You’re Invited to the annual Southwest Watersheds Open House! Come learn about SW Watershed Improvement Projects.
When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Multnomah Center, Room 33 - 7688 SW Capitol Highway
Stop by on your way home for refreshments, kids’ activities and information.
Environmental Services (BES) works with SWNI, the southwest community, and partner bureaus and organizations to develop watershed plans and projects to improve water quality, address public interests, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, improve infrastructure, and restore watershed functions.
Please join BES and SWNI at this open house to discuss recently completed and current projects and give feedback on projects in planning and early design phases. Your participation helps shape plans to fit the neighborhood.
Stop by on your way home for refreshments and information about plans and projects to improve the health of SW Portland’s watersheds. Kids’ activities will be available, and all are welcome. To request translation services, contact Colleen.Mitchell@portlandoregon.gov.
A number of exciting projects in SW Portland will be highlighted, including:
Tryon Creek flows through a culvert under SW Boones Ferry Road that creates a barrier for fish moving to habitats in upper Tryon and Arnold creeks. Environmental Services is working with many partners to replace the culvert with a bridge. Construction expected in 2020.
Portland’s Bureau of Transportation, Bureau of Environmental Services, and Water Bureau are working in coordination on street, stormwater, water main, and fire suppression improvements on SW Capitol Highway. This project will improve safety and mobility for all modes of travel while improving stormwater management, protecting water quality in local streams, and updating water supply infrastructure to meet modern demands. Working together ensures successful outcomes—including reduced costs, improved efficiency, and enhanced service delivery to the Portland community. Construction is anticipated to begin in December 2019 and will last through most of 2020.
The existing Texas Wetland site will be expanded to capture and treat additional stormwater at the headwaters to Stephens Creek and help protect downstream water quality. A pedestrian connection through the area will also be provided. Construction expected in 2019.
Learn more about southwest watersheds and additional projects in the area on the web at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/watersheds.
With questions, comments or for more information, contact Colleen Mitchell (503)823-5326 or Colleen.Mitchell@portlandoregon.gov.
See you on April 24th!
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