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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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News

Posted on: May 20, 2019

Central Eugene in Motion

Central Eugene in Motion

The Eugene Transportation System Plan 2035 (TSP) identifies projects and goals that help meet citywide objectives. These objectives include decreasing the burning of fossil fuels, increasing residential density and affordable housing opportunities, growin...

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Public Works Transportation
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Franklin Blvd Transformation Design Workshop #2

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The Franklin Blvd Transformation project is hosting its second design workshop late May.  The City will hold an Open House from 3:30-6:30pm on Wednesday, May 29th in the Romania Building (2020 Franklin Boulevard).  Stop by anytime!The fi...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Bike Friendly Business Breakfast

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Lane County is a great place to ride, and bicyclists who live or travel in the area appreciate businesses that make their ride a little smoother.  Oregon is the first state to recognize and promote businesses that offer services geared toward cyc...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

South Bank Path Closure

South Bank Closure

Starting in mid-June, construction crews will close portions of the South Bank Path for two years, between the Peter DeFazio (near the EWEB fountain) and Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer (formerly the Autzen Bridge) bridges.Crews will remove and replace the path ...

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Public Works Transportation
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Free Bike Share in May #RideWithUs

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In just one year, bike share has become an integral part of the City of Eugene’s transportation system and bike culture. Over 12,900 PeaceHealth Rides members have logged over 205,000 miles since the bike share program launched last April.

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