runoff'S ARCHIVE

  • The Tualatin Soil and Conservation District has served the people of Washington County since 1955. The District is asking voters to approve a permanent tax levy to provide services needed to protect the water, soil, and other natural resources in Washington County. The resource needs of the region exceed the District’s ability to provide services. […]

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  • There are numerous environmental  benefits to trees in urban settings. These include the capture of carbon dioxide by trees, shading, and habitat for wildlife. Urban forests can also act as natural storm water management areas by filtering particulate matter (pollutants, some nutrients, and sediment), by absorption of water and by facilitating evapotranspiration to reduce runoff. […]

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  • The City of Beaverton is in the process of master planning Cooper Mountain for suburban development. This 2,290 acre area at the southwestern edge of Beaverton consists of hills, farms, forests, and creeks that flow into the Tualatin River. This planning process provides a unique opportunity to “design with nature”, so that people and the […]

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