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Learn more about the lifecycle of our Biocycle Farm poplar trees and the renewable process that results in a sustainable resource for our community.

Check out this video to learn more about the MWMC’s efforts to protect the health of our community and the environment in a sustainable manner.

Watch to learn more about the MWMC and how we clean wastewater for the Eugene-Springfield area.

Request for Interest & Request for Quotation Now Available

The Request for Interest (RFI) and Request for Quotation (RFQ) related to the MWMC’s poplar harvest of 118 acres in 2021 are now available.

Through the Poplar Innovation RFI, the MWMC is seeking information from potential partners in poplar board use, biochar production and use, biomass use, wood products innovation, and architectural design. The MWMC will partner with selected respondents to this RFI to develop, advance, and innovate uses of Biocycle Farm poplar for local economic and social benefits. Additional information is available in the RFI on our Requests for Proposals page. The deadline to submit a response to the RFI is Friday, May 28 at 5 p.m. PDT.

Through the RFQ, the MWMC is seeking quotations for milled boards and milled slabs from owner-supplied poplar saw logs. Product specifications and additional information are included in the RFQ on our Invitation to Bid page. The deadline to submit a quote for this RFQ is Friday, April 23 at 3 p.m. PDT.

The MWMC received no bids in response to our Invitation to Bid (ITB) for Poplar Harvest Management Services that closed on Friday, April 16. Bid documents remain available for viewing on our Invitation to Bid page, and harvest services remain open for discussion with the MWMC. Please contact Environmental Services Supervisor Todd Miller at tmiller@springfield-or.gov or call 541.736.7137 to discuss opportunities.

The Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC) is preparing to harvest Management Unit 3 (MU3) on its Biocycle Farm in 2021. The Biocycle Farm is a 400-acre plantation of poplar trees on agricultural land in north Eugene.

The poplars grow rapidly by consuming nutrients in biosolids, making the Biocycle Farm a cost-effective method for recycling a byproduct of the wastewater treatment process. The trees are managed as an agricultural crop, with a growth period of up to 12 years, and then harvested and sold in the marketplace to offset operating costs for the farm, as well as provide a renewable resource for our community.

If you’re an architect, a builder, affiliated with a milling company, or anyone interested in quality wood, we want to hear from you! To learn more and to add your name to a list of potentially interested partners, email Todd Miller, City of Springfield Environmental Services Supervisor, at tmiller@springfield-or.gov.

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