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Portland Harbor CAG Meeting. Wednesday, July 13, 2022 At 6:30 p.m. Pacific

 Please Join OurPortland Harbor CAG Meeting.Wednesday, July 13, 2022 At 6:30 p.m. PacificClick Here For The Zoom Link  Hello Everyone, Please join us for our Portland Harbor CAG meeting. There is so much happening this summer. Willamette Cove is finally getting the in...

Portland leaders poised to limit expansion of fossil fuel terminals

Reported by OPB, By Rebecca Ellis (OPB).June 30, 2022 5:35 p.m. Portland leaders are poised to limit the expansion of fossil fuel terminals after years of legal challenges from industry groups. They’re considering a zoning code change that would prohibit the...

Willamette Cove Environmental Field Day

This free event is a great opportunity for community members and their families to learn about the science behind environmental cleanups and get the latest updates on the planning for the clean-up of Willamette Cove. The event will feature exploration stations,...

Portland Harbor Program Internship opportunity with Bureau of Environmental Services

Portland Harbor Program Internship opportunity with Bureau of Environmental Services The Portland Harbor Program works with government, Tribal, community, and private partners to bring about a healthier lower Willamette River.  Meaningful involvement of historically...

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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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.

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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CAG General Meeting November 10, 2021

CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor John Marshall   Scott Burr, Tech Advisor Caleb Shaffer, EPA Superfund Project Manager   Number of Participants: 32 This meeting is recorded.   Portland Harbor CAG YouTube page. “Subscribe...

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Portland Harbor Community Coalition Launches new website

The Portland Harbor Community Coalition (PHCC) has launched a new website, https://www.phccoalition.org/, and has announced the recruitment for Board members to make up the new board as PHCC transitions into becoming a 501(c)3 Educaitonal Non-Profit.

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By Cassandra Profita (OPB) Oct. 19, 2021 5 a.m. Read the full article at OPB: https://www.opb.org/article/2021/10/19/portland-willamette-river-gets-cleaner-also-gets-overcrowded/ Michael Pouncil paddles along a stretch of the Willamette River inside the Portland...

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Please Join Our Virtual CAG Meeting.

Click Here For The Zoom Link   Hello everyone,  Fall is here once again and the welcomed rain has been a relief for so many in the PNW, especially our neighbors in Eastern Washington, Southern Oregon and Northern California. As we search and advocate to find solutions...

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