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Help keep Portland's storm drains clear this Fall - November 5, 2013

Autumn rain has arrived in Portland – and it looks like it’s sticking around.

 

Our urban canopy provides many benefits, including the beautiful fall colors painting the city’s landscape. Trees also help keep stormwater and pollution out of our sewer system, streams, and rivers, and they cut down on our energy costs.

But falling leaves can clog up storm drains – and flood local streets. With Fall in full gear, we need your help keeping storm drains clear!

Visit the Bureau of Transportation website to learn about keeping storm drains clear in your neighborhood, and to see if you are in a "Leaf Zone."