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2019 Meeting Agenda

September 18th - 20st, Troutdale, Oregon



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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Location - McMennamins Edgefield Ballroom, Troutdale, Oregon

10:30 am                              Registration

 

11:30 - 12:30 pm                 Light lunch and refreshments

 

12:30 pm                              President's Opening Remarks

 

12:40 - 4 pm;                       APB Meeting Presentations

 

 

APB Game Night Social

 

Unfortunately, all bowling alleys in the Portland Metro area have league night bowling Wednesday September 18th. We are working on finding other accommodations for us to get together, have some fun and compete for the glorious trophy. The tentative plan is to golf the 9-hole range at Edgefield. Tee times will be staggered, with first tee off starting at 4:30. Please note that we will be unable to provide food for the social event on Wednesday night. Please plan accordingly.

 

4:30 - 6:30 pm                    9-hole course at Edgefield, Troutdale, Oregon

 

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

APB Meeting Tours: Portland General Electric Hydro Project

Summary: The 2019 APB Annual Meeting Tour will take place at the PGE Hydroelectric Project located in Estacada, Oregon. The main Project consists of three dams with both upstream and downstream passage for anadromous salmon, steelhead and Pacific Lamprey.  Since building our first fish ladder in 1907, PGE has made major strides in improving passage through our Project to keep fish populations strong on the Clackamas River.  Specifically, since 2006 PGE has spent more than $90 million to modernize and improve passage systems, as well as, restore habitat upstream and downstream of the Project. Beyond fish protection measures, PGE has spent an additional $100 million in the implementation of various terrestrial, recreational and cultural resources throughout the Project.   You will get an up-close look at the Project and will be able to see many of the terrestrial, aquatic and recreational improvements first hand during the APB Tour.  APB will be arranging transportation from the hotel to the Portland General Electric Hydroproject for the tour on Thursday.

 

 

 8:30 am - 3:30 pm       Tour of the Clackamas River Hydroelectric Project

8:30 am                                Depart Edgefield.

9:15 am                                 Morning Terrestrial and Aquatic Tours

11:45 - 12:15 pm                  PGE Sponsored Lunch at PGE Park

12:15 - 3:00  pm                  Afternoon Terrestrial and Aquatic Tours continue

3:30 pm                                Return to Edgefield

 

APB Social Banquet

 

6 - 9 pm                                McMenamins Edgefield Ballroom

 

Friday, September 20, 2019

Location - McMennamins Edgefield Ballroom, Troutdale, Oregon

2019 APB Business Meeting

9:00 am                                 Golf Results

9:15 - 10:30 am                   APB Meeting Presentations

10:30 am                               Business Meeting

11:15 am                                 President-s Closing Remarks and Adjourn

 

Meeting Fee

 

The Edison Electric Institute has once again offered to provide financial support to our organization.  With their support, the annual meeting fee will be $100.  Please visit http://www.powerbiologists.org/register/ to register and pay with paypal online.  Contact Rachael Poston (Rachael.Poston@sce.com, 626-260-5024) with any questions or to pay with check/credit card.

 

Presentations and New Membership

If you would like to be a presenter at the 2019 APB Annual Meeting, please start thinking about topics to present. We encourage existing and potential members to step forward to discuss topics relevant to utility relicensing and compliance. A lot of new and interesting challenges have been met by utility resource managers in recent years and APB membership are anxious to hear about your successes (and failures). If you are interested in presenting, please contact Maggie David at 503-630-8215 or Margaret.david@pgn.com.


New members are encouraged to apply and are welcome to attend the 2019 APB Annual Meeting. An application and membership requirements are appended to this announcement. New applications can be mailed to Maggie David, APB Secretary (Portland General Electric, 33831 SE Faraday Road Estacada, Oregon 97023 or Margaret.David@pgn.com).



Utility Sponsored Student Presentations

This year we would like to extend an invitation to students to present a research project your utility may be working closely with. We ask that students interested in presenting provide a summary of their results and conclusions prior to registering for the conference. If your utility would like to sponsor a student please contact, Maggie David at 503-630-8215 or Margaret.david@pgn.com.

 

Lodging

 

 

 

McMenamins Edgefield Hotel and Spa - Troutdale Oregon

2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale, OR 97060

(503) 669-8610

 

McMenamins Edgefield Hotel and Spa - Troutdale Oregon is holding 30 rooms for APB for the nights of Sept 18 and September 19, 2019. The rooms will only be held until July 18th so register early as this place is very popular and rooms will go quickly.

To make a reservation, please call Edgefield directly and mention that you are part of the Association of Power Biologists or APB to get a reserved room.

There are several other options for lodging close by:

Best Western Plus Cascade Inn & Suites

23525 NE Halsey St, Troutdale, OR 97060

 

Holiday Inn Express Portland East

477 NW Phoenix Dr, Troutdale, OR 97060

 

We look forward to seeing you in September!

 

 

Matt Bleich
President

Tacoma Power
3628 South 35th Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 502-8794
mbleich@cityoftacoma.org
Rachael Poston
Vice President/Treasurer

Southern California Edison
2244 Walnut Grove Avenue
GO1-Quad 2C
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 260-5024
Rachael.Poston@sce.com
Maggie David
Secretary

Portland General Electric
33831 SE Faraday Road
Estacada, OR 97023
(503) 630-8215
Margaret.David@pgn.com