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Washington Park Reservoir Improvements Project Update

The Portland Water Bureau and contractor Hoffman Construction Company have begun a capital improvement project to update the Washington Park reservoir site at 2403 SW Jefferson Street. The project complies with federal and state mandates, seismically strengthens key water infrastructure on Portland’s west side, and helps ensure a healthy, resilient, and secure water system. The project includes building a new 12.4 million gallon, seismically reinforced, below ground reservoir with a reflecting pool/water feature on top. The new reservoir will preserve the historic drinking water function provided by the original reservoirs and be engineered to withstand ongoing landslide encroachment and potentially catastrophic effects of […]

Off-road Cycling Master Pan

The Off-road Cycling Plan needs your input to help decide where to recommended future off-road cycling trails and bicycle parks. We want to hear from as many Portlanders as possible! ¿Son los parques para jugar con bicicletas para las familias? ¿Son los caminos naturales para caminar y andar en bicicleta? ¿En cuáles partes de su vecinario deben estar construidos? ¡La Cuidad de Portland lo quiere saber! COMMUNITY EVENTS Bring the family and join the fun! Borrow a bike or bring your own and try out the skills course. Share your ideas on opportunities in your neighborhood and ask questions about the plan. Enjoy free food […]

Forest Park Entrance & Nature Center

See your design ideas taking shape on the Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center. SATURDAY, APRIL 15 11 am – 1 pm St. Johns Community Center, Auditorium 8427 N. Central St., 97203 Questions? Contact Stefanus Gunawan, 503.823.5493 Information:  portlandoregon.gov/parks/forestparkenter RENEW Forest Park Making a comprehensive investment and leaving a legacy- now and for future generations. RESTORE (ecology) Habitat restoration and invasive species removal REBUILD (recreation) Repairs to trails, signage and bridges RECONNECT (access) Improving access to and education about the park To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities , the City of Portland will provide translation, reasonably […]

South Waterfront Design Survey

Portland Parks & Recreation South Waterfront Greenway – North Reach We Invite Your Comments on Three Preliminary Design Options Your feedback will help us develop a great plan for the next section of the South Waterfront Greenway. You can review the three preliminary design options and submit your comments using these links: Design Options – Comment Form Please submit your comments by February 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Three preliminary design options were presented at a Community Meeting on February 7, 2017, and are available for public review and comment until February 21, 2017. This project is designing the area along the […]

EPA Willamette River Final Clean-up Plan

Update from the below meeting Follow-Up from EPA Community Information Sessions for the Portland Harbor ROD:  EPA issued its Record of Decision (ROD) for cleanup of the Portland Harbor Superfund Site in January 2017 and presented four community information sessions in March 2017. If you were not able to make any of the information sessions in person, the slides and recording are online: Slides from EPA’s Presentation on the Portland Harbor Superfund Site Record of Decision:  https://semspub.epa.gov/work/10/100042471.pdf Video of EPA’s Presentation on the Portland on the Portland Harbor Superfund Site Record of Decision:  https://youtu.be/aXsAf-9Wpyc All are invited: EPA Record of […]

Metro Central Enhancement Grants

Do you have ideas about how to enhance your community? A Metro Central Enhancement grant could help make your vision a reality. Metro created these grants more than 20 years ago to enhance neighborhoods affected by the Metro Central transfer facility. They are designed to support residents within an area that stretches along the west side of the Willamette River from the Northwest District Neighborhood Association to Linnton, as well as an area around the St. Johns Bridge within North Portland’s Cathedral Park neighborhood. Timeline Applications are due 5:00 Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Proposals must be submitted via Zoom Grants. […]

Cleaner Air Oregon Webinar

On Tuesday, June 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Cleaner Air Oregon will hold an interactive webinar to discuss Washington and California’s industrial air toxics programs. The webinar invites the people of Oregon to learn about current industrial air toxics regulations in those states and how human health risk assessments in those states can inform a new regulatory approach in Oregon. All members of the community are invited and encouraged to join this conversation, ask questions and provide input about Cleaner Air Oregon, the new program to reform industrial air toxics regulations.   How to Participate The webinar will be held […]

Willamette Superfund EPA Plan Release

Portland Harbor Proposed Cleanup Plan and Public Comment Period The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking formal public comment on the Proposed Cleanup Plan for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site in Portland, Oregon from June 9, 2016 until August, 8, 2016. The Portland Harbor Superfund Site is located on the lower Willamette River approximately between the Broadway Bridge and Sauvie Island. This area is contaminated with many hazardous substances. The most widespread contaminants of human health significance are polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs-now banned) and dioxins/furans. The most widespread contaminants of ecological significance are PCBs, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), dioxins […]