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CAG Meeting May 22, 2022 Notes

CAG General Meeting May 11, 2022 CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor John Marshall   Portland Harbor CAG YouTube page. “Subscribe here” and at the bottom of the email. Now you have access to our monthly virtual meetings, forums, and...

CAG General Meeting April 13, 2022

CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor John Marshall   Scott Burr, Tech Advisor Caleb Shaffer, EPA Laura Knudson, EPA   Number of Participants: 39 This meeting is recorded.   Portland Harbor CAG YouTube page. “Subscribe...

Willamette Week: We Asked Metro Council President Lynn Peterson Why the Toxic Soil of a North Portland Beach Hasn’t Been Removed

Willamette Week By Aaron Mesh April 10, 2022 at 10:59 pm PDT For more than a year, environmental advocates have wondered why regional government Metro is still letting dioxins, PCBs, heavy metals and other toxic chemicals stain what could be Portland’s next riverside...

Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group Letter of Concern to the Portland Harbor Trustee Council

 PDF Version of this letter April 6, 2022Julie WeisPortland Harbor Trustee Council ChairHaglund Kelly LLP2177 SW BroadwayPortland, Oregon 97201 Dear Ms. Weis,Over the past few months, the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group (PHCAG) raisedconcerns and questions...

BRAIDED RIVER: Lower Willamette Speaks

BRAIDED RIVER: Lower Willamette Speaks, an exhibition by the Braided River Campaign opens March 28t at the Alexander Gallery, Clackamas Community College Oregon City Campus.   In their first exhibition, the Braided River Exhibition weaves a Story of Displacement and...

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About the Portland Harbor Cleanup Site

The Portland Harbor Site spans 10 miles of the Lower Willamette River. The river sediments, surface water, and the fish that reside in the harbor have high levels of PCBs, PAHs, dioxins/furans, DDT and other pesticides which present an unacceptable risk to people’s health, especially subsistence and tribal fishers, and to the environment.

Under EPA cleanup plan, contaminated sediments at the site will be addressed through dredging, capping, enhanced natural recovery, and monitored natural recovery. Approximately 394 acres of sediment, out of 2,190 total acres in the site, will be actively remediated with dredging and capping, including removal of over three million cubic yards of contaminated sediments. Approximately 1,774 acres of the site with lower contaminant levels are expected to recover naturally over time.

Active cleanup construction work is expected to take about 13 years and cost $1 billion. Following the active cleanup construction phase, EPA expects a 100-fold reduction in contamination-related cancer and other serious risks. The river’s natural recovery process will further reduce these risks.

CAG Meeting May 22, 2022 Notes

CAG General Meeting May 11, 2022 CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor John Marshall   Portland Harbor CAG YouTube page. “Subscribe here” and at the bottom of the email. Now you have access to our monthly virtual meetings, forums, and...

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CAG General Meeting April 13, 2022

CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor John Marshall   Scott Burr, Tech Advisor Caleb Shaffer, EPA Laura Knudson, EPA   Number of Participants: 39 This meeting is recorded.   Portland Harbor CAG YouTube page. “Subscribe...

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BRAIDED RIVER: Lower Willamette Speaks

BRAIDED RIVER: Lower Willamette Speaks

BRAIDED RIVER: Lower Willamette Speaks, an exhibition by the Braided River Campaign opens March 28t at the Alexander Gallery, Clackamas Community College Oregon City Campus.   In their first exhibition, the Braided River Exhibition weaves a Story of Displacement and...

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Wednesday, March 9 Virtual Portland Harbor Collaborative (5-7pm Pacific)

How do I Join the Online-Only Event? Please enter the virtual room at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88459258238

If prompted, please enter Meeting ID 884 5925 8238
If clicking the link above does not work or you have any audio issues, please feel free to join the meeting on the phone by using the following information:
Call Number: 253-215-8782 | Code: 884 5925 8238
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CAG General Meeting February 9, 2022

https://youtu.be/nEYUnLwrMQw CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair (absent) Doug Larson Sarah Taylor John Marshall Scott Burr, Tech Advisor Caleb Shaffer, EPA Laura Knudson, EPA Number of Participants: 31 This meeting is recorded. Portland Harbor CAG YouTube...

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Eathquake, oil spill would unleash havoc

As reported in The Oregonian, a new report confirms what local residents have been warning about for decades. https://enewspo.oregonlive.com/data/13373/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/13373/pub/23967/page/1/alb/728446

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CAG General Meeting January 12, 2021

John Marshall presented about the transparency, accountability, and verifiability of mitigation bank credit-debit and performance standard data records for the Portland Harbor mitigation banks.
Susan Bladholm is a transportation enthusiast and is a life-long Portlander who would like to foster a greater appreciation for the value of our riverways. Susan gave us an update on the pilot program for Frog Ferry on in 2022.

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Virtual CAG Meeting January 12

Please Join Our Virtual CAG Meeting. Wednesday, January 12, 2022 At 6:30 p.m. Pacific Click Here For The Zoom Link  Happy New Year everyone…2022 is here and we are starting the year off with intention to live more sustainably and in harmony with our rivers. How do we...

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