. Planting is the final step in getting the facilities operational and ready to go for the rainy season.

Stormwater hurts the environment and can kill salmon and other critters. Green street facilities use native plants to help filter stormwater and pollutants.  They protect water quality in our local creeks, and keep stormwater out of our sewer systems. 

Check out BES’ website for more information. 

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