GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
National studies indicate that driver distraction is the biggest factor in work zone collisions along with excessive vehicle speed. And 40 percent of work zone collisions occur in the transition area just prior to the work zone.
The Portland Water Bureau asks motorists and bicyclists to keep in mind the following safety tips when observing bright orange signs, cones, barricades, utility workers, and traffic flaggers:
Please help keep you, other drivers, and utility workers protected by slowing down for work zone safety.
Be sure to mark your calendars and stop by these fun weekend events:
Saturday, May 9
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Great music and festivities celebrating the St. John’s neighborhood.
Sunday, May 10
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join thousands of bikers, walkers, runners, kids, and adults as they take over city streets in East Portland.
When attending these events, don’t forget to stop and visit the "Your Sustainable City" booth, staffed by City of Portland employees hailing from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and the Portland Water Bureau. Other bureaus in the partnership include Bureau of Development Services, Auditor’s Office, OMF/Purchasing, Portland Bureau of Transportation, and Emergency Management.
At the booth, you will find information on multiple sustainability-focused programs the city offers to citizens, including transportation alternatives, water efficiency, recycling, green building, community engagement, and more!
These fun events present a great way to connect with the community and share water knowledge with the public. We hope to see you there!
Volunteers are encouraged to wear long thick pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and sturdy shoes. Bring a backpack, water bottle, rain gear, and sunhat. Instruction, tools, gloves, and small treats will be provided.
Meet at the SE Ellis Street and SE 145th Avenue. Recommended parking is on SE Ellis Street.
Please be aware that a major construction project is under completion within the Powell Butte Nature Park. Volunteers are reminded to keep out of fenced hazardous construction areas and to stay on open designated park trails during the restoration event.
Volunteers are asked to RSVP online to Hands On Portland.
Members of the public are welcome to attend; no testimony will be accepted. During the hearing, Council is scheduled to deliberate and, if they are ready, take a tentative vote. They would direct that written findings be brought back to them at a specified future date for Council adoption. That would be their final decision.
For additional information on the Type IV LUR application and process, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/water/wpreservoirs/LUR.
During a typical field trip, students test turbidity, learn how the forest protects the water, and tour the inside of Dam 1. Enjoy these highlights from thank you notes students sent after the fall 2014 field trip season!
It must have been raining while they were conducting turbidity tests—very common in the Bull Run.
This student felt compelled to write a thank you note after hearing all the cool stuff s/he missed.
Once is not enough for Jack!
To learn more about Bull Run Watershed tours and field trips, visit the Water Bureau's Water Resources Education webpage.