City Council accepts the Dark Skies report and proclaims September 19, 2020 as Lights Out Portland night

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On September 17, 2020 City Council voted to accept the Dark Skies: Strategies for Reducing Light Pollution in Portland report. The report includes background information on, and recommendations for, reducing light pollution generated by unnecessary outdoor lighting.

City Council also read a proclamation declaring this Saturday, September 19, 2020, to be Lights Out Portland Night in honor of Portland Audubon’s annual public outreach event to call attention to the fall launch of bird migration season and engage residents and building owners and managers in actions to reduce unnecessary sky glow and help to prevent birds from being attracted to urban areas.

Dark Skies Report adopted

For more information, contact Shannon Buono at shannon.buono@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-7662.