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Join us to Celebrate and Envision a Green Working Waterfront in Portland

The Willamette River has suffered from more than a century of neglect and degradation. As efforts are finally underway to clean up the Portland Harbor Superfund Site a local coalition of groups including Portland Audubon are unveiling a vision for a climate resilient, ecologically restored, green working waterfront to replace its exploitive past.

A view of the north reach of the Willamette River
A view of the north reach of the Willamette River

Join the new Braided River Coalition on April 20 for a COVID-safe Earth Week press conference unveiling a new future vision for our river and the many intersecting environmental justice issues that play into it. 

Where: Port of Portland Terminal 2 (3556 NW Front Ave) in the public parking lot where we’ll stand to hear speakers. Near Trimet bus lines 15 and 16.

When: April 20 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Please wear a facemask and stay socially to help protect the health of our communities.

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Campaign Overview:

The Braided River Campaign formed over the past year of quarantine as a coalition of river advocates, North and Northwest Portland residents, community groups and climate organizations dedicated to advancing a grassroots vision for future plans and developments in the Portland Harbor. Our vision is grounded in social and environmental justice, support for workers and the environment, and recognition and reparation for impacted communities in the North Reach.

Osprey, photo by Mick Thompson

We are grounding our vision for the future development of a Green Working Waterfront under the following pillars:

    • Habitat conservation and restoration
    • Support for safe working-wage jobs and investment in the new clean energy economy.
    • Equitable health, safety, and river access for communities.
    • A just Superfund cleanup and plan for a just transition of fossil fuel infrastructure in line with climate and seismic resilience.
    • Recognition and reparations for historically impacted communities.

Core members include Linnton and St. Johns residents, Portland Harbor Community Coalition, Portland Audubon, Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group, Willamette River Advocacy Group, 350PDX, and ally organizations. Our website is currently in development, but please see the fact sheet for more on our campaign.

Please join us on April 20th and learn about the exciting steps our coalition is taking to make this campaign a reality.

P.S. We’ll also have a donation drive for Seafarers who work on ships in the Portland Harbor. The Pacific Coast Coalition for Seafarers asks that we bring things like warm clothes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo/conditioner, razors, body wash, cough drops, etc. The attached flyer has a full donation list.

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Accessibility Information

This is near Tri-met bus lines 15 and 16. The event will require standing for a period of up to two hours.

Venue

Port of Portland Terminal 2
3556 NW Front Ave
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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Organizer

Bob Sallinger
Email:
bsallinger@audubonportland.org