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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

MAILING ADDRESS: 1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Texas Wetland Expansion

Environmental Services is designing a project to expand the Texas Wetland near SW Texas St and 26th Ave. The project, at the headwaters of Stephens Creek, will include a new stream bed, a wetland, and native plantings. The site, which is currently an empty lot, will soon help to clean and filter stormwater runoff before it flows into Stephens Creek. Construction is tentatively expected in Summer, 2018.

New Connector Trail for Pedestrians

The project will also include a reconfiguration of the current trail through the Texas Wetland, and provide a connection from SW Texas Street to a new pedestrian trail that will be constructed on the site to the west. This will help provide pedestrian connectivity from neighborhoods near SW Texas to SW Capitol Hill Road, Hillsdale, and beyond.

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.

For more information about Stephens Creek, see: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/stephenscreek.

For More Information

With questions, comments or for more information, contact Becky at Becky.Tillson@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-7097.