City of Portland's Office of Healthy Working Rivers presents -
River-in-Focus Brownbag: PDX 2 Gulf Coast
In August, 22 Oregonians traveled to the Gulf Coast to meet with people affected by the BP Oil Spill to better understand the impact on their lives—and to learn how to prevent future disasters. The team travelled by boat, plane, helicopter and van to observe community meetings, bird rehabilitation operations, sea turtle egg relocation, oil damage surveys, community relief actions, spill related research and BP Claim Center operations. Mike Rosen, from the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services, will share his firsthand knowledge of the PDX 2 Gulf Coast project (www.pdx2gulfcoast.com) including the team’s mission, lessons learned and next steps. Mike will use art, photos and videos to describe the disaster and the actions PDX 2 Gulf Coast is implementing to raise awareness and encourage personal accountability.
Tuesday, November 16
Noon to 1 pm
City of Portland
Portland Building Auditorium, 2nd Floor
1120 SW 5th Ave
Free lunchtime presentation, open to the public, please bring your own lunch.
For information on Portland’s rivers, visit www.portlandonline.com/river