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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Portland’s green infrastructure

January 15, 2015

Green Innovations from PortlandBES on Vimeo.

The Bureau of Environmental Services produced a wonderful video about Portland’s innovative green infrastructure. 

The video features many projects funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The EPA provides grants to public and private projects throughout Portland.  Between 2002 and 2014, the EPA awarded Portland $3.4 million in grants!

Portland’s green infrastructure projects demonstrate sustainable, low-impact stormwater management.  It includes green street planters, rain gardens, vegetated swales, ecoroofs, and more!

Green infrastructure helps manage stormwater runoff.  That protects rivers and streams, replenishes groundwater, and keeps our watersheds healthy. 

Check out the Bureau of Environmental Services’ website to learn more.