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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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Fall events 2019: Celebrate salmon, clean rivers and streams and more...

We will be at some of your favorite fall events - from the last Sunday Parkways of the season to a Fix-it-Fair in November. In between we will celebrate salmon with you, give out tips for watershed health and showcase how to get grants for your community projects and more. Find out where the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services will be this fall:

Park(ing) Day 
Friday, Sept. 20, 2019
Multiple locations

This is the day that parking spaces all over Portland turn into parks. The City of Portland free event includes multiple locations -  Environmental Services will be in front of KEEN at NW Glisan Street and NW 13th Avenue. See how we turn a parking space into a salmon-filled riverPhoto: girl with fish hat

In partnership with Friends of Trees, we will be talking about trees, native plants, the history of Tanner Creek, stormwater management and watershed health – with special appearance by Seymour the Salmon. Free and open to all.

SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
9 a.m. to noon.
Central Eastside location 
1010 SE Water Avenue 

Join SOLVE and thousands of volunteers on September 21st at multiple locations as we support the health of the Willamette River, public beaches, neighborhoods, and natural areas. Environmental Services will be at the Central Eastside site installing stormwater curb markers as well as picking up litter and other cleanup activities. Meet up at Fully on SE Water Ave. and have a cup of coffee provided by Water Avenue Coffee and breakfast bars from Kure Juice. After the cleanup volunteers will have lunch provided by Bunk Sandwiches & Boke Bowl.

Sunday Parkways  – get your fish hat! 
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019
Northeast Portland

The last Sunday Parkways of the 2019 season. Walk, bike, or roll while you explore neighborhood greenways, listen to live music, and connect with your neighbors and favorite organizations, including Environmental Services. We will give out our popular free fish hats, so you can swim with the river of bikes. Free and open to all. 

Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival 
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
11 a.m.-dusk
Parkrose High School
12003 NE Shaver St. 

We will have a team at the Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival, which showcases Native American music, art, food, and performers.  Find out about fish in the Columbia Slough and how you can get grants from Environmental Services to fund your community projects. Environmental Services staff from the Columbia Watersheds Team, Neighborhood to the River, and the Community Watershed Stewardship Program will attend this free, all-ages, community-building event. See you there.

Salmon Celebration 
Oct. 6, 2019
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Johnson Creek Park
SE 21st Avenue and Clatsop Street

Photo: salmon bake

Environmental Services is proud to join Portland Parks & Recreation in sponsoring the 6th Annual Salmon Celebration. This event celebrates the seasonal return of salmon to northwest rivers and streams and Portland’s commitment to bringing salmon back to the city through restoration of our local rivers and streams.

This free, family-friendly event will take place along the banks of the restored Crystal Springs, home to coho and Chinook salmon.  Activities include a Native American blessing, a salmon bake demonstration, Native American games, crafts, inter-tribal activities and outdoor skills by Trackers NW. All are welcome!

No Ivy Day
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019
9 a.m. To noon
Multiple locations

Invasive plants are one of the biggest challenges to maintaining healthy natural areas - and ivy is one of the most challenging invasives in Portland. Luckily, ivy pulling is a great way to get out in nature, get exercise and see the immediate benefits of your work. Join hundreds of volunteers in the annual No Ivy Day, organized by our partners at Portland Parks & Recreation. 

Fix-it Fair
Nov. 23, 2019
Parkrose High School
12003 NE Shaver St.

Fix-it Fairs are free events hosted by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability where you can learn how to save money and get connected with resources.  Environmental Services staff will attend to share information about our incentive and grant programs.

In addition to these events, at any time of year you can find out more about Environmental Services’ stormwater projects and community-focused programs online.