Are you a natural resource professional who manages or accesses natural areas where unhoused (homeless) people are sheltering, or is your work relevant to these issues in other ways? Partners including Street Roots, PSU's Trauma Informed Oregon, Multnomah County, Right 2 Survive, the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, the Portland Harbor Community Coalition and Willamette Riverkeeper would like to invite you to a pilot one-day event in downtown Portland on October 23, 2017. We seek participants from throughout the Willamette Basin representing diverse organizations. Resource managers, field technicians, parks staff, foresters, water quality specialists, planners, rangers ... we hope you will join us.
This topic affects people and communities in a variety of ways. Our event aims to: a) develop a shared understanding of key dimensions of houselessness, b) cultivate compassion, understanding, and open new communications channels, c) share/help generate innovative ideas, and d) build momentum around steps and actions we can take.
The event is free but space is limited. We ask that you be able to join us in Portland for the full day and be willing to provide feedback.
This event is at capacity, but please follow the registration link to be placed on our wait list and notified about future events. If you have already registered we will send out confirmations the week of October 2, 2017. We are grateful for your interest.