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Community River School

Community River School Sweet Summer Evenings on the Banks of the Willamette For all ages The river stretched her arms, overflowing her banks with an abundance which could neither be replaced or bought. Green Anchors- Next to Cathedral Park 5:00 to 7:00 pm Sunday, July...

Portland Harbor CAG May 8. 2024 – Willamette Cove Master Plan Phase I

CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor Casimera Tadewaldt   May 8, 2024 Participants: 24   Michael Pouncil Introduction: Cassie Cohen - Portland Harbor Community Coalition. Working on Willamette Cove issues, meeting with Metro and EPA....

Portland Botanical Gardens Signs Purchase and Sale Agreement of McCormick and Baxter Site

PORTLAND, OREGON, USA, April 30, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ -- On Earth Day (April 22, 2024), Portland Botanical Gardens (PBG) secured an option to purchase the 59-acre McCormick & Baxter (M&B) superfund site at 6900 N. Edgewater Road in North Portland. The...

Help shape the future of Willamette Cove

As reported by Pamplin Media:  Metro, the regional government serving the urban portions of Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties, has kicked off the planning process to create a nature park at Willamette Cove, a former industrial site on the Willamette River...

Willamette Week: A Once-Polluted Stretch of Riverfront Has Been Clean for Nearly 20 Years. Why Is It Still Off-Limits?

Reported in Willamette Week: By Nigel Jaquiss April 10, 2024 at 7:01 am PDT Chasing Ghosts: Outdoor Adventure ADDRESS: 6900 N Edgewater St. YEAR BUILT: The creosote plant operated from 1944 to 1991. SIZE: 41.8 acres (land); 16.4 acres (water) MARKET VALUE: None...

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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.

Portland Harbor CAG July 12, 2023 Meeting Notes

PHCAG River Mile 11 East Preferred Alternatives Report (PAR), River Workshop#6, EPA Test Sampling July 12, 2023     CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor Casimera Tadewaldt Melissa Berry   Also in Attendance: Anna Hamilton, Triangle...

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Letter: Oregon’s fuel on risky riverbanks

Published in The Oregonian, Letters to the Editor, 5/31/2023      Oregonians rely on fuel terminals —with gasoline, diesel and jet fuel — situated on unstable ground along the lower Willamette River banks.     Massive spills over 100 million gallons would not only...

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River School

Join us & others in our community to learn more about the magnificent river that runs through our city, — the geology, history and wildlife — the past, the current harm and the HOPE for the future!! Thursdays, June 8th to July 22nd/ 5:30 to 7:30pmPotluck Happy...

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CAG General Meeting May 10, 2023

CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor Casimera Tadewaldt Melissa Berry   Participants: 28   This meeting has been recorded and took place virtually and on location at the Green Anchors Industrial Park office.   Sarah Taylor: Land...

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CAG General Meeting April 26, 2023

CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor Casimera Tadewaldt Melissa Berry   Participants: 14   This meeting has been recorded and took place virtually and on location at the Green Anchors Industrial Park office.   Sarah Taylor: Land...

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CAG General Meeting April 12, 2023

CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor Casimera Tadewaldt Melissa Berry   Participants: 48   This meeting has been recorded and took place virtually and on location at the Green Anchors Industrial Park office.   Sarah Taylor: Land...

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February 2023 CAG Meeting Notes

CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor   Participants: 35   This meeting has been recorded and took place virtually and on location at the Green Anchors Industrial Park office.   Sarah Taylor: Land Acknowledgement (summary): The...

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February 8 CAG meeting and other news

Please Join OurPortland Harbor CAG Meeting.Wednesday, February 8, 2023 At 6:30 p.m.  The Meeting Will BeginAt 6:30 p.m. Pacific Click Here For The Zoom Link    Hello Everyone, Tonight, we will have a knowledge share and discussion with Oregon Department of Fish...

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CAG General Meeting January 11, 2023

CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor   Participants: 23   This meeting has been recorded and took place virtually and on location at the Green Anchors Industrial Park office.   Sarah Taylor: Land Acknowledgement (summary): The...

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