Stormwater runoff can impact water quality in rivers and streams. Portland uses green streets, ecoroofs, trees and other green infrastructure to increase sewer system efficiency, and protect water quality, public health, and the environment. Green infrastructure keeps stormwater out of the sewer system, filters pollutants, provides habitat and increases neighborhood green space for healthier watersheds.
Earlier this year, Environmental Services completed the SE Clay Green Street Project which added green street planters, street trees, safer pedestrian crossings, and bicycle striping in the street to create an urban greenway connecting business districts, neighborhoods and parks. SE Clay is a primary route to the river and the project provides improved, safer connections to the Willamette River that inner east side residents have long desired.
Please join us on a tour of the SE Clay Green Street Project on Saturday, September 27 starting at 11:00 a.m. The tour will meet at SE 12th Avenue and SE Clay Street. Attendees will meet artist Linda Wysong and join members of the Environmental Services project team in a walk from SE 12th Avenue and Clay Street to the Willamette River. Along the way, you'll learn about some of the key improvements to the area.
No RSVP is required. For more information, please contact:
City of Portland Environmental Services
Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2831