Join your neighbors and staff from Environmental Services at the 106th Multnomah Days Street Festival on Saturday, August 16 in Multnomah Village.
The biggest little parade will march right past six green street facilities completed in 2013. These aren’t just ordinary landscaping. The facilities capture and treat stormwater runoff from 1.5 acres of pavement.
Capitol Highway in Multnomah Village is an important parking area and a major neighborhood thoroughfare. When it rains, oils, metals, brake dust and other pollutants from this high-use area wash into nearby Vermont Creek, which flows to Fanno Creek and the Tualatin River.
Trees absorb rain to reduce stormwater runoff, and the new green street facilities protect water quality and enhance the neighborhood. The green street project also widened sidewalks and reconfigured the parking layout in the village core to benefit pedestrians and cyclists.