Portland Oregon

Funding for Community Watershed Stewardship Program in Portland, OR

Victory | May 29 2013

Clean Water

The Portland City Council voted 4-1 to fund the Community Watershed Stewardship Program for FY 2013. The program was not included in the Mayor's proposed budget, but the Portland Chapter and other local groups and citizens advocated for the program to be funded. The Chapter submitted formal written comments, attended a budget hearing, and many individual chapter members submitted comments online.

Clean Water

Everyone should have access to clean water to surf, swim and play in. The Surfrider Foundation is taking a multi-tiered approach to tackle ocean pollution problems. We are testing the waters for bacteria and toxins, raising public awareness and finding real solutions to ocean pollution; solutions that restore healthy watersheds, protect local water supplies and keep pollution from reaching the ocean.

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