Dear Friends of Ross Island ,
The Portland City Council will be adopting a resolution supporting a no wake zone in the Holgate Channel and a non-motorized zone in the Ross island Lagoon on March 18th at 10:30. This resolution does not have any regulatory impact but will put the city on record as officially supporting this effort as we go forward to the Oregon Marine Board with a formal petition.
It would be great to have folks in the Audience to support this City Hall Resolution. You would not need to testify. We are just looking for a strong showing of support. We will be passing out “Ross Island No Wake Zone” stickers at the door. We expect a quick and happy hearing. If you have time to stop by City Hall at 10:30 on March 18th to show your support that would be much appreciated.
To date we have received over 300 letters of support from the community endorsing this petition!
Thank you for all your help making Ross Island and the Holgate Channel a safer place for humans and wildlife.
Bob Sallinger, Audubon Society of Portland
Travis Williams, Willamette Riverkeeper
Mike Houck, Urban Greenspaces Institute