Stephens Creek Stewards

Stephens Creek Stewards formed in 2008 to address water quality and wildlife habitat challenges to Stephens Creek, from its headwaters near Hillsdale and Multnomah Village to its confluence with the Willamette.

Current Events


Texas Street Wetland Work Party, Aug. 27, 2011

Texas Street work party 8/27

Help restore the wetland at the headwaters of Stephens Creek! We will be removing purple loosestrife and other invasive plants from SW Texas & 26th on Saturday, August 27 from 9am to 11:30, followed by a potluck/social after. For more info, contact Rick Meigs.

Stephens Creek Nature Park Planting

Stephens Creek MLK Day planting 2011

On January 15, 2011, Hillsdale neighbors held a planting event with Portland Parks staff at Stephens Creek Nature Park, in honor of MLK Day. 16 people put 340 plants in the ground near the SW Capitol Hill Road trailhead to the Nature Park, to reduce erosion and improve wildlife habitat. For more information about stewardship opportunities at Stephens Creek Nature Park, visit Portland Parks & Recreation.

Get out & Explore your Watershed!

Stephens Creek Watershed Walk Sunday, Sept. 27th 1-4pm This walk will cover the lower half of the Stephens Creek watershed. Meet at Capitol Hill Elementary School (SW 19th & Spring Garden) at 1pm. We will look at the stormwater project at the school, then walk through Burlingame Park, down to the outfall of the I-5 culvert, through the Burlingame Sewer project on the main stem of Stephens Creek, and finish our tour at the Confluence, where Stephens Creek flows into the Willamette River. If you need to join the tour late, please call 503-314-2931.

BES Seeks Feedback on Improvement Strategies

The Bureau of Environmental Services is reaching out to the southwest Portland community to get feedback on its Willamette Subwatershed Improvement Strategies. For the last several years, the agency has looked at the four subwatersheds in SW Portland (including Stephens Creek) to see what can be done to enhance water quality and watershed health. Take a look at the report and find out how you can participate here.

Stephens Creek Stewards meeting

Thursday, April 16th 7pm Greater Portland Bible Church Columbia Room Church building is located at 2374 SW Vermont Street (97219), behind the Shadow Hills Apartment complex. When you see the Greater Portland Bible Church sign on Vermont, turn in the driveway and follow it all the way through the apartment complex and you will find the church buildings. Main entrance is on the southeast corner of the main building. Map below:

Texas Green Street

Texas Green Street

Our March meeting was a tour of the Texas Green Street led by Rick Meigs. For background and history of the Texas Green Street project, click here.