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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

Help keep Portland's storm drains clear this Fall

Autumn rain has arrived in Portland – and it looks like it’s sticking around.

Our urban canopy provides many benefits, including the beautiful fall colors painting the city’s landscape. Trees also help keep stormwater and pollution out of our sewer system, streams, and rivers, and they cut down on our energy costs.

But falling leaves can clog up storm drains – and flood local streets. With Fall in full gear, we need your help keeping storm drains clear!

Visit the Bureau of Transportation website to learn about keeping storm drains clear in your neighborhood, and to see if you are in a "Leaf Zone."