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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 […]

Take a Stand for Deconstruction!

Wednesday, February 17th City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave. Sign-up to testify by 1:30 Hearing Starts at 2:30 In 2015, 337 homes in Portland came down. Of those, only about 30 were deconstructed. The cost to our community, and to our planet, in terms of waste to the landfill, increased atmospheric carbon, not to mention the loss of valuable materials (that could have helped build a sustainable Portland) are calculable. 4,800 tons of materials sent to the dump 7,200 tons of CO2 released into the atmosphere 720,000 gallons of water wasted 4,800 tons of materials with a market value of more […]

Welcome to Biketown!

Drop in at any five open houses to learn about Portland’s new bike share program and tell us your favorite station locations. Open house details All open houses are drop in, two hours, and cover the entire service area. Tuesday March 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Hosford School, 2303 SE 28th Pl. Thursday March 17, 12-2 p.m., Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Wednesday March 30, 5-7 p.m., Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Tuesday April 5, 6-8 p.m., Metropolitan Learning Center, 2033 NW Glisan Thursday April 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart Church, 2910 N Williams BIKETOWN launches July 2016 To submit feedback […]

Portland Native/Nuisance Plant List updates

The City of Portland, Oregon is proposing an update to the Portland Plant List (PPL). The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS), in partnership with the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES), will hold a public hearing February 9, 2016, on the proposed changes to the PPL. BPS is coordinating the administrative rulemaking process for the update. The PPL identifies native plants and nuisance plant species found in Portland and the metropolitan region. The document describes the ecological and social benefits provided by plants on the Native Plants List, as well as the impacts and risks associated with the spread of […]