Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK) kicks off their River Professor Series this year with a forum on emergency preparedness to help you plan now, work together and be ready.
In recent years, devastating earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and wildfires have highlighted the need to prepare for natural disaster. However, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 69% of Americans do not have a family emergency plan.
On January 27, Tualatin Riverkeepers will host River Professors from local agencies and organizations in Washington County as they share how they prepare for natural disasters like the impending Cascadia earthquake. The event will be at Metzger Park in Tigard, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.
River Professors: Emergency Preparedness will include a panel conversation with Washington County, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, The City of Beaverton and The City of Tigard, along with community representatives from local faith and compassion organizations. After the panel, the Tigard Certified Emergency Response Team will lead a short introduction to preparedness.
TRK’s River Professors Series empowers community members in Washington County by providing hands-on informational events focused on solving vital issues in our watershed.
This event is free and open to the public, but we ask that you RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/RiverProfessors
WHAT: River Professors: Emergency Preparedness
WHEN: Saturday, January 27th , 2018, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
WHERE: Metzger Park: 8400 SW Hemlock St, Tigard, OR 97223
About the Tualatin Riverkeepers
Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK) is a non-profit organization dedicated to holistic watershed management for the benefit of communities in the Tualatin River Basin. TRK’s mission is to protect, restore and enjoy the Tualatin River. Its four programs include: recreation, restoration, watershed watch/advocacy and environmental education. TRK is a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, a global movement for clean water.
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