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Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability invites community feedback on proposed code amendment to City’s Renewable Fuel Standard

Public comment will remain open through Monday, Oct. 3, 2022.

Updated News article


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.

News article


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


Construction and Maintenance

The overall project is still in the early investigation and evaluation phases. Engineering design work will begin in 2022 and will potentially be completed in the spring of 2024. Construction will begin sometime after the end of design.
Construction began in June 2022.
Construction has been postponed and is now scheduled to begin in Spring 2023 and take up to a year to complete.
Construction is anticipated to begin in Summer 2023 and will last a year.
Construction is anticipated to begin December 2022 and be completed by September 2023.

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Public hearing on final draft of rules to address enforcement of erosion control during construction activity - cancelled

The Bureau of Development Services planned to hold a public hearing by request only to discuss updates to a draft administrative rule to enforce the City of Portland's erosion control requirements. No written request for a hearing was received by the deadline.

10:00 am 10:30 am
Cancelled Public Hearing

Urban Forestry Commission Meeting

All monthly meetings of the Urban Forestry Commission are open to the public and community involvement is encouraged.

9:30 am 11:30 am
Meeting
Available Online

Arbor Day Crew Leader Training

Portland Arbor Day is right around the corner! Trained Crew Leaders are needed to support tree planting and care projects in the park.

12:00 pm 3:30 pm
Volunteer Event
Arbor Day 2022