Advocating for Reform at the State Capitol

Advocating for Reform at the State Capitol

Water law is primarily state law. WaterWatch works at the Oregon State Capitol to provide a voice for healthy rivers and sound water policies. Please check back here for more information, updates, and alerts!

IMPORTANT: Make Your Voice Heard for Oregon’s Rivers & Fish by Tomorrow Morning!, May 12, 2015
Please ask our leaders in Salem to protect our rivers and fish by supporting Senate Bill 247! If SB 247 does not pass, ODFW is slated to cut the Water Program and a number of Assistant District Biologists statewide. These positions are absolutely critical to the protection and restoration of Oregon’s rivers and streams.

Say “No” to Fish-Blocking Dams in the Malheur!, April 22, 2015
Please ask your state Representative in Salem to vote “No” on HB 3217! This bill purports to be about beaver dam restoration, but would allow permanent dams on streams historically used by native fish while exempting these structures from current law which ensures that fish can move safely past dams to reach important habitat.

Add Your Voice to Protect Oregon’s Rivers
Grassroots support and public participation are essential to reforming the antiquated laws and policies that degrade our waterways. Add your voice to the call for change – contact your lawmakers and please sign up for WaterWatch’s email action network, RiverAction, today.

Oregon Conservation Network Common Agenda
WaterWatch has served on the Steering Committee of the Oregon Conservation Network and the Priorities for a Healthy Oregon.

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