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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Westmoreland Park gets a make over - April 1, 2013

This summer Portland Parks & Recreation is partnering with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Environmental Services and other partners to restore Westmoreland Park’s wetland area and Crystal Springs Creek.

 

The restoration will add 389 native trees, along with boardwalks and overlooks, paths, a picnic area, and more for everyone to enjoy.

 

These additions will be great for humans, but the goal of the project is for our underwater neighbors. The restoration will support the recovery of salmon and trout species, which have not had access to the stream since the 1970s.

 

PP&R is the only parks district in the entire nation to be certified as Salmon-Safe. When the restoration is complete, salmon will once again be able to pass through the cool, clear waters of Crystal Springs Creek.

 

To learn more about the project visit the PP&R website or call (503) 823-5300.