Reed College Canyon

Canyon Restoration Photo Albums:
Crystal Springs Headwaters Fish Passage and Restoration Project

Summer 2010

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The site before renovoation begins.

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28th Avenue road deconstruction. Preparation for the new culvert begins.

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Old culvert removal. Workers divert the water in preparation for removing the old culvert pipe.

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Culvert project. The new culvert, replacing the two-foot diameter culvert, will improve fish passage.

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Logs were imported to create resting pools for spawning salmon.

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The creek rechannelled. Here the imported logs create natural resting spots for spawning salmon and other species.

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The creek rechannelled. Here the imported logs create new spawning and rearing grounds for salmon and other fish species.

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The creek rechannelled. A slow moving portion of the creek.

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The creek being temporarily diverted

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Clean-up of canyon debris. Debris, including an old tire, concrete, and old pipe, are removed from the creek.

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Clean-up of canyon debris. The objectives for the project are to improve habitat for birds, animals, and aquatic species

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The creek rechannelled. Invasive plants were removed, and a riparian edge was reestablished; native plant species were reintroduced.

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The view of the restoration from the east.

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Read more about the restoration or view a video of the dedication ceremony on the canyon vidoes page.

View a documenary video that explores the history, ecology, community and educational opportunities of Crystal Springs as it flows to Johnson Creek and out to the sea. Produced by PSU Neighborhood & Watershed Capstone students with assistance from Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services and award-winning film production company Black Dog Art Ensemeble.

View news coverage of the project.