Audrey McCall Beach

Birth of a Beach, Audrey McCall Beach {Part 3 of 3}

May 23, 2019
By Ringleader Willie Levenson
 
In the first two parts of this story about the forming of Audrey McCall Beach, HAP worked to address the creativity gap to unearth a beach (Part 1) that was buried in concrete, rip-rap, and abandoned pilings (Part 2).
The aspect of activism I love the most is cultivating and sharing encouragement and support from peers. Collaborating with peers to solve problems. These ...   read more

Birth of a Beach, Audrey McCall Beach {Part 2 of 3}

April 29, 2019
By Ringleader Willie Levenson
 
In the first part of this story about the forming of Audrey McCall Beach, HAP worked with inmates from the Inverness Inmate Work Crew to haul out concrete from the beach. With their help and the muscle power of other friends/volunteers, we removed 19 tons of concrete over four summers – all without bringing in heavy mechanized equipment (as required in our permit).
 
The ...   read more

Portland's 2nd Beach, Audrey McCall Beach {Part 1 of 3}

March 24, 2019
By Ringleader, Willie Levenson
 
The Big Float’s first year was 2011. Around 1,000 people participated. It was a crazy lift and learning curve to get it together. 
 
To put on The Big Float we had to find sponsors, pull permits, plan the event, line up bands and vendors, create a website, and hope folks came. It was thrilling to pull it off and experience validation that we were on to something. ...   read more