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July 05, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

A New Record: 620 People Float In A Line On The Willamette River

Floating hand in hand, 620 people formed a U-shaped line on the Willamette River in downtown Portland Friday morning.

They unofficially set a new world record, topping the 542 people who floated in a line in Viareggio, Italy in 2008.

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Filed under: Environment, Water, Willamette River


July 01, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Willamette River Advocates Poised To Break Record For Most People In A Floating Line

On Friday morning, a group of Willamette River advocates will attempt to claim the title for the most people in a floating line. The number to beat is 542, the record set in 2008 in Viareggio, Italy.

Today, organizer Will Levenson said he has 561 people signed up to participate.

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Filed under: Water, The Big Float, Willamette River


July 23, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

What's So Great About This Swim Warning Sign?

Will Levenson, who runs Popina Swim in Northwest Portland, is thrilled. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Willamette River


Aug. 01, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

2,000 Willamette swimmers and very few E. coli

It was gorgeous in Portland Sunday as 2,000 people marched across the Hawthorne Bridge, jumped in the Willamette, and floated from the west side to the east bank near Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Here are a few pictures from The Big Float: Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Willamette River


July 29, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

How dirty is the Willamette, really?

Willamette Riverkeeper is urging thousands of people to jump in the Willamette this weekend. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Willamette River


March 31, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Salmon: I'd clean it up myself, but I have no arms

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Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Water, Puget Sound, Salmon, Willamette River


Jan. 31, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Willamette Falls sea lion hazing: Round 2

For the next three months, it will be someone's job to light fireworks and drive a boat around to scatter sea lions below Willamette Falls – five days a week from dawn til dusk (almost one of my top five fish and wildlife jobs ... but not quite).  The second annual hazing of sea lions to protect Endangered Species Act listed salmon and steelhead on the Willamette begins this week. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Columbia River Basin, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Sea lions, Willamette River


Dec. 20, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Lacking sturgeon, Willamette fishery delayed

Bill Monroe reports on a joint decision by Oregon and Washington fish and wildlife officials to delay a popular catch-and-keep winter sturgeon season on the Willamette River that was due to open Jan. 1. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Fisheries, Sturgeon, Willamette River


Dec. 06, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

State of the Willamette River: 5 highs and 5 lows

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Filed under: Water, Portland Harbor, Superfund, Toxics, Travis Williams, Willamette River, Willamette Riverkeeper



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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