From its headwatersHeadwater The origin of a stream, creek, or river. in the Tualatin Mountains, Fanno Creek flows 15 miles through parts of Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, and Durham before joining the Tualatin River. This urban creek provides important habitat for fish and wildlife but has become degraded as impervious surfacesImpervious Surfaces Surfaces that water can’t pass through. and invasive plants have replaced native plants.
This project aims to enhance wildlife habitat by replanting native trees and shrubs. Once established, these plants will help reduce flooding by slowing runoff before it reaches the creek.
Project size: (as of June 2023)
- 2.75 acres being restored
- 39 neighbors enrolled