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Culvert Replacement at SW 45th Avenue and Fanno Creek Project Update: Trees to be Removed

Culvert Replacement at SW 45th Avenue and Fanno Creek Project Update:

Trees to be Removed

February 2, 2017

Environmental Services will be constructing a project to replace an aging culvert on Fanno Creek at SW 45th Avenue. The new larger culvert will improve stream flow and allow fish to pass through. Two green street planters will also be constructed along SW 45th to capture and filter stormwater runoff before it flows into Fanno Creek. The restoration work and fish passage will continue Environmental Services efforts to improve conditions in Fanno Creek.

Go here to see project area map.


In preparation for construction this summer, Crews will begin clearing shrubs and removing

17 trees within the project area. The trees and shrubs will be removed prior to April 15th in order to reduce the likelihood of disturbing any birds from nesting in the construction area. The project area will be replanted with native trees and shrubs after construction. The trees vary in size, species and condition.


Go to To receive email updates for the project, send an email to with “SW 45th” in the subject line.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries. As always, we will strive to provide a quick response to your concerns, and open and honest communication with you throughout the project.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW Fifth Ave Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831


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Stormwater runoff can impact water quality in rivers and streams. Natural resources, like urban streams, forests, and wetlands manage stormwater naturally to protect water quality, public health, and the environment. Green infrastructure reduces flooding and erosion, provides cool, clean water to our rivers and streams, and adds wildlife habitat and urban green space for healthier watersheds. Learn more at

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