OUR SPONSORS

To see an alphabetical list, go to this page. For more about each sponsor, click the sponsor name. To become a sponsor fill out the form on this page.

The Pumpkin Patch Cattle Co. Quarter, half, and whole beef shares available. Email us today to reserve your beef.
West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation Dist helps you manage your land to conserve & protect soil & water resources
Columbia Farms U-Pick You-pick and we-pick farm fresh produce
Sauvie Island Grange Serving the community since 1935! Rent our hall for non-alcoholic events.
Charlton Kennels and Farm Quality, low stress, all breed boarding and obedience training
Sauvie Island Community Church A non-denominational church speaking the truth in love.
Island Cove Market Beach themed market for beer, wine, sandwiches and snacks.
The Mahaffy Group at Windermere Realty Trust Specializing in Sauvie Island Real Estate
The Pumpkin Patch Local farm-fresh produce at low, farm-direct prices. U-Pick, Animal Barn, Giftshop, Cafe.
Senator Betsy Johnson State Sen. for District 16 - Clatsop, Columbia and portions of Multnomah (Sauvie Island), Tillamook and Washington counties
Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm U-pick. Picking containers supplied. Wide selection of blueberry varieties.
Sauvie Island Ornamentals Containerized Specimen deciduous trees-Nursery-must call for appointment.
Oak Island Farms Raising pastured beef and growing hay crops, corn, silage and corn earlage
Sauvie Island Kennels Professional all-breed pet boarding, training and grooming
The MAiZE Portland's Original corn maze...since 1999. Offering 8 acres of family, farmin' fun!
Linnton Feed & Seed Linnton Feed & Seed has been supporting rural and urban farming and agriculture since 1946.
Cistus Nursery Ornamental plants from around the world
Minoggie Kennels All breed boarding and obedience/retriever training.
Bailey Nurseries Wholesale bareroot nursery in business since 1905.

Emergency Preparedness

SICA and the Sauvies Island Grange are working with the Sauvie Island Fire District and the Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management to help you and your neighbors identify resources to share and special needs to be aware of in an emergency. We also encourage you to organize your own Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET). For more information visit Multnomah County,Office of Emergency Management website.

Family Emergency Kit

Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene during an emergency, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. In addition, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, and telephones may be cut off for days or even longer. We may need to survive on our own after an emergency. Putting together an emergency kit will help you do just that.

Family Emergency Supplies List

Preparing Beyond 72 Hours

It’s a general rule to plan for at least three days after a disaster, but you should still think through your needs for up to at least three weeks without services. The aftermath of the earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan is one example of how some residents had to provide for themselves for much longer, even with assistance from their local Red Cross and other disaster relief agencies. Here is some more information to help you prepare for beyond the first 72 hours:

Water: The standard recommendation is storing one gallon of water per person per day. But this doesn’t take care of all of the possible water needs – washing, showering, flushing toilets, washing dishes and clothes. Here are some sources for non-drinking water:

  • Water heater tank
  • Rainwater barrels
  • Swimming pools
  • Hot tubs
  • Bath tubs (if you know that a possible power or water outage is imminent, filling your bathtub ahead of time will provide water for non-drinking needs.)

Another good idea is to have a water filter that can filter out bacteria or have water purification tablets in your emergency kit. These can be found at many local outdoor or camping supply stores.

Food: Refrigerated and frozen foods will spoil within a few days if power is lost. If you don’t have a camp stove or barbecue to cook it on, find out who in your neighborhood does. Store extra fuel for camp stoves and barbecues if you do have them. Keep at least a week’s supply of non-perishable, ready-to-eat food with a high calorie content. And make sure that the foods you store are foods that you like to eat.

Power: Be prepared to be without a refrigerator/freezer, hot water, computers, stoves, and devices requiring recharging. Consider purchasing a generator and extra fuel for heating and lighting. Be careful using candles or any type of fuel-based lamp that requires ventilation.

Human Waste: Stored water can be used to flush toilets but may not be an option when the water supply is limited. Store several boxes of small and large plastic bags and two to three bags of cat litter to use as an alternative to a flushing toilet. Place a plastic bag with cat litter in the toilet or in a 5 gallon bucket to collect waste (toilet seats that fit a standard 5 gallon bucket can be purchased at some outdoor or camping supply stores).

Shelter: If your house is uninhabitable and shelter services are not available, a tent may be the next best option. Even if your home is inhabitable but not heated, a tent can be set up inside. It will retain more body heat and help you to keep warm.
Don’t forget: Your pets! Prepare to provide for them as well as any livestock you may own.

Entertainment! Disasters can be very stressful. Keep games, toys and treats available to keep your family entertained and to provide some escape from the stress.

NETS!

Every “neighborhood” (a group of nearby—no more than a quarter-of-mile from each other—homes, farms, businesses) on Sauvie Island should begin creating a NEIGHBORHOOD EMERGENCY TEAM (NET). We should have 15-20 NETs on the Island.

The City of Portland’s Bureau of Emergency Management and Multnomah County’s Office of Emergency Management are encouraging the residents of Sauvie Island to prepare for a regional emergency such as a severe winter storm, flood, wildfire, or major earthquake by creating NETs island-wide.

Our 2017 picnic was held at the neighborhood gathering place of one Sauvie Island NET (the homes near the intersection of Sauvie Island Road and Reeder Road). We are beginning to stock our “neighborhood emergency cellar” with enough supplies to last up to two weeks, if necessary.

For more information on organizing your own NET for your part of the island, contact Fire Chief Chris Lake or John Eccles, Sauvie Island Fire District’s mass shelter coordinator.

PLUS, watch NEWSLINKS for details on upcoming information and training sessions at the Fire Station.