Hydro Clogs

An inventory of items found in the Mount Tabor reservoirs in the past five years.

News Stories
It’s not merely activists who occupy the city’s reservoirs.  The scenic pools on Mount Tabor and in Washington Park are home to other items as well. Ducks, mostly, floating on the city�   More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 AARON MESH

Somebody Found the Perfect Compromise to Portland's Water Wars: Fluoride-Pooping Ducks


The fluoride fight may be over (fluoride lost, FYI), but the parody pages keep on coming.During the bitter fight over ballot measure 26-151, which would have fluoridated Portland water supply, both sides of the debate created spoof Facebook pages mocking their opponents' messages. This summer, a new Facebook group has emerged with a modest proposal that should please both fluoride advocates and defenders ...   More
Friday, August 23, 2013 AARON MESH

Hotseat: Jessie Sponberg

The Occupy activist is ready for a confrontation on Mount Tabor.

Q & A
Jessie Sponberg is planning for a long camp-out. The leader of Camp Cascadia—the live-in protest of draining Mount Tabor’s reservoirs—is heading up the mountain July 12. Sponberg says he��   More
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 AARON MESH

Water Bedfellows

Unlikely allies dive into the Portland water wars. The siege starts on Mount Tabor.

News Stories
Dawn Smallman lives in a cozy three-bedroom house in the shadow of Mount Tabor. The documentary filmmaker has fought for more than a decade to preserve the forested volcano cone and the scenic d   More
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 AARON MESH

Occupy Mount Tabor Will March on City Hall This Wednesday


The reservoir rebellion is descending on City Hall. Oreganizers of the Occupy Mount Tabor camping protest will hold a kickoff march at Portland City Hall at 10 am this Wednesday, June 19, demanding the city resume efforts to keep open-air drinking-water reservoirs in Washington Park and on Mount Tabor. "The City of Portland has given up trying to get a waiver for our reservoirs," says the protest's ...   More
Monday, June 17, 2013 AARON MESH

City Will Cover Its Reservoirs, and Drain the Ones on Mount Tabor

Fritz refuses to sign city statement conceding reserviors must go underground

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Portland City Council is preparing to announce on Monday that it will comply with federal demands to disconnect or cover its open reservoirs, WW has learned. But, as with Mayor Charlie Hales' city budget, the announcement has one holdout: City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, who has refused to go along. The city has been appealing for more time to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirements ...   More
Friday, May 31, 2013 AARON MESH


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