Multnomah County is working collaboratively with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Metro, City of Troutdale, and the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council to replace a culvert on Beaver Creek where it crosses Stark Street in Gresham.
This replacement is scheduled to happen during the summer and early fall of 2016 and benefit native by allowing passage to spawning and rearing habitat upstream from this crossing. Additional project coordination considers fish passage along the entire stream of Beaver Creek, and a culvert retrofit at Troutdale Road and replacement at Cochran Road will allow access to cooler water upstream from this project area.
Localized closures of Stark Street will also impact traffic in the area for about 3 months during culvert construction. For more details about the project design and construction, visit Multnomah County’s website. Those who live, work, or attend school in the area are encouraged to provide feedback or ask questions prior to construction through the message form on the website.
For questions on SRBWC’s role in this project or other restoration opportunities on Beaver Creek, contact Jesse.