1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204
On Friday, the Fish team went on a tour of Portland’s Bull Run Watershed.
The protected Bull Run Watershed is located 26 miles from downtown Portland and is 147-square-miles of heavily-protected land on the western edge of Mt. Hood.
Drinking water from the Bull Run first flowed to Portland in 1895. As Portland’s main drinking water source, the Bull Run provides nearly one million Oregonians with some of the best drinking water in the world.
Outstanding Water Bureau guide and historian Briggy Thomas led the tour, and Sarah Poet made sure we got everywhere safely.
We started our tour along a winding road with stunning views of Mt. Hood, took a short hike to the headwaters of the Bull Run River, and stopped for lunch at Bull Run Lake. After lunch we got an inside look at the Bull Run Dam, surviving a 150-step climb back up to the bus, followed by stops at Dam Two and the lower end of the Bull Run River, where we scoped for fish in the river.
Along the way, we learned a number of fun facts:
Interested in visiting the Bull Run? Visit the Water Bureau’s website for more information and to register.
|Short hike along the Bull Run River
|Lunch at Bull Run Lake
|Bull Run Dam 1
|Last stop of the tour
|Lower end of the Bull Run River
This month is National Archives Month. Join Portland’s City Archives as they host the 2016 Oregon Archive Crawl.
The Oregon Archive Crawl is an annual celebration that raises public awareness of the historical resources available to the public.
Archives Month is an excellent opportunity to support and preserve history. Attendees will be able to explore our region’s history with 28 local archives, special collections, and heritage organizations. This year’s activities will include family friendly events, historical exhibits, and behind-the-scenes archive tours.
2016 Oregon Archive Crawl
Saturday, October 8th at 11am-3pm
Life in the Floodplain is an educational event for families who live, work, or own property in or near Johnson Creek. The event will address the specific challenges – and benefits – of living and doing business near the 100-year floodplain.
Participating groups include the American Red Cross, National Flood Insurance, and the local Neighborhood Emergency Team.
The event will include free food, raffle prizes and activities for children, and tools to help:
Saturday, October 8 at 10am-2pm
Zenger Farm (11741 SE Foster Rd.)
Yesterday, Nick attended the Center for Women’s Leadership’s 10th Annual Power Lunch.
The luncheon honored 18 emerging women leaders in the Pacific Northwest and gave Jan Robertson the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nick shared a table of ten with his wife Patricia Schechter, his daughter, Maria, chief engineer of the Portland Water Bureau (PWB) Theresa Elliot, deputy director of the PWB, Gabe Solmer, Rania Ayoub, Jes Larson, Asena Lawrence, Liam Frost and Betsy Quitugua.
The Center empowers women and girls in the state of Oregon to embrace their voices, lead confidently to break glass ceilings, and to change the narrative of leadership. Students go through rigorous and inspiring educational programs, skills training, and networking opportunities with top women leaders from around the state.
Our very own Asena Lawrence is currently on the Center’s Alumnae Board Committee and completed the NEW Leadership Oregon summer conference in 2013.
Special congratulations to board chair Martha Pellegrino and all the honorees.
Visit the Center for Women’s Leadership’s website to learn more about the organization.
CWL's 10th Annual Power Lunch
From left to right - Nick, Maria Fish,
Juliana Lukasik, Alexandra Welker
The Fish Table