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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 […]

Portland City Council authorizes lawsuit against Monsanto Company

Saturday, March 12, 2016, the Portland City Council unanimously passed a Resolution authorizing City Attorney Tracy Reeve to sue the Monsanto Company for contaminating water bodies within the City with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).  PCBs are manmade toxic chemicals which cannot be contained to their original application and which can last for many decades in the environment. “Portland’s elected officials are committed to holding Monsanto accountable for its apparent decision to favor profits over ecological and human health,” Reeve said. “Monsanto profited from selling PCBs for decades and needs to take responsibility for cleaning up after the mess it created.” Portland […]

Portland Harbor Superfund Survey

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduled to release a cleanup plan for the Portland Harbor in early April (but not on April Fool’s Day). The City of Portland has asked Oregon’s Kitchen Table to create a 10 minute survey to help them better understand what residents want this cleanup to achieve. Columbia Corridor Association was part of the group that helped advise on the survey. This anonymous survey is your opportunity to share what you value most about the cleanup. The survey will be open through March 31. After it closes, responses will be compiled by Oregon’s Kitchen Table, […]

Air Quality Community Meeting

Did you know this neighborhood has a toxic air hotspot? Find out what your breathing. Ask questions and voice your concerns with officials from DEQ, OHA, and Multnomah County Health Department. SOUTH PORTLAND AIR QUALITY

Explore Your Natural Areas with PPR

Ten Weeks of Inter-generational Ecology In the City Saturday mornings, April through June Hands-on, interactive ecology classes for youth (5 yrs and up), teens & adults. Classes meet in a different natural area each Saturday morning. Register for one, or register for them all! Where to find more information… Call – 503-823-3601 Email Chrissy Larson Text – 503-823-1149 Portland Parks & Rec Website

Portland Harbor – EPA Community Information Sessions

Get Ready: The Lower Willamette River is a valuable natural resource. However, Portland Harbor, a section of the River between the Broadway Bridge and Sauvie Island, has contaminants which are harmful to people, fish and wildlife. EPA is taking action to make it a cleaner, healthier place to live, work and play.  A Proposed Plan that will be released this spring will outline EPA’s recommended path for achieving those goals! Get Engaged: It’s not yet time for the public comment period. The most effective and meaningful comments will be those which the community submits after reviewing the proposed plan when it […]