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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

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

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Stephens Creek Headwaters Neighborhood Stormwater Management Project

Updated August 13, 2018

Environmental Services is early in the planning stages for a stormwater management project near the Stephens Creek headwaters. Stormwater in this area typically runs off of streets and private properties directly into Stephens Creek carrying oil, dirt and other pollutants with it.

Project planners are considering up to three locations at the Stephens Creek headwaters to install neighborhood stormwater management facilities that will collect runoff from streets, slow it down and allow pollutants to settle out before the water flows into Stephens Creek. The projects will protect water quality and improve wildlife habitat and stream health.

The planning phase will guide the selection of the most beneficial, cost-effective sites to move forward to the design phase and construction. Construction may include excavation, wetland enhancement, meandering stream segments, installing pipe, removing invasive plants and restoring native plants.

Environmental Services is working with Portland Parks & Recreation on this project.

Display Boards from November 30, 2016 Open House

Project Overview

Custer Park Alternatives

Stephens Creek Nature Park Alternatives

Texas Wetlands Expansion Alternatives

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Please contact Joe Tursi at 502-823-5753 or with questions or comments or for more information. To receive periodic email updates about this project, email Joe with "Stephens Headwaters" in the subject line.

Thank you for your interest in this important stormwater management project.