Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Meeting on February 13, 2024

Get involved with Bradford Island Cleanup, one of the most popular subsistence and recreational fishing sites in the Mid-Columbia.

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Bradford Island Public Input Opportunity (Virtual): Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Meeting 

Are you looking for civil engagement opportunities to protect fish, water quality, and public safety?

Join us at the monthly Bradford Island Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Meeting virtually next Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 from 5-7 p.m.

  • What: Bradford Island’s Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) will host a virtual meeting where the public can attend and provide comments on the cleanup process.
     
  • When: Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 5-7 p.m.
     
  • Where: Online via via Zoom Link:  
    https://zoom.us/j/93099801424?pwd=R3Qxc0ZOTjNpTmhlZU83RTd4N2xsQT09
     
  • Why: People rely on clean water and toxic-free fish. That’s why Columbia Riverkeeper uses the law and grassroots organizing to advocate for cleanup at polluted sites like Bradford Island and surrounding waters. 

During this meeting there will be an opportunity for the public to share their questions and comments. That's where you come in! The February 13th meeting will be virtual attendance only. The public is encouraged to attend via Zoom.

The topics of discussion include: RAB member voting, USGS Study presentation: Behavior and Movement of Smallmouth Bass near Bonneville Dam, USACE Project Status Update, Fish Advisory Review: Bonneville Dam and Middle Columbia.

Learn more about the issue on our Bradford Island page of our website.

About the issue
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People want to feed their families locally-caught fish from one of the most popular recreational fishing areas in the Mid-Columbia—but the Oregon and Washington health departments warn the fish are too toxic to eat. For over 40 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) dumped toxic pollution in and along the Columbia’s shorelines at Bradford Island, located near Bonneville Dam in Multnomah County. Fish caught near the island contain the highest levels of cancer-causing PCBs in the Northwest. Learn more.

About RAB

The RAB integrates public participation by involving the community in the restoration decision-making process. The RAB establishes and maintains a forum with stakeholders for the exchange of information in an open and interactive dialogue concerning the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) response activities at the Bradford Island NPL Site. The RAB reviews technical documents and provides comments and advice to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Portland District, on the proposed response activities. 

The public is encouraged to attend in person at the City of Cascade Locks City Hall or attend via Zoom. There will also be an opportunity for public comment. The topics of discussion include:

  • RAB Operating Procedures
  • Corps recent actions and project site update
  • The Federal Facility Agreement
  • Additional fish advisory signage
  • Administrative Record
Interested in getting involved with Bradford Island?

Contact Kate Murphy, Community Organizer: (541)399-5666 |  kate@columbiariverkeeper.org