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Human Access Project  The #HumanAccessProject is a #nonprofit seeking to transform #PDX's relationship with the #WillametteRiver. Yearly event is #TheBigFloat.

http://www.thebigfloat.com/

River Hugger Labor Day Swim at 9am!

If work has gotten in your way from joining us for a cross channel swim Monday is your lucky day!

Intermediate Swimmers and above welcome, please fill out the waiver in advance. #HAP #humanaccessproject #willametteriver #laborday

https://vimeo.com/229301470 Come on in, the water's fine! #HAP #humanaccessproject #willametteriver #portland #waterways #willamette #river

Planning Some River Recreation?
Today the Willamette River through Portland is cleaner than it's been in decades, thanks in large part to ratepayers’ investment in the Big Pipe project that dramatically reduced combined sewer overflows.
With rare exceptions, our stretch of the river is clean enough for swimming, boating and other recreation. How clean? Find out for yourself. Get the latest bacteria and temperature test results.

Stay safe! Keep in mind many factors affect your safety on the river, including temperature, currents and debris in the river as well as your skills and ability in the water. Remember, cold water is healthy for fish, but it can be uncomfortable and even unsafe for people. Know the water, know your abilities, and stay safe while enjoying the river.

How often do we test?
Summer weekly testing: Environmental Services collects weekly samples from late May to October to measure for E. coli bacteria and temperature at five popular public entry points. Water samples are collected on Wednesdays and results posted by Friday morning – just in time for the weekend. (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/57781)

HAP supporter, Denis, has a lovely pad ON the Willamette River with a great deck that features incredible views of downtown Portland and Oaks Park.
Burgers and dogs (with condiments) will be provided, along side beverages from Kona Brewing. Please bring a potluck side dish of your choice and come join in on the fun!

Afterwards we will have a light debriefing on what we learned this year and we'll also strategize on what we need to do in 2018. This event will provide a great opportunity to celebrate, and learn a few things about HAP, plus you'll get to know some of your fellow Huggers while fully clothed!

Depending on weather, you might consider bringing a suit along just in case you decide to take a dip! Hope to see you there! #HAP #willametteriver #humanaccessproject #portland #oregon #huggers

Tickets available here!! http://www.humanaccessproject.com/swimming/river_hugger_swim_team

If we had 99.4% success in life we would all be geniuses.
Be a genius. Take your deflated innertube on your bike to the Willamette River and be buoyant other Willamette River lovers.
Bureau of Environmental Services, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, The Intertwine, Surfrider Foundation, Una The Mermaid, Central Eastside Industrial Council, 350pdx, Portland Ecofilm Festival

We urge you to join with the Audubon Society of Portland and contact the governor and your representatives to support and strengthen the Endangered Species Act! Help us protect our watersheds! #JoinTheRiverlution #WaterIsLife #WaterIsSacred #Portland #Oregon #RiverHuggers

Great team effort getting our Autzen Foundation grant together. Wish us luck!!

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