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Partners Present "Secrets of Crater Lake" Event, January 14
Monday, January 14, 2008 - 5:30pm to Monday, January 14, 2008 - 7:30pm

What: An unusual partnership has come together to help bring Crater Lake National Park to Portland. The Crater Lake National Park Trust, a nonprofit organization created to protect, promote and enhance Crater Lake National Park, has teamed with leading scientists from Oregon State University and Portland State University and leading sustainability firm Ecos Consulting to present "Secrets of Crater Lake," an informational event.

When: Wednesday, January 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, Vanport Room, room 338 (1825 SW Broadway).

Cost: This event is free and open to the public.

Contact: For more information, contact Jeff Allen, Crater Lake National Park Trust (541-490-9021); Scott Burns, Portland State University (503-725-3389); Robert Collier, Oregon State University (541-737-4367);
or David Weigel, Ecos Consulting (503-525-2700, ext. 105).

Background: The Crater Lake National Park Trust ( is a nonprofit organization that works to help protect, promote and enhance Crater Lake National Park, its unique water purity and its value for human inspiration and knowledge.

Ecos ( delivers proven results for clients looking to reduce their energy use, manage their carbon emissions or make their operations more environmentally sustainable. With over a decade of experience designing innovative and cost-effective ways to leverage market-based mechanisms for the benefit of the planet, Ecos performs the research, develops the plans and implements the projects that make the most significant impact on the vitality of both its clients and the world. Ecos has offices in Portland, Oregon; San Francisco; Seattle; and Durango, Colorado.

Portland State University serves as a center of opportunity for more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 125 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe.