Mayor Sam Adams and the City Council of Portland, Oregon: Stop the annexation of West Hayden Island.
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Hayden Island Livability Project
Donna Murphy

Mayor Sam Adams and the City Council of Portland, Oregon: Stop the annexation of West Hayden Island.

    1. Donna Murphy
    2. Petition by

      Donna Murphy

      Portland, OR

West Hayden Island is 823 acres of wild and undeveloped land located between the states of Oregon and Washington on the Columbia River. It sits in the middle of a migratory water-fowl fly-way and it is a riparian green space for bald eagles, osprey, reptiles, songbirds and animals. The east side of the island is home to 2,200 residents including the largest manufactured home community in Oregon consisting of families, seniors and disabled. The Port of Portland owns the west side and is planning to turn 300 acres into a bulk marine terminal if the city of Portland annexes the area. The residents and the wildlife would suffer greatly from the pollution and disruption generated by development of West Hayden Island.

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    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
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      Donna Murphy
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for signing our petition. Please go to facebook and search for Save West Hayden Island and click "Like" and become a friend. Thank you very much for your continued support.
      Donna Murphy

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      Donna Murphy
      Petition Organizer

      Hi, Friends

      Thank you for signing the petition. Please go to facebook and type in Save West Hayden Island and "Like" and become a friend to that site. Thank you so much for your support.
      Donna Murphy

    4. Reached 2,000 signatures
    5. W. Hayden Island Annexation Planning and Sustainability Commission Hearing

      Donna Murphy
      Petition Organizer

      November 15th is the day to speak out against the annexation of West Hayden Island. Join us, carry a sign and voice you opinion against this sham of a process. Thank you for signing our petition and now we need your help to stop the Port of Portland from turning West Hayden Island into an industrial nightmare of pollution.

      Be at 1120 SW 5th Avenue, Portland Building, 2nd Floor on Thursday, Nov. 15th. Presentation begins at 5:30 P.M. with Q & A until around 7 P.M. Then the hearing will be turned over to the public until 9 P.M. Now is our chance to protect one of the last remaining green spaces for many species nearing the endangered list. Please come help us turn the tide and make the city do a better job of providing equity for all residents in Portland. Thank you
      Donna Murphy
      Co-Chair of Hayden Island Livability Project (HILP)

    6. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Genevieve Carey MILWAUKIE, OR
      • about 1 year ago

      I just listed my office address because I would rather not share my home address online, but I am a Portland resident. - I have loved and grown up here my whole life and visited Hayden Island many times. It is beautiful and a wonderful community.

      The letters written are well put and not much else needs to be said. This development does not need to happen and will do much more harm then benefit for the community of our city and it's surrounding areas.

      I consider myself a strong activist supporter of any and all wildlife conservation efforts. These animals need our support and protection and they deserve to be as unaffected by our impact on their environment as possible.

      So I not only sign this petition, but plead that as many who see this, share with others as my friend shared and helped bring awareness of this cause to me, as well as sign themselves. We are some of the luckiest people in the world to have the privilege I living in this sanctuary of a sate and city. Lets keep it the beautiful wonderful place it is and do what we can to stop this annex from happening.

      Thank you, yours truly

      ~Genevieve

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    • Steven Welch BEAVERTON, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      As a natural habitat on an island in a major river, this pristine piece of land needs to be preserved. There are numerous other sites along our waterways that have ready access to rail and highway access which have already been stripped of their natural beauty and are sitting idle.

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    • Sandra Nolan LAKE OSWEGO, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      I want to protect wildlife and preserve this beautiful area.

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    • Ronald P Neilson CORVALLIS, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      Until I retired 2 years ago, I was one of the world's chief Climate Change scientists and have been studying this region for my entire 50-yr career. I studied the wildlife of the Col. Gorge for my M.S. at PSU, so feel i understand the regional biology reasonably well. The importance of the wetlands on W. Hayden cannot be overstated for their protection of biodiversity locally, but also for the entire western flyway and are especially important to help buffer the impacts from these times of extremely rapid climate and biotic change.

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    • Laurie Lee LAKE OSWEGO, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      I've been a resident of Portland and surrounding areas for 66 years and want to be an advocate for Hayden Island wildlife habitat and small community.

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