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2014

Protect Wildlife and the Klamath Refuges!, September 17, 2014
For the third year in a row, thousands of birds are dying in the Klamath Basin for lack of water. Please ask Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to deliver emergency water this year to Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge as peak fall waterfowl migration approaches, and use the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s senior water rights for refuge wildlife and habitat purposes, not for commercial agricultural crops.

Protect the Oregon Spotted Frog – and protect Oregon’s rivers!, July 11, 2014
The Oregon Spotted Frog – the most aquatic native frog species in the Pacific Northwest – is in trouble. Frog populations have declined dramatically due to the loss of stream and wetland habitat, dams, water diversions, and poor water quality.

Stop a Threat to the North Fork Smith River!, July 2, 2014
The Oregon Water Resources Department is accepting public comment until July 8th on a limited license application to use surface water for exploratory drilling in the North Fork Smith River watershed with the intent of operating a strip mine. Your voice is needed!

Stop the Rogue River Water Grab! June 20, 2014
Hellgate Jet Boats is demanding that they receive the benefit of Rogue River flows reserved by law for fish survival. If they succeed, it could devastate the Rogue’s prized salmon runs. Please tell Congress and the Army Corps of Engineers that you oppose this Rogue River water grab!

Speak Up for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Programs Protecting Oregon’s Rivers! May 14, 2014
ODFW is currently in the process of developing its next budget request. As part of that process, they have scheduled public townhall meetings across the state. If you care about Oregon’s rivers, this is an important opportunity to weigh in support of ODFW programs that protect our state’s waters.

Rogue River Salmon and Steelhead Need Your Help – One More Time! May 8, 2014
There is one more important grant needed this spring to ensure that the Fielder and Wimer dams on Evans Creek come out by 2015! Please ask the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program Board to support WaterWatch’s application for funding this important project.

One Step Closer to Removing Two of Oregon’s Top Fish Barriers – Thanks to You! April 30, 2014
Last month, we asked you to contact the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board to support WaterWatch’s Fielder and Wimer dam removals project on Evans Creek, an important spawning tributary of the Rogue River. We got an overwhelming response – demonstrating just how much Oregonians cherish the Rogue Basin’s famed salmon and steelhead runs.

Stop the Bull Run Takeover! April 8, 2014
In May, Portland voters will vote on an initiative that would strip the Water Bureau from the City of Portland and create a new water board. WaterWatch strongly opposes this initiative and recommends a “no” vote on Measure 26-156.

Let’s Remove Two of Oregon’s Top Fish Barriers! March 28, 2014
Please ask the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board to support WaterWatch’s Fielder and Wimer dam removals project on Evans Creek, an important spawning tributary of the Rogue River.

Tell Our Senators: Don’t Let Our Rivers Run Dry! March 24, 2014
Please contact Oregon’s U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today and ask them to oppose S. 1630, the “Water Rights Protection Act.” This bill would have serious implications for water management across the country and undermine efforts to improve the health of the nation’s rivers and public lands, including National Parks, National Forests, and National Wildlife Refuges.

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