For over 150
years, the Springfield Mill Race has been a part of Springfield's
heritage. This historic waterway flows from the Middle Fork of the
Willamette, near Clearwater Park, along the southern portions of
downtown Springfield, and rejoin the Willamette at Island Park.
After many years
of planning by the City & its community partners, the Corps
of Engineers will begin working to restore the Mill Race. This project,
scheduled to start in the summer of 2004, will result in a stable
water flow for salmon habitat, improved opportunities for education
& public access, and revitalization of downtown businesses.