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Portland Harbor CAG Meeting November 9, 2022

CAG General Meeting November 9, 2022     CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor   Participants: 17   This meeting is recorded. Portland Harbor CAG YouTube page. “Subscribe here” and at the bottom of the page. Sarah Taylor: Land...

Portland Harbor Collaborative Update

The September 14 Portland Harbor Collaborative Group meeting summary is now available. You may also view the September 14 meeting recording, as well as past recordings on Triangle’s Collaborative Group YouTube channel. Please save the date for the next quarterly...

Meeting November 9 and Check out the New EJ Screening Tool

Please Join OurPortland Harbor CAG Meeting.Wednesday, November 9, 2022 At 6:30 p.m.  The Meeting Will BeginAt 6:30 p.m. Pacific Click Here For The Zoom Link    Hello Everyone,Please join us for our Portland Harbor CAG meeting using the zoom link above. This...

City of Portland now accepting applications for the Portland Harbor Community Grants 2023 funding cycle!

City’s Portland Harbor Superfund Community Grants Now Open!  The City of Portland is now accepting applications for the 2023 Portland Harbor Superfund Community Grants funding cycle and the Portland Harbor Superfund Community Grants Review Committee! A total of...

Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group Meeting October 12, 2022

CAG General Meeting October 12, 2022   CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor   Participants: 29   This meeting is recorded.   Portland Harbor CAG YouTube page. “Subscribe here” and at the bottom of the email. Now you have...

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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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