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Explore Johnson Creek at the Orange Line Tacoma Street Station


Congratulations to the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and many partners who celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting at the new Tacoma Street MAX station and boardwalk on September 17.

boardwalk at Tacoma Street StationThe new MAX line crosses Johnson Creek right at the Tacoma Street station.  At the station, you can take a boardwalk to an overlook of the creek and a series of interpretive panels about the natural and human history at this location.

The watershed council and engineering firm Vigil-Agrimis restored this section of the creek in 2013.  The project improved stream habitat by adding boulders, large wood, and a side channel that provides refuge for salmon and other fish during high water.  This is part of restoration efforts happening all along Johnson Creek – from the headwaters in Boring to the confluence with the Willamette River in Milwaukie. 

The new boardwalk provides a great viewing area of the creek, where migratory salmon spawn and many other native fish and wildlife live.  The project happened thanks to the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association and Oregon Community Foundation, along with dozens of community donors and partners.


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