The Willamette Watershed Toxics Reduction Partnership is a joint commitment by EPA and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to work collaboratively with interested parties to understand and reduce upstream toxics in the Willamette River that could negatively impact the success of the EPA’s Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup.
To be announced.
- January 31, 2018, at Columbia River Inter-Fish Commission in Portland.
- October 18, 2017, at EPA offices in Portland.
- May 24, 2017, at Multnomah County Library in Portland.
- Compile existing watershed contamination data and identify data gaps.
- Describe existing efforts, and evaluate the efficacy of these programs.
- Investigate potential upstream sources of contamination to the Portland Harbor Superfund site, considering any data gaps identified.
- Identify new strategies to reduce contaminant loading.
We invite participation by all interested entities and residents including municipalities, federal, state and local agencies and authorities, tribal nations, advocacy organizations, interested industry groups, and the general public.
- EPA: Mary Lou Soscia (firstname.lastname@example.org), 503-326-5873.
- Oregon DEQ: Steve Mrazik (email@example.com), (503)229-5379.
Copies of additional meeting handouts and presentations are available on EPA's file sharing site.
- Meeting Summary for January 31, 2018 (PDF)(5 pp, 475 K)
Work Plan for Upriver Reach Sediment Characterization, Lower Willamette River, Oregon (PDF)(47 pp, 6 MB,
Objectives, rationale, and approach for targeted discovery work to uncover any previously unidentified potential source areas in the Lower Willamette Watershed.
- Draft Outline for WWTRP Final Report (PDF)(3 pp, 432 K, Revised August 24, 2017)
- Proposed Principles and Priorities for the Willamette Watershed Toxics Reduction Partnership (PDF)(2 pp, 235 K, May 2017)
- Meeting Summary for May 24, 2017 (PDF)(6 pp, 411 K, Updated October 10, 2017)
- Presentation Slides from May 24, 2017 WWTRP Meeting (PDF)(25 pp, 2 MB, May 24, 2017)