Today ECNA delivered about 200 pounds of excess garden produce to the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church near the New Columbia housing area.
Brenda Luzader is coordinating the gathering and Gary Kunz provided the delivery vehicle. Throughout the summer excess produce will be collected and delivered to North Portland entities that have the means to distribute it. The mix of fruit and vegetables will vary with availability throughout the summer.
There is an opening in the Smith and Bybee Lakes Advisory council coming up. Pat Opdyke is retiring and offering work with her replacement to ease their transition into this position. Anyone interested should let me know so I can nominate them for consideration. – Gary Kunz 503-799-1803
Welcome to Thursday, everyone! We have three updates and one reminder for you regarding the Portland Harbor Superfund Site:
1. *Next Wednesday, 7/8 at 6:30pm Pacific* RSVP Now!Virtual Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting Information
Topic – Community Workshop on Making Portland Harbor Cleanup Information Accessible. This workshop will be hosted online by the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group, the City of Portland, and the Oregon Department of State Lands
View the news release from the Oregon Department of State Lands
3. *Recording & Materials Available*Follow-Up from the virtual June 10th Portland Harbor Public Forum. A recording of the Public Forum and all materials from this event are now available on EPA’s Portland Harbor website in the ‘Public Participation Opportunities’ section!
4. *Reminder*Photo Request for the Final Portland Harbor Community Involvement Plan (CIP)
Please read below for more information about these items:
1.*Next Wednesday, 7/8 at 6:30pm Pacific* RSVP Now!Virtual Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting Information:
When: NextWednesday, July 8th at 6:30 pm
Topic:Community Workshop on Making Portland Harbor Cleanup Information Accessible.Join the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group, the City of Portland, and the Oregon Department of State Lands online July 8 at 6:30pm for a virtual workshop and share how YOU would like to learn about the river cleanup. RSVP to reserve your spot. Learn more here!
How: Virtually! Please RSVP to reserve your spot and receive information on how to attend the meeting!
Please Note:The July 8 online workshop is focused on understanding community members’ information needs. Tribal governments, public agencies, businesses, and waterfront properties are encouraged to contact project manager Dawn.Sanders@portlandoregon.gov to learn about the input opportunities tailored for each of those audiences.
2.*Comment by next Wednesday, 7/8/2020* State Seeks Comment on Temporary Closure of Willamette Cove.The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) is currently accepting public comments on a proposal to close Willamette Cove to boating and other river uses from mid-August through October 2020 to allow sediment and water samples to be collected. Please read below for more information:
Why is there a State comment period on Willamette Cove? The Willamette Cove In-water Remedial Design Group (City of Portland, Oregon Department of State Lands, Port of Portland) are excited to start design work where they will determine how the approaches to address the contamination outlined in EPA’s cleanup plan for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site, such as capping and dredging, will be used. This first phase requires sediment and water samples to be collected by boats on the water. To facilitate these cleanup efforts and minimize health and safety risks to the public and project personnel, the Oregon Department of State Lands is considering closing the area mid-August through October 31, 2020.
When may I comment? The comment period is open June 8 through July 8. Comments must be received by July 8 to be considered.
How may I comment? Written comments may be submitted to DSL’s Richard Fitzgerald by email at email@example.com, or by mail at 775 Summer St. NE, Suite 100, Salem, Oregon 97301.
The June 8th, 2020 news release from the Oregon Department of State Lands
3. *Recording & Materials Available*Follow-Up from the virtual June 10th Portland Harbor Public Forum.Thank you to everyone who attended the June 10th quarterly EPA Portland Harbor Public Forum (with DEQ and CAG support). A webinar recording and other materials from this event are now available both on EPA’s Portland Harbor website in the ‘Public Participation Opportunities’ section and below:
Recording of the June 10, 2020 Portland Harbor Public Forum
4. *Reminder*Photo Request for the Final Portland Harbor Community Involvement Plan (CIP): Thank you to everyone who has already sent us photos! Even though the public feedback period is closed for the Portland Harbor CIP, EPA is still looking for high resolution photos to include throughout the CIP as we finalize the document. If you have photos that you would like to be considered, please send them along with the source of the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.