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Big Pipe system prevented multiple overflows to the Willamette River, follow online tracker for updates during remainder of storm 

Follow the Big Pipe Tracker to see how the system prevents combined sewer overflows to the Willamette River, and be the first to know if a rare overflow occurs.


American Public Works Association Awards SW Capitol Hwy: Multnomah Village to West Portland Project

On October 19, the Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) awarded the 2023 Project of the Year Award in the category of Environmental, $25 Million to Less Than $75 Million Division to the City of Portland for the SW Capitol Highway: Multnomah Village to West Portland Project.

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Traffic Advisory Update: SE Yamhill Street reopens after sinkhole repair between 74th and 76th avenues 

Emergency repair work concluded on SE Yamhill Street after a sinkhole opened up this spring, revealing an extensive underground cavity. Crews reinforced a century-old sewer pipe with a new plastic liner, made additional repairs, and filled the cavity in stages to ensure stability.

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Advisory: Partially treated sewage enters Willamette River near Lake Oswego’s Foothills Park due to equipment malfunction during maintenance

An equipment malfunction during scheduled maintenance at a City of Portland wastewater plant led to a discharge of partially treated wastewater to the Willamette River near Lake Oswego’s Foothills Park.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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