Good science drives good policy.
The Bureau of Environmental Services has a new tool to help guide the next chapter in our story: Watershed Report Cards.
Healthy watersheds protect public health, make our community more livable, and support native fish and wildlife.
The Report Cards are a grading system to track Portland’s watershed health. Each watershed is assigned A-F letter grades for temperature, mineral content, wildlife numbers, tree canopy, and more!
Not only will the City be better able to identify problem areas, but Portlanders will also get a bigger picture of our overall environmental health – and how they can get involved in keeping Portland green.
We’ll grade watersheds across our community – in the Willamette, Willamette Tributaries, Fanno Creek, Tryon Creek, Columbia Slough, and Johnson Creek.
Check out BES' website for more information.
Andre Theen in The Oregonian