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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

Making Earth Day every day

Portland is famous for being green. From forests and open spaces to urban streams and watersheds, Portlanders are lucky to share their space with a rich, natural environment.


Portland is also famous for its “green” practices. In celebration of Earth Day, the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) announced a new grading system to track Portland’s watershed health.


Healthy watersheds protect public health, make our community more livable, and support native fish and wildlife. BES’s new Watershed Report Cards will assign A-F letter grades for temperature, mineral content, wildlife numbers, tree canopy, and more! Not only will the City be better able to identify problem areas, but Portlanders will also get a bigger picture of our overall environmental health – and how they can get involved in keeping Portland green.


We’ll grade watersheds across our community – in the Willamette, Willamette Tributaries, Fanno Creek, Tryon Creek, Columbia Slough, and Johnson Creek.

Check out BES' website for more information.

BES Watershed Report Cards PowerPoint