First "Are YOU ready?" Preparedness Expo was a Success!

on Thursday, 19 September 2013. Posted in Events


"Are YOU ready?" Preparedness Expo 2013 was a success!

On Saturday, September 14, the gateway to the Columbia River Gorge was wide open! Skies were brilliant blue, the air temperature was in the mid-to-upper 80’s, the breeze along the river kept things comfortable, and the views from Marina Park were picture perfect with Mt. Hood to the east and a river full of fisherman working to take home some fall Chinook.

Meanwhile, in the Port of Camas-Washougal’s Marina Park and Parker’s Landing Historical Park, more than 35 preparedness experts were on hand to share information and answer questions on many of the issues related to “personal preparedness” in the northwest. Topics ranged from getting your self and your family mentally and spiritually prepared for disasters, to the function behind remote control quad-copters, convenient ways to store enough drinkable water, to which plants in our backyard are edible, to reasons why miniature turkeys might be part of your “living prepared” lifestyle.

By day’s end approximately 200 to 250 people had attended the first "Are YOU ready?" Preparedness Expo 2013, at Marina Park & Parker’s Landing Historical Park. Sponsored by, plans are already underway to host an even larger personal preparedness expo on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

2013 Participant Preparedness Experts were: American Red Cross, Backyard Bees, Backyard Chickens, Boy Scouts of America, Boy Scout Troop 314—Washougal Washington, Coffee & Beans, Dutch Oven Cooking, East County Fire & Rescue —Station 91, Farmers Insurance-Luke Shanahan, Firewise, Gardening in the Gorge, Gorge Preparedness—, Ham Radios, LJC Feedstore, Long-term food Storage,, Skamania County Emergency Management, Region IV-Public Health, US Geological Service, Water, WSU Master Food Preservers, and WSU Master Gardeners.

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