The HAPpening: Willamette River Access discussion with Mayor Wheeler
The Human Access Project (HAP) will host a gathering it’s calling The HAPpening on Thursday, June 15th at Produce Row Café. The event will be the official opening day of registration for The Big Float, HAP’s annual fundraising parade, river float, and beach party.
The highlight of the evening will be a Willamette River access panel discussion headlined by Mayor Ted Wheeler. Moderated by Mike Lindberg (Portland’s longest serving and long-achieving former City Councilman), the panel will also include Brett Horner (Portland Parks and Recreation), Kaitlin Lovell (Bureau of Environmental Services) and Sallie Edmonds (Bureau of Planning and Sustainability).
Following the discussion there will be dancing and live music from Funk Town PDX. Rumors of a limbo contest are being floated as well.
Admission is $5, or free if you register for The Big Float.
HAP was founded seven years ago with a simple mission: “To transform Portland’s relationship with the Willamette River.” It started with a celebration – a downtown river float and beach party dubbed The Big Float (now in its 7th year). This year TBF 7 will be held Saturday, July 15 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. HAP also conducts annual “unrocking” and beach cleanup events, pursues advocacy, and has formed a Willamette River swim group called the River Hugger Swim Team.
For more information on the Human Access Project: humanaccessproject.com
For more information on the The Big Float: thebigfloat.com