Remember the flood?
On Saturday the Tour de Flood will visit several locations affected by the January flooding of Mill Creek and the Willamette River.
Tour de Flood
Climate Change Impacts Day
Saturday May 5, 2012
Bike / Hike to raise awareness of climate change impacts
Bike: 11 am Riverfront Park Carousel
Hike: 12 noon Winter & Bellevue Streets
Contact: Laurie Dougherty
"It's time to connect the dots between climate change and extreme weather." This is the theme of the global Climate Impacts Day called by 350.org for Saturday May 5, 2012. More flooding is one of the impacts predicted for climate change and Salem certainly doesn't need more floods like the one in January.
Bicyclists will leave at 11 am from the Riverfront Park Carousel to connect the dots on the Salem map of several places affected by the January 2012 flood:
-- Wallace Marine Park in West Salem where people were rescued by boat;
-- Winter & Bellevue Streets at Salem Hospital where the street is still closed from flood damage;
-- 21st & State Streets in a neighborhood that was underwater for several blocks;
-- North Salem HS where the athletic field was flooded
People who don't want to bike will meet the bike tour at 12 noon at Winter and Bellevue Streets and then continue on a short in-town hike.
This is the inaugural event for the Occupy Salem Oregon bicycle group. Everyone is welcome to join in and to be creative in showing the dangers we face with climate change: decorate bicycles; bring life jackets, umbrellas, swimming tubes, fishing gear; make signs that inform & inspire.