Advocating for Reform at the State Capitol

Advocating for Reform at the State Capitol

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

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.

Let Our Legislators Know You Support Funding for Rivers!, April 13, 2015
Oregon’s rivers, fish, and wildlife need your support at upcoming public hearings! The Oregon Legislature’s Joint Ways and Means Committee is putting on hearings across Oregon this April to gather input from citizens on priorities for the 2015 through 2017 budget.

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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