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Community response needed for Willamette River clean-up

A great river that runs through our hometown has been made into a sewer. Nearly everyone who has spent time on the river is disgusted, but is any effective action being taken?

I'd be very interested in hearing from people who believe that the condition of the Willamette is a disgrace, and who are willing to organize some effective action to restore the river. Portland's sewer system frequently overflows and sends disgusting dreck into the river. Willamette River-keeper is one organization that works to attempt to restore the river. Government has clearly failed in its responsibilities to protect the watershed.

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