Ross Island vote tomorrow at City Hall

It looks like the City Council is set to vote tomorrow morning on a resolution to accept the 45 acres of Ross Island donated by Robert Pamplin and the Ross Island Sand and Gravel Company. This vote will most likely end what has been a sour chapter in the city’s attempt to turn Ross Island into a wildlife refuge. The portion of the island being given to the city includes “a home to bald eagles” and also “a blue heron rookery.”

You can get more details on the agreement from this Portland Tribune story (yes, I know, Pamplin owns this paper). Curious about some of the environmental clean up issues Ross Island holds? Oregon DEQ has some info here. I have to imagine one organization particularly happy with this pending vote is Friends of Ross Island.

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