Up Fanno Creek - Beaverton, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dkestrel
N 45° 27.992 W 122° 47.482
10T E 516309 N 5034799
Quick Description: Up Fanno Creek chronicles the life and near-death of a small, urban stream in Portland, Oregon.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 11/25/2013 3:19:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMJJNQ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Bryan
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Long Description:
“Drano Creek,”nearby neighbors once called it, and on hot summer days in the late 1960s you could sometimes smell it before you could see it. The once flourishing waterway was so filled with sewage, agricultural waste, and industrial pollutants that it was on the verge of extinction. It also posed a health risk so serious that it helped shut down all residential and commercial development in its area for almost a year. Like other urban streams around the country, Fanno Creek was temporarily saved from almost certain destruction by the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972. Thanks to that law and the efforts of a growing army of wetland advocates, the creek has recovered significantly from the abuses of more than a century of mostly unchecked or poorly regulated land-use practices. Point-source pollution, once thought to pose the greatest threat to the creek’s biological survival, is now largely under control. But the long term outlook for Fanno Creek’s existence is anything but rosy, as Eric Lindstrom quickly learned when he set out to discover his personal Watershed Address. Up Fanno Creek tells his story as well, and in the process shows what it means to become a wetlands advocate—accidentally or not.

The given coordinates are for Fanno St. One access point for the Fanno Creek Trail which extends 13 miles along the creek from the City of Tualatin to the City of Portland. Check it out for yourself.
ISBN Number: 9780988188402

Author(s): Eric L. Lindstrom

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