CAG General Meeting May 11, 2022

CAG Board Members

Michael Pouncil, Chair

Doug Larson

Sarah Taylor

John Marshall


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Sarah Taylor: Land Acknowledgement (summary): The Portland Metro area rests on traditional Native sites. We thank the original caretakers of this land, acknowledge the systemic racism involved in the cleanup of the Willamette River. Tribes will heal only when we understand the harms done and we promise to continue to learn and to honor, respect and take care of this watershed, all that it offers to all living beings.


In-Person Walking Tour Meeting

Started at the fishing dock at Cathedral Park, next to

the Willamette River.
We reintroduced community members to the changes that are happening on the river, Cathedral Park, and the general area with development, and the Willamette River/Superfund clean-up. This is our first and only in person gathering – any future (virtual or in person) meetings will always be found in an announcement from the CAG or EPA.  All monthly meetings throughout the summer months (June, July, and August) are scheduled to be virtual Zoom meeting.


We proceeded past the Water Pollution Lab riparian area, viewed and discussed new residential construction, got an understanding on Cathedral Park soil-testing and the park’s future and ended at Green Anchor’s inspirational garden and beehives, river restoration and heard more about this manufacturing community-based work environment. 
The tour lasted approximately 2 hrs.  


Guest Speakers:

Sarah Taylor, Doug Larson, Michael Pouncil of PHCAG, Matt Stein, Tim Wessels and Melanie Berry of Green Anchors

***News on the River***

·         Tuesday, May 17 @ 5:30-7pm | 

·         May Cathedral Park Project Area Virtual Working Group 
Meeting Zoom Link:
 Meeting ID 949 4432 3445
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Call Number: 253-215-8782 | Code:  949 4432 3445#
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Having problems signing in? Please contact Lucila Gambino at 786-246-0637

·         The BRC/PHCAG (Portland Harbor Community Advocacy Group) leads tours for school groups and community members. Each month we feature a tour but are always happy to lead group tours for those who want them.  We can tailor the tour to your interests.  Past tours include the CEI Hub, Guild’s Lake, LInnton, The University of Portland Bluffs, Cathedral Park and Green Anchors.  Our topics include Environmental Justice, the superfund, history, ecology and the Critical Energy Infrastructure Hub.  This summer we will work with BEAM (Black Educational Achievement Movement) to lead tours for youth groups. Contact us if you are interested in a tour that connects river, land, story, place, memory, present and future.  Sarah Taylor- (503) 805-4680


    ***Upcoming Events***

·         BRAIDED RIVER: Lower Willamette Speaks
Portland Public School Administrative Building: Blanchard Education Service Center (BESC)
501 North Dixon Street, Portland, OR 97227
Exhibition Runs: May 9, 2022-June 9, 2022, Mon – Fri 9am-5pm
Opening Teacher’s Reception: May 26, 2022, 4pm-6:30pm.


Contact: Michael Pouncil at 503.705.7224,

Portland Harbor CAG
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Our mailing address is: 

Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group

8316 N. Lombard St., PMB #344

Portland, OR  97203


Notes taken by Jane Terzis