Local citizens, members of nonprofit organizations such as: Neighborhood Associations, Audubon, Confederated Tribes and others have told: Portland Metro Office of Stainability, Portland City Council, and Port of Portland repeatedly that we Do Not want West Hayden, (W Hayden Is) developed. We want it to remain a wild life area. But Metro, Portland City Council, and Port of Portland continue to ignor the will of the people. We feel that the public trust has been betray. Metro has ask again for a period of public comment regaurding setting aside a portion of West Hayden Island for developement and a portion for wildlife. We find this unacceptable since we have already said "No" to developement. Therefore we the undersigned advocate for the entire West portion of Hayden to be designated as West Hayden Island Wildlife Reserve, and that West Hayden Island Wildlife and Environmental Education Center be established.
You need only see the photos and comments posted on Face Book under "Save West Hayden Island" to see that West Hayden Island is uniquic. It is the most diverse wildlife area in any metro area, it is located in the path of migrating birds and fish, has heratage trees, and great senic beauty. Metro has proposed that a portion of West Hayden Island be designated for industrial use to cerate future jobs. We know that jobs are need currently and in the future. However, West Hayden Island is not the only site available. There are industrial sites being under used along our waterways. And there are brownfields that need to be cleaned up, which could provide space jobs and port facilities. Keep West Hayden Island wild. Future generations will thank you.