Oregon Utility Notification Center / OUNC was a proud sponsor of this years Starlight Parade on June 1st.
There was 325,000 spectators that lined the streets of downtown Portland to watch the second-largest illuminated parade in the Northwest. We were able to share the 811 message to a very large audience!
A huge thank you to One Call Concepts, Inc. and 811 On The Road for bringing the 811 Car to be in the parade. Another thank you to the wonderful volunteers that helped hand out 811 promo items and walked the parade!
Tobin Werner, NW Natural, shared natural gas safety information as well as job opportunities in the industry with the students. We also shared the importance of calling 811 before any digging project!
Students from Sam Barlow, Parkrose, Washougal, Reynolds, David Douglas, and Franklin high schools attended.
Each activity station gave the students demonstrations on installing piping, virtual reality equipment simulation, and other job related skills. After stopping by our 811 booth, they learned the importance of always Calling 811 before any excavation/digging project.
Oregon Utility Notification Center / OUNC sponsored this years Mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit!
The outreach effort to the 300 attendees was very successful we shared with them the new standards manuals, the new call timeline, and the updates to the OAR’s.
Keynote Speakers Russ and Laurel Youngstrom stopped by the Oregon 811 booth after their presentation. #CallBeforeYouDig