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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Stormwater News Connects with Canine Community

An article about doggy droppings in rain gardens flagged the health and environmental concerns of pet waste. A sidebar with information about the Canine for Clean Water program created an unexpected positive response from readers. To date, 45 dog owners s...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Western Pond Turtles Successfully Hatch

With a grant awarded to Parks and Open Space (POS) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, staff have been working hard to protect nests of Western pond turtles from predators and improve habitat for juvenile turtles. The hard work paid off when staff...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Mother Nature Tests Public Works' Water Systems

April showered us with a lot of rain—nearly a record amount for the month—but Eugene’s storm and sanitary conveyance systems were up to the task. Storms in the first half of the month dropped more than seven inches of rain, including 2.34 inches on Sunday...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Increased Digestion Capacity

In late 2014, design for increasing the treatment plant’s digestion capacity began. Digesters receive organic waste to then be reduced and stabilized, while generating a biogas that is recovered for beneficial use as heat and power generation. T...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 16, 2019

AmeriCorps Volunteers Lend a Hand

We welcomed this year’s group of AmeriCorps NCCC volunteers just in time to help respond to Eugene’s snow storm, and now we are saying goodbye. 

They hit the ground running by clearing downtown sidewalks and pedestrian bridges ...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Collaborative Clean-up Continues

Parks and Open Space (POS) and Maintenance (PWM) completed an impressive 2,150 hazard tree and debris work orders in the first 30 days of the storm recovery. That number represents a massive amount of collaborative work done by these divisions. 

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Public Works
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Equipment School and Roadeo Challenges Drivers

A quick round of applause is in store for Kris Leonard of Public Works Maintenance for coming in 3rd place overall at the recent American Public Works Association (APWA) Extended Short School Equipment Roadeo. The event was held in March at the Valley Riv...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 29, 2018

United Airlines adding Chicago Service in June

Officials with United Airlines have announced new air service between Eugene and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). 

The once-daily service will feature two-class service on a regional jet, with the first flight from Eugene on June 6, 201...

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