The Portland Water Bureau provides around 50 tours a year of the Bull Run Watershed. From kindergarteners to retirees, people are able to see first-hand the visionary water system that provides Portlanders with the best water in the country.
PWB often receives thank you notes from tour goers expressing their gratitude for the tour, and awe for our wonderful Bull Run.
A local student shared her perspective:
Thank you so much for showing me around Bull Run. I loved testing the water for how clean or dirty it was. Thank you Tim, for hiking 516 stairs three times to show us the dam. I also like going on that hike and seeing that big Douglass Fir tree.
Thank you for giving me this experience. My favorite part about this trip was Bull Run. It was really an honor going there. It helped me appreciate that we get clean fresh water in an instant while kids in other countries have to spend their whole lives searching for clean enough water that won’t kill them. So thank you so much for giving me this wonderful experience.
Special thanks to Environmental Program Manager Briggy Thomas and the rest of the tour team for engaging thousands of Portlanders on these Bull Run tours. You truly are our “Bull Run Watershed Ambassadors.”