Oregon Utility Notification Center was present at Cape Blanco and Willamette CMF this year. The new 811 Trailer provided festive give aways for the attendees at the music festivals. Thanks again to all the volunteers who worked hard and provided the message to call 811 before you dig!
The third annual Locator Safety Awareness Week is June 19 – June 25, 2016. The purpose of this effort is to keep our nation’s locators safe on the job.
You can help promote awareness of the hazards related to utility locating by doing the following:
Sponsored by: Metropolitan, Mid-Willamette Valley, North Coast and Yamhill County Utility Coordinating Councils
When: June 25, 2016 8:00 am – 2:00 pm (Registration from 8:00 – 10:00 am)
Where: Henry Hagg Lake – Boat Ramp C
50250 SW Scoggins Valley Road, Gaston, OR 97119
Who: Open to the public – All attendees welcome!
Cost: This event is FREE however you must RSVP and have a valid fishing license. There is a $6 State parking fee that you will be responsible for upon entrance to the park.
Bring your own fishing pole and bait. Boats are allowed on the lake. Please RSVP your registration form to Stephanie Baxter at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 503-220-2586. If you have questions please call Stephanie at 503-721-2470.
If you do not RSVP by June 17, 2016, we cannot guarantee lunch.
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Portland Timbers soccer tickets, gift certificates for 2 nights of camping at PGE’s Pelton Park on Lake Simtustus, 2 nights in a cabin at Promotory Park and many other prizes will be awarded.
The Kids Poster Contest is sponsored by the Oregon Utility Notification Center. Students attending Mary Woodward, Alberta Rider and Deer Creek Elementary Schools and are in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade are eligible to enter the contest. It is designed to combine a student’s originality and artistic talent with his or her ability to share the important message of Know what’s below, Call 811 before you dig.
Fun Facts to know: There are over 2.6 million miles of underground pipelines in the United States – enough to circle the earth over 100 times.
Every digging job requires a call – even small projects like planting trees or shrubs.
Data shows that if you call 811 before digging, you will avoid hitting an underground facility 99% of the time.
Oregon 811 had a booth set up at the Moshofsky Center for the Civil War game.
Hundreds of fans stopped by to learn about safe digging and spun the wheel for a prize. Thanks to all the volunteers who made it a successful day.
WIN Civil War tickets in 2 easy steps:
1. “LIKE” the Oregon Utility Notification Center Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/digsafelyoregon
2. POST your answer on Facebook to the question asked there.
After you complete these steps, your name will be entered to win TWO tickets to the Civil War football game. A winner will be randomly selected.
Locator training has been a focus for the OUNC as the demand for this specialized craft continues to increase. In 2015, the OUNC conducted locator training sessions in Redmond, Sherwood and Pendleton. Seventy-one students completed course studies and field instruction. Additional information for 2016 class schedules: scroll under News & Events to Locator Training. Schedule TBD.
305 N.E. 102nd Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97220
Toll Free: 877-668-4001
The OUNC is an official state agency. www.oregon.gov.