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Join Recycling Advocates for their Annual Meeting in Portland at the Rogue Brewery September 26 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. They’ll be discussing current efforts and reduction policies for plastic, with a particular focus on the bag ban policies in Portland and around the state. More info
Our August Green Streets Cleanup went really well. It was nice to be out in the sunshine, along with everyone else! We bumped into at least 5 different groups of people all interested in what we were up to, and excited to see what we were doing. Green Streets is a monthly neighborhood cleanup we do in North Portland. Its a collaboration between Surfrider, and the City of Portland’s Green Streets Program, which gets citizens involved in helping protect local water quality by picking up trash, and keeping the city’s bioswales clean and healthy.
Come help keep our watersheds clean and healthy at two clean up opportunities in September! The first takes place September 8th on the Clackamas River for We Love Clean Rivers Annual Down on the River Clean Up. Surfrider will be there tabling and we’d love you to come volunteer! The second opportunity takes place on September 15th on Mount Hood for Snowrider’s 3rd Annual Salmon River Headwaters Clean Up. Read on for volunteer opportunities and contact info!
Water quality has gone back down to safe levels at Short Sands beach and the Oregon Health Authority has lifted the advisory for recreational contact. Responding to local concern for the high level of bacteria over the past weekends, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has been very supportive in helping to mediate what locals and recreational users think may be the source of some of the bacteria, the restrooms and septic field adjacent the upper trail. According to North District OPRD Manager Mike Stein, “We’re not positive we can point to the septic field, but we certainly can take preventative measures until our engineer can do a full inspection”, which is scheduled to occur next week. Do that extent, OPRD has begun pumping the septic tanks on a regular basis, an added measure to prevent any possible excess sewage from actually reaching the drain field.