Most City of Portland offices will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.
Public Comments Requested: Environmental Services Proposes Sale of Industrial Property and Boat Ramp at 3737 N Emerson
Environmental Services is seeking public comments on a potential property sale. The industrial property and the adjacent boat ramp at 3737 N Emerson are no longer needed for bureau or City operations and have been declared excess.
Thousands entered, 25 won: Tours of the City’s Main Wastewater Treatment Plant Gave Portlanders a Behind-the-Scenes Look of Public Works
A new approach to conservation: ‘Indigenize’ not ‘decolonize’
Serina Fast Horse began working with the City of Portland as an intern with Environmental Services’ Community Watershed Stewardship Program. Now she is advising Environmental Services and other government agencies on ways to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into environmental restoration.
Metro and City of Portland partner on land acquisition to protect salmon corridor in Southeast Portland
Environmental Services and community partners continue to restore and care for Crystal Springs Creek so that its cool clear waters support salmon and other wildlife. A new parcel acquired with help from Metro fills an important gap.
RiverViews, Winter 2023
RiverViews is a newsletter from the Bureau of Environmental Services — your sewer and stormwater services provider.
CSO Advisory: Heavy rains lead to a combined sewer overflow to the Willamette River
Updated Press release
Rainy season on the Willamette: Big Pipe Tracker shows in real-time how river stays sewage-free
As the rainy season begins (finally!), check the Big Pipe Tracker to find out how full the Big Pipe system is as it protects the Willamette River from combined sewer overflows.
Provide your ideas on final draft of rules to address enforcement of erosion control during construction activity
The City of Portland is adopting a new Erosion and Sediment Control Enforcement Administrative Rule to accompany the adoption of the new Erosion and Sediment Control Manual and is requesting public comment on the proposed final draft of the rule.
Updated Public notice
Environmental Services finds and stops source of white substance in Fanno Creek
When Fanno Creek in SW Portland mysteriously turned white, Environmental Services investigated, finding and stopping the pollutant.
Provide your ideas on final draft of rules to improve erosion control during construction activity
The City of Portland is updating its Erosion and Sediment Control Manual and is requesting public comment on the proposed final draft of the Manual.
Updated Public notice
The City of Portland seeks public comments on Draft Stormwater Management Plan and Monitoring Plan
The City of Portland is updating the Stormwater Water Management Plan and Monitoring Plan. The public commented on the plans before submission to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for approval. The comment period was open from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30, 2022.