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The Riverdale Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) includes Riverdale, Tryon Creek, Riverwood, Dunthorpe, Arnold Creek, Collins View, South Burlingame, West Portland Park, and Marshall Park neighborhoods in SW Portland. We welcome anyone interested in emergency preparedness. You need not have completed NET training. Our neighborhood needs you! You likely possess some knowledge, skill, and/or experience that will be of benefit in an emergency. Most importantly, you need to prepare your family and loved ones. Then, you can help prepare your neighbors. Visit the Get Ready page of this website to learn how.
A Pacific NW earthquake is inevitable. Although the exact time our Cascadia Subduction Zone will produce a 9.0+ earthquake is not certain, scientists believe it’s overdue. So, we’re wise to prepare by training — learning and practicing steps to take — and closely coordinating with the police and fire services to help during other local emergencies like weather, fire, floods, landslides, and other such threats to life and property.
Meetings for the Riverdale NET are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8pm. You don’t need to be a team member to attend, although we hope you’ll decide to join us.
Due to Covid-19 we are meeting online via Zoom. Please contact us to receive an invitation.
We hope to return to in-person meetings soon. When they resume, they will be held at Lewis & Clark College in JR Howard Hall Room 202. [View Map] Enter campus at Gate 2 (by the stadium) and follow the road to Lot E, about 1/4 mile. Evening parking is typically generous, and no fee is required. After parking in Lot E, walk the cobblestone road south past a vehicle gate, bend west, and continue for about 100 yards. JR Howard Hall will be on the right, directly across from Watzek Library. These buildings are colored orange on the map.