Category Archives: Water Quality
Check out the feature article in Wines and Vines on our Recycling Tunnel Retrofit Incentive Program!
I would like to thank the Sunrise Rotary Club members, Chemekata students and local community members that participated in our Cozine creek project work party behind the McMinnville police department on November 17th. Over 20 people attended on a pretty gloomy Saturday morning to plant over 200 trees and shrubs along the riparian area. A big thank you for their hard work; we couldn’t have done it without you!
The district is working with George Fox to do some work on campus in order to improve how storm water makes its way to Hess Creek. The district helped George Fox by helping them apply for an OWEB small grant, which is to work on watershed improvement projects.
This project is installing what we are calling “biofalls” to the area where the outlet pipe from Fulton St parking lot drains into Hess Creek. Now the outlet pipes have about a 10 foot drop which is causing massive erosion problems.
The installation of the biofalls will regrade the area to eliminate the drop from the pipe, add rocks to reduce velocity of the water coming from the pipe and create pools to allow for the storm water to settle before entering Hess Creek.
Construction will begin in the next week or two and the end product should look like this..
Look for an update in the next few weeks!