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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

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

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Texas Wetland Expansion

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Updated November 20, 2020

Environmental Services, your sewer and stormwater utility, has finished construction on a project to expand the Texas Wetland near SW Texas Street and 25th Avenue. The project, at the headwaters of Stephens Creek, includes a new stream bed, a wetland, and native plantings. The site will help to clean and filter stormwater runoff before it flows into Stephens Creek.

Texas Wetland Expansion Map

Construction Photos

Construction of the new Texas Wetland Expansion

Installing pipes in the Texas Wetland Expansion project

Construction of the new Texas Wetland Expansion

New Connector Trail for Pedestrians

The project also includes a reconfiguration of the current trail through the Texas Wetland, and provides a connection from SW Texas Street to a new pedestrian trail to the east. This will help provide pedestrian connectivity from neighborhoods near SW Texas to SW Capitol Hill Road, Hillsdale, and beyond.

New Connector Trail for SW Texas Wetland

Stephens Creek Map

About Stephens Creek

Stephens Creek runs from its headwaters near Hillsdale to the Willamette River just north of the Sellwood Bridge. It is unique in Portland in that it runs largely above ground. Smaller tributaries and springs feed the stream, in addition to stormwater runoff. Based on an understanding of southwest Portland’s unique geology, hydrology, and geography, Environmental Services is working with partners to improve and restore watershed health in Stephens Creek. A healthy watershed provides habitat for fish, birds, and other wildlife and delivers cold, clean water to the Willamette River.

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With questions, comments or for more information, contact Joe Tursi at or  503-823-5753.