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The following was posted from the City of Portland:
September 29, 2014
City maintenance crews responded to a reported sewage leak on Sunday, September 28 near 6221 N Basin Avenue on Swan Island and found sewage overflowing through a vault cover in the street. Sewage from the vault was flowing across the pavement, and an unknown amount of sewage flowed into the Swan Island Basin of the Willamette River just north of the Swan Island Boat Ramp.
On the southern tip of Sauvie Island, an old farm and sawmill property is being handed back to nature.
This spring, demolition crews tore down the 1960s-era Alder Creek Mill, and excavators are removing fill dirt piled onto the site for 85 years, to recast the land for salmon, lamprey, mink, eagles and osprey.
Tue, September 9, 5pm – 8pm
University Park Community Center, 9009 N Foss Ave, Portland, OR
Groundwork Portland and Columbia Riverkeeper are excited to announce Two Rivers, One City. The event will bring a broad network of river users together to share their stake in clean water. It will highlight the value that the Willamette and the Columbia hold for different communities in the Portland area, and discuss current threats to the health and prosperity of these waterways.
This summer habitat restoration efforts are underway on the southern tip of Sauvie Island in Portland, Oregon. Alder Creek is the first habitat restoration project that will be implemented specifically to benefit fish and wildlife affected by contamination in the Portland Harbor Superfund site. The project will provide habitat for salmon, lamprey, mink, bald eagle, osprey, and other native fish and wildlife living in the area.
Click this link to view a PDF file of the presentation by Burt Shephard of the US EPA presented at the July 2014 meeting of the Portland Harbor CAG: EPA Evaluation and Interpretation of the Final Baseline Ecological Risk Assessment (BERA) for Portland Harbor
Portland's cleanup needs to achieve the right environmental and economic goals without ending up in a thicket of lawsuits. Each goal needs to be rational and doable; each can be the other's complement. Oregon has forged rational and doable approaches when it comes to salmon protection and the allocation of scarce water in the Klamath Basin. It can help find one for Portland Harbor, too.
As reported in The Oregonian by James Reddick:
Portlanders are proud of their city's environmental pedigree. But under the green veneer lies a legacy of pollution that continues to have an impact throughout the city.
In an unusual bus tour Sunday afternoon, nonprofits Groundwork Portland and Know Your City called attention to "The Dirty Side of Portland," where contaminants have made certain areas dangerous to the public's health.
Here are some of the takeaways from all three stops of the tour:
Portland Harbor Superfund at Cathedral Park
You are invited to the first Willamette Speaks Storytelling event sponsored by PHCAG & Metro Central funding. We hope to reconnect citizens with the river through community members' experiences.
We will also offer updates, info and opportunities for community feedback on superfund through a PHCAG table between 6pm and 9pm.
Saturday AUG 23 - 6:30-8:30pm
BES Water Lab, 6543 N. Burlington, Portland Oregon
Native American History of the Willamette told by the Grand Ronde tribe