The History of the Willamette River

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The Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group meets next week.  The topic is The History of the Willamette River .

Historian Chet Orloff will discuss the history of the Willamette River and its role in the economic development of Portland from prehistoric times to today.  He will talk about the exploration of the river, its importance in supporting Portland's early growth, and the significant activities and events that the river has endured over the past century and a half.

Chet Orloff is director emeritus of the Oregon Historical Society, director of the Pamplin Institute and Museum and an adjunct professor of urban studies and planning at Portland State University. He practices history with numerous public and private agencies and firms throughout the Pacific Northwest and helped initiate the nation's Lewis and Clark Bicentennial efforts. Orloff also serves on numerous local, state and national committees and commissions relating to history, planning and urban design.

Date:   Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Time:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location:  BES Water Pollution Control Lab, located under the St. Johns bridge - 6543 N. Burlington Avenue, Portland

The monthly meetings of the Portland Harbor CAG are open to everyone.  I hope to see you there!

Mark your calendar for the annual progress report from EPA and the Lower Willamette Group on the Portland Harbor Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study at the December 10 CAG meeting.