Willamette River Cleanup

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Feedback opportunity on City of Portland’s Stormwater Management Plan and Monitoring Plan

The City of Portland is inviting review and feedback on the final draft of the updated MS4 Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) and Monitoring Plan.   The plans describe the City’s commitments to preventing and reducing pollution in stormwater runoff and monitoring water...

Portland Harbor CAG Meeting. Wednesday, July 13, 2022 At 6:30 p.m. Pacific

 Please Join OurPortland Harbor CAG Meeting.Wednesday, July 13, 2022 At 6:30 p.m. PacificClick Here For The Zoom Link  Hello Everyone, Please join us for our Portland Harbor CAG meeting. There is so much happening this summer. Willamette Cove is finally getting the in...

Portland leaders poised to limit expansion of fossil fuel terminals

Reported by OPB, By Rebecca Ellis (OPB).June 30, 2022 5:35 p.m. Portland leaders are poised to limit the expansion of fossil fuel terminals after years of legal challenges from industry groups. They’re considering a zoning code change that would prohibit the...

Willamette Cove Environmental Field Day

This free event is a great opportunity for community members and their families to learn about the science behind environmental cleanups and get the latest updates on the planning for the clean-up of Willamette Cove. The event will feature exploration stations,...

Portland Harbor Program Internship opportunity with Bureau of Environmental Services

Portland Harbor Program Internship opportunity with Bureau of Environmental Services The Portland Harbor Program works with government, Tribal, community, and private partners to bring about a healthier lower Willamette River.  Meaningful involvement of historically...

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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.

Willamette Cove Environmental Field Day

Willamette Cove Environmental Field Day

This free event is a great opportunity for community members and their families to learn about the science behind environmental cleanups and get the latest updates on the planning for the clean-up of Willamette Cove. The event will feature exploration stations,...

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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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