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South Waterfront Design Survey

Portland Parks & Recreation South Waterfront Greenway – North Reach We Invite Your Comments on Three Preliminary Design Options Your feedback will help us develop a great plan for the next section of the South Waterfront Greenway. You can review the three preliminary design options and submit your comments using these links: Design Options – Comment Form Please submit your comments by February 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Three preliminary design options were presented at a Community Meeting on February 7, 2017, and are available for public review and comment until February 21, 2017. This project is designing the area along the […]

EPA Willamette River Final Clean-up Plan

All are invited: EPA Record of Decision on the Willamette River: The Final Clean-up Plan Wednesday, March 8, 2017 6:30 – 8:30pm BES Water Lab, 6543 N. Burlington, Portland OR (under the St. Johns Bridge) Presentation and Q&A with EPA representatives More info: PortlandHarborCAG.info

Washington Park Reservoir Improvements Project Update

The Portland Water Bureau and contractor Hoffman Construction Company have officially begun an eight-year capital improvement project to update the Washington Park reservoir site at 2403 SW Jefferson Street. The project complies with federal and state mandates, seismically strengthens key water infrastructure on Portland’s west side, and helps ensure a healthy, resilient, and secure water system. You may have seen on the news, read articles, or observed while driving by that crews are currently in the process of mitigating and removing trees and vegetation in and around the reservoir project site in Washington Park. The Portland Water Bureau wants to […]

Metro Central Enhancement Grants

Do you have ideas about how to enhance your community? A Metro Central Enhancement grant could help make your vision a reality. Metro created these grants more than 20 years ago to enhance neighborhoods affected by the Metro Central transfer facility. They are designed to support residents within an area that stretches along the west side of the Willamette River from the Northwest District Neighborhood Association to Linnton, as well as an area around the St. Johns Bridge within North Portland’s Cathedral Park neighborhood. Timeline Applications are due 5:00 Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Proposals must be submitted via Zoom Grants. […]

Cleaner Air Oregon Webinar

On Tuesday, June 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Cleaner Air Oregon will hold an interactive webinar to discuss Washington and California’s industrial air toxics programs. The webinar invites the people of Oregon to learn about current industrial air toxics regulations in those states and how human health risk assessments in those states can inform a new regulatory approach in Oregon. All members of the community are invited and encouraged to join this conversation, ask questions and provide input about Cleaner Air Oregon, the new program to reform industrial air toxics regulations.   How to Participate The webinar will be held […]

Willamette Superfund EPA Plan Release

Portland Harbor Proposed Cleanup Plan and Public Comment Period The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking formal public comment on the Proposed Cleanup Plan for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site in Portland, Oregon from June 9, 2016 until August, 8, 2016. The Portland Harbor Superfund Site is located on the lower Willamette River approximately between the Broadway Bridge and Sauvie Island. This area is contaminated with many hazardous substances. The most widespread contaminants of human health significance are polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs-now banned) and dioxins/furans. The most widespread contaminants of ecological significance are PCBs, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), dioxins […]

Know Your Polluters Workshop

In response to the latest wave of concern about Portland’s air quality, The Cully Stink Team, in collaboration with Portland Clean Air, has developed a user-friendly presentation about how citizens can research:  who their nearby air polluting industries are  which government agencies issue permits to their operations  how to obtain those permits  what hazardous materials they have on-site and what toxics they emit  what to do once you have the data The presentation runs about 30 minutes and comes with a guide put out by Portland Clean Air. This hands-on presentation had its first run last Saturday at the Hollywood Library […]

Native Plant Appreciation Week

Native Plant Appreciation Week is Coming to Portland! Bringing together a diversity of native plant appreciators Nine days of dedicated Oregon native plant education and awareness are coming to Portland from April 23 rd through May 1st, 2016. Oregonians enjoy an amazing diversity of native plants; they help connect us to this land, deeply rooted in Oregon soils since before people set foot here. Native Plant Appreciation Week NPAW PDX is packed with workshops, guided hikes, and garden tours that serve to promote a greater appreciation and knowledge of our local native plants and highlight the importance of protecting and preserving these valuable species. The first weekend […]