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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Celebrating the Foster Floodplain Natural Area - November 25, 2013

 

In April, Nick was honored to join with the community to celebrate the completion of the Foster Floodplain Natural Area.

 

The City's Bureau of Environmental Services and Portland Parks & Recreation were proud to partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, the Lents neighborhood, and other local community groups to restore the Foster Floodplain Natural Area.

 

The goal was to reduce effects from regular flooding along Johnson Creek, improve the creek’s water quality, and enhance fish and wildlife habitat.

 

This is one of the many ways we are using cost-effective natural solutions to manage stormwater. The additional community dividend: a treasured place for East Portland families to relax, walk the trail, and watch wildlife.

 

We hope you will take a moment to watch the video commemorating the event, and learn more about how this project is already reducing flooding and bringing salmon back to Lents.