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2014-03-04 16:22:23

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) yesterday delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) work plans for the Army Civil Works program. President Obama on January 17 signed into law the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2014, Division D of Public Law 113-76, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, providing $5.467 billion in FY14 appropriations for the Army Civil Works program. The Act's accompanying Statement...

Snow Water Storage In Oregon Watershed Cut By 56 Percent From Global Warming
2013-07-26 12:48:40

Oregon State University A new report projects that by the middle of this century there will be an average 56 percent drop in the amount of water stored in peak snowpack in the McKenzie River watershed of the Oregon Cascade Range -  and that similar impacts may be found on low-elevation maritime snow packs around the world. The findings by scientists at Oregon State University, which are based on a projected 3.6 degree Fahrenheit temperature increase, highlight the special...

2011-04-26 00:00:28

DonorDirect will be the sole software provider for the Oblate Missionary Society Inc. They will be using DonorStudio, DirectToCRM, and StudioOnline software from DonorDirect. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 DonorDirect, the leading provider of donor management software solutions for mid-to large-sized ministries, announced that they are partnering with the Oblate Missionary Society, Inc. (OMSI), an international Catholic organization that serves the poor and needy. They will be using...

2011-02-16 18:34:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A letter from William Stelle, Jr. - the Regional Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service - has cleared the way for one of the region's most complex and significant clean up/remediation projects along the Willamette River. The letter, known as a Biological Opinion [https://pcts.nmfs.noaa.gov/pls/pcts-pub/biop_results_detail?reg_inclause_in=('NWR')&idin=122048], provides the...

2010-06-30 09:00:00

NEWBERG, Ore., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Coast Bank is the silver sponsor of Uncorked -The Oregon Wine & Art Auction, The Rotary Club of McMinnville's premier fundraiser. The outstanding food, wine, art and wine auction and entertainment will be held at the Methven Family Vineyards in Dayton, Oregon, on July 10, 2010. Dave Hansen, West Coast Bank Regional President, said, "This exceptional event benefits The Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation, The Willamette Valley...

2009-04-27 18:42:00

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- When the Salem Statesman Journal's 400,000 readers responded to a web-site survey of favorite businesses, West Coast Bank was voted the number one bank in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Regional President Ken Jundt manages 29 West Coast Bank branches, including 19 in the Willamette Valley. He said, "West Coast Bank's employees treat their customers with the respect and value they deserve. They willingly volunteer their time while the company...

2009-03-04 08:03:52

Scientists urge planning now to curb risks to human health, buildings and the Oregon region's ecologyEffects of climate change projected this century for Oregon's Upper Willamette River Basin, including Eugene-Springfield, will threaten water supplies, buildings, transportation systems, human health, forests, and fish and wildlife, according to a report produced by the University of Oregon's Climate Leadership Initiative and the National Center for Conservation Science & Policy.The...

2008-09-17 00:00:15

By Tyler Graf Portland Bureau of Planning is stepping up efforts to finish the North Reach phase of its River Plan, which will change elements of the city's future policies for industrial land near the Willamette River. The North Reach area extends from the Fremont Bridge on the west side and the Broadway Bridge on the east side, out north to the confluence with the Columbia River. Throughout the remainder of the fall, the city will meet with stakeholders and hold forums to discuss the...

2008-09-11 00:00:15

By Sam Bennett Portland's South Waterfront is known for its proximity to nature and its LEED certified buildings. Now the South Waterfront area has become the first urban neighborhood in the United States to achieve Salmon-Safe certification. Salmon-Safe's certification of South Waterfront means that the area exceeds state and federal regulatory commitments to protect the Willamette River and its urban tributaries. Salmon-Safe is a Portland based nonprofit certification organization....

2008-09-10 00:00:13

Ecology group Salmon-Safe, which works to aid in salmon spawning in restored watersheds, has designated South Waterfront as Portland's first 'salmon-safe' neighborhood. The emerging neighborhood received the designation for its developers' efforts to protect the nearby Willamette River and its tributaries. South Waterfront developers Gerding Edlen Development and Homer Williams utilized bioswales and other storm-water management techniques during the neighborhood's development to clean up...


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Willamette National Forest
2014-07-31 08:27:52

Willamette National Forest is a national forest that is located in the state of Oregon in the United States. It can be found in the central section of the Cascade Range and holds 1,678,031 acres, of which over 380,000 acres comprise eight designated wilderness areas. This forest first began its life as the Cascade Forest Reserve, which was established by President Grover Cleveland as a reaction to public protests to protect the Cascade Mountains in 1893. At this time, the reserve extended...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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