City Council Approves $100,000 in Environmental Services grants to community groups for watershed restoration
Environmental Services’ Community Watershed Stewardship Program has provided grants to community groups for 27 years. Council now approved this year’s funding for natural area plantings and other initiatives that restore watershed health and cultivate community stewardship.
Environmental Services requests public comment on proposed changes to ENB-4.30 – Title 10 Discharge Enforcement Program
Environmental Services is proposing changes to ENB-4.30 – Bureau of Environmental Services Title 10 Discharge Enforcement Program Administrative Rules. The public can submit comments on the proposed revisions beginning August 16.
Environmental Services is moving forward with proposed changes to ENB-4.07 regarding the criteria the bureau will apply when evaluating route of service
Environmental Services proposes revisions to ENB-4.07 to remove obsolete policies and provide guidance and clarity on the decision-making criteria it will apply when evaluating route of service options for properties connecting to the public sewer system. The public comment period is now closed.
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Want to swim, boat, play in the Willamette River? Water quality is good for recreation. A decade of data show low bacteria levels in the Willamette River - well within DEQ guidelines for water recreation. Find out weekly test results all summer long.
Commissioner Mapps lauds EPA award of $500,000 brownfield grant to Portland; helps turn vacant properties into affordable housing, other productive uses
A federal EPA grant will help the City continue its brownfields program to assess environmental contamination on unused properties where contamination has been a concern, and prepare them for redevelopment and a return to a productive community asset
CANCELLED Advisory: Environmental Services responding to sewage seeping along ground to Willamette River in Dunthorpe neighborhood
This incident is resolved. Environmental Services’ investigation determined that no sewage release occurred. The one-time test that showed a high bacteria level was due to bacteria in the environment, likely from birds, dogs, racoons, or other sources.
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Work Zone Ahead: As construction seasons kicks into high gear, City of Portland urges travelers to use caution to save lives and prevent injuries to essential workers
A message about work zone safety from Portland's Water, Transportation and Environmental Services Bureaus.
Environmental Services, which maintains and restores the health of Portland's watersheds, is no stranger to catching unique wildlife on its trail cameras. Beavers, otters, and minks are some of the common mammals caught on camera, but last month, something new was caught on camera – a Sasquatch.
News Release: Macleay Trail to reopen as Environmental Services nears completion of Balch Creek Trash Rack Replacement Project
The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) announces the reopening of Forest Park’s Lower Macleay Trail at the start of April 2022. This important and popular trail connects Macleay Park to the Wildwood Trail in Portland’s Forest Park and was temporarily closed for a BES project.
Environmental Services is moving forward with changes to ENB-4.28 regarding the bureau's financial assistance loan programs
Environmental Services proposes revisions to ENB-4.28 Administrative Rules for Financial Assistance Loan programs, including the income-qualified Safety Net program, to support required connections to the sanitary sewer system and work on private property. The public comment period is now closed.
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Portland Harbor Community Involvement Grant Recipients Will Support Engagement Efforts Led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
The City's Portland Harbor Community Involvement Grant Program announces this year's grant recipients. Learn more about the recipients and their visions for supporting community involvement in the Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup.
The City Council will receive updates from development review bureaus on efforts to improve permitting services and discuss proposed updates to city policies.