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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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Congratulations Mt. Tabor Weed Warriors

Congratulations to the Friends of Mt. Tabor Weed Warriors for their Spirit of Portland Award on Monday! Environmental Services is proud to partner with this outstanding community volunteer group as part of the Tabor to the River program.  


To address basement sewage backups in this area of town while also supporting watershed health and saving money, Environmental Services and partners are using green infrastructure like street trees, green street facilities and rain gardens to manage stormwater naturally.  Part of the city’s green infrastructure also includes Mt. Tabor Park itself, where the plants, trees and soil naturally manage rainfall and provide habitat.  The Weed Warriors are doing their part to restore and protect a healthy forest on this city treasure.  Read more about their nomination here.


Weed Warriors volunteers planted 912 new native plants on Mt. Tabor on October 27, in an area they earlier cleared of invasive species. 


Commissioner Dan Saltzman with some of the Weed Warriors!