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2019 Oregon Legislature Recap: Myopia reigns, river protection and smart water management bills few and far between.

Don’t be fooled. Despite the Capitol’s stately appearance, the 2019 legislative session was filled with broken promises, acrimonious debate and plenty of regressive proposals about water and rivers. Against the high drama of the 2019 session, including two Republican walkouts, many broken promises and sweeping polarizing behavior within the halls of Salem, water did not fare well. This, despite a …

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The Nehalem River becomes Oregon’s latest State Scenic Waterway!

Thanks to you, a 17.5 mile stretch of the Nehalem River is now a state scenic waterway, thus helping to protect instream flows, prevent new dams, and protect native fish. In our previous newsletter, we urged supporters to contact Oregon Governor Kate Brown to designate the Nehalem River on the Northern Oregon Coast as a state scenic waterway. Congratulations! Your …