As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalizes a critical report on its proposed cleanup plan for the Willamette River Superfund site, the EPA and other parties are hosting a series of public meetings to provide background on the cleanup saga.
The Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group, which has been closely monitoring the cleanup effort for more than a decade, hosts a community forum called River for All on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the St. Johns Community Center, 8427 N. Central in North Portland.
A second forum is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m., at Linnton Community Center, 10614 N.W. St. Helens Road.
For more information: http://www.portlandharborcag.info/node/420
The EPA will host several sessions to provide background on the public, so residents may engage once the federal agency releases its proposed cleanup plan this spring.
Thursday, Feb. 4, 11:30 a.m. to noon, open house; noon to 1:30 p.m., information and discussion session, at Portland Building, 1120 S.W. Fifth Ave., second floor.
Thursday, Feb. 11, open house, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., information and discussion session, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Matt Dishman Community Center, 77 N.E. Knott St., Portland
Thursday, Feb. 18, open house, 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., information and discussion session, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wilson High School cafeteria, 1151 S.W. Vermont St., Portland
Saturday, March 19, open house, 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., information and discussion session, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Dishman Community Center
Other EPA sessions, with locations and times to be determined, are set for Thursday, March 3; Wednesday, March 17 and Saturday, March 26.
To learn more or receive updated notifications from the EPA, visit: http://go.usa.gov/3Wf2B or contact Alanna Conley at 503-326-6831.
Other community groups are holding their own forums:
The Audubon Society hosts an event on Monday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., at its offices at 5151 N.W. Cornell Road
The League of Women Voters hosts a forum on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Multnomah Building, 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland.