Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Zidell River Clean-up 2011

In the summer of 2011, Zidell placed several structures in the river along the South Waterfront as part of their environmental clean-up program.

August 2011 Photo:

 July 2011 Photo:

Here's a full history, project review and lots of photos: 

Local coverage of this activity:

There's even a 30 minute film about the effort! 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

South Waterfront Greenway Opening - Photos

The long-awaited South Waterfront Greenway is open! The opening celebration took place under beautiful skies, hosted by Portland Parks & Rec and South Waterfront Community Relations. 

The event opened with Native Drumming and a Blessing of the Land, followed by words of *restoring, planning & completion* from our Mayor Charlie Hales.

The schedule:
Learn about the Greenway at Past/Present/Future Tents:
  •  Past – Learn about the original history of the site from members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and historic industrial uses
  • Present – From pristine native lands to industrial waste discover how this site became a model for restoration and revitalization
  • Future – How we can work to protect what has been reclaimed
Main Stage Live Performances:
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre: 11:15 am - 11:45 am
  • z'Bumba: 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm 
Mirabella Willamette Hall Greenway Artist Presentation:
  • Art Installation Discussion with Buster Simpson: 1:00 pm
The day will also feature a rock climbing wall, activity booths hosted by local businesses, a very special Audubon Society of Portland demonstration, and a visit from our local Umpqua Bank's Ice Cream Cart at noon!