Archive | June, 2015

A pathway for Gateway Green

What’s now a narrow, weedy, unused 38-acre parcel at the confluence of Interstate 205 and I-84 in East Portland is a field of dreams for Linda Robinson and Ted Gilbert.

Since 2008, the community activist and developer have been spearheading a grassroots community project called Gateway Green…

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A pathway for Gateway Green. Portland Tribune. June 25, 2014.

Floodplain Restoration to Benefit Salmon on West Coast of US

US – Government agencies have come together on the West Coast of the US to reconnect floodplain habitat with salmon-bearing streams, which should help to improve salmon populations.

Salmon are severely impacted by the loss of floodplain habitats throughout the West Coast. In Oregon’s Tillamook Bay, nearly 90 per cent of estuaries’ tidal wetlands have been lost to development – threatening the survival of federally – protected coho salmon and the safety of the local community…

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Floodplain Restoration to Benefit Salmon on West Coast of US. The Fish Site. June 24, 2015.

Open house to focus on Tillamook flood reduction, habitat restoration project

TILLAMOOK, Ore. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will host a Southern Flow Corridor Project open house this Wednesday, June 17.

The public is invited to drop in any time between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Port of Tillamook Bay Officer’s Mess Hall, 6825 Officer’s Row, Tillamook, and ask questions or submit comments about the project, which aims to reduce flood damage and restore native fish and wildlife habitat in the Tillamook Bay estuary through the design and eventual construction of a safe passage for floodwater from the Wilson River to Tillamook Bay…

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Open house to focus on Tillamook flood reduction, habitat restoration project. Tillamook County Pioneer. June 16, 2015.

Coalition tackles childhood obesity

Public, nonprofit and private organizations from throughout the region recently gathered to pledge their commitment to an effort to reduce childhood obesity in Wasco County, publicly signing pledges to the Wasco Childhood Obesity Reduction Community Action Plan (WCORCAP).

“The rate of childhood obesity in Wasco County exceeds both the state and national average,” said Michele Spatz, who with Dan Ericksen coordinated local participation in the project…

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Coalition tackles childhood obesity. The Dalles Chronicle. June 13, 2015.