Groundwork Portland, OR

Leadership

Edward Hill
Executive Director


Location

5431 NE 20th Ave,
Portland, OR 97211

(503) 662-2590

What We're Working On

Engaging marginalized communities to clean up the Willamette River
Groundwork Portland Executive Director Edward Hill addresses a Portland Harbor Community Coalition Rally, April 2016.

Engaging marginalized communities to clean up the Willamette River

Portland’s Willamette River, between the Broadway Bridge and the river’s mouth ,was designated as an EPA Superfund site in 2000. Groundwork Portland helped found and continues to support the Portland Harbor Community Coalition, a community-based group advocating for people of color, low-income communities, and others left out of the planning process.

Transforming a brownfield site into the thriving Emerson Street Community Garden
Emerson Street Garden, Portland, Oregon

Transforming a brownfield site into the thriving Emerson Street Community Garden

Back in 1994, the site of the current Emerson Street Garden was an empty lot polluted with lead. Today, after a lengthy community effort led and organized by Groundwork Portland and the Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust, this former brownfield is a thriving community garden and green space for the people of Northeast Portland. The remediation was finished in the summer of 2015 and is ready for its first organic growing season in 2016!