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Art to raise awareness of water issues

Art to raise awareness of water issues

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Artists may submit work until March 15 for the Recycled Rain Project, which is dedicated to raising awareness of local and international water-related issues.

A jury of artists will select those who will be asked to create new work using recycled rainwater, said Sara Sjol, founder and Recycled Rainer. An exhibit of these works is scheduled to open at 6 p.m. May … More

Bureau seeks proposals for healthy watersheds

Bureau seeks proposals for healthy watersheds

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

A city bureau is looking for community based projects that would improve Portland’s watershed and benefit neighborhoods. The Bureau of Environmental Services has grants of up to $10,000 for selected proposals.

The bureau has set a deadline of 4 p.m. February 14 for community groups to submit a one-page, pre-application form for the Community Watershed Stewardship Program, said Linc Mann, bureau spokesman. … More

City’s stormwater handbook updated for developers and property owners

City’s stormwater handbook updated for developers and property owners

By Phill Colombo
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Bringing written material in line with recently approved regulations, the City of Portland published an updated version of its Stormwater Management Manual. The publication explains for developers and property owners how to reduce the impact of storm water runoff on sewers, groundwater, rivers and streams by detailing requirements for development, redevelopment and improvement projects on public and private property and in the public right-of-way.

Developers can … More

Green Street stewards help solve stormwater problems in

Green Street stewards help solve stormwater problems in

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

David Delk is a volunteer for a city program that controls stormwater, provides attractive streetscapes and adds natural habitat for some creatures.

Best of all, Delk said, his basement no longer floods.

He is one of about 60 Green Street Stewards who watch over small “rain gardens” being installed along city curbs to handle run-off from rain storms.

The city is seeking … More