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Presentation: Stormwater Management and Habitat Enhancement Projects in the Watershed

Presentation: Stormwater Management and Habitat Enhancement Projects in the Watershed

Thursday July 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Presenter:Jennifer Devlin, Watersheds Coordinator, Bureau of Environmental Services

Presentation Topic: Portland is known for the rain—we receive 37 inches of rain in an average year. In a natural environment, soil and plants would absorb most of that. But in the city, streets, buildings and parking lots cover the ground. Rain washes over these hard surfaces and becomes stormwater. Stormwater runoff carries dirt, oil and other pollutants to rivers and streams. It can also cause erosion and flooding that harm properties and wildlife habitat. How do these affect the watershed’s health? Learn about the city’s stormwater system and how it works to reduce stormwater pollution, promote private stormwater management and protect our rivers, streams and groundwater. Additional information on wetland enhancement projects will be shared.

Registration:

If you would like to attend this presentation, please email Karen Carrillo at karen.carrillo@columbiaslough.org or call 503-281-1132. Space is limited.

Event Details

Location

Central Northeast Neighbors Coalition
4415 NE 87th Ave.
Portland OR 97220