Press Releases

26 Organizations Sound Alarm on Klamath Water

For Immediate Release March 27, 2012 Contact: Steve Pedery, Oregon Wild, 503-283-6343 ext212 Bob Sallinger, Audubon Society of Portland, 503-380-9728 Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, 503-484-7495 Jim McCarthy, WaterWatch of Oregon, 541-941-9450 26 Organizations Sound Alarm on Klamath Water Wildlife advocates urge Obama administration not to allow National Wildlife Refuges to go dry, halt […]

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Merkley Legislation on Klamath Falls Short

For Immediate Release Oregon Wild * WaterWatch of Oregon November 10, 2011 CONTACT: Steve Pedery, Oregon Wild – 503.283.6343 ext. 212 Lisa Brown, WaterWatch of Oregon – 503.295.4039 ext. 4 Merkley Legislation on Klamath Falls Short Oregon conservationists frustrated by anti-wildlife provisions, lack of water for salmon Portland — Oregon conservation groups today expressed disappointment

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Rogue River Runs Free at Savage Rapids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rogue River Runs Free at Savage Rapids Storied Salmon Stream Undergoes Historic Restoration October 8, 2009 Contact: Bob Hunter, WaterWatch Staff Attorney, 541-778-3310 John DeVoe, WaterWatch Executive Director, 971-322-5635 Tomorrow, the Rogue River will move freely for the first time in nearly a century on a stretch of river near Grants Pass,

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Latest Klamath Dam Removal Proposal Delays Decision to Remove Dams

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Latest Klamath Dam Removal Proposal Delays Decision to Remove Dams Joined Agreements Protect Dam Owner and Agribusiness, Leave Fish and Wildlife at Risk PORTLAND, OR Sep 30, 2009 Portland, OR –WaterWatch of Oregon, an ardent advocate for the removal of four salmon-killing dams on the Klamath River, joined other conservationists in criticizing a

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New Level of Protection Achieved for Rogue River Flows, Fish, and Recreation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Level of Protection Achieved for Rogue River Flows, Fish, and Recreation Substantial New Instream Water Right Provides Certainty for Rogue’s Future The Rogue River Watershed (click image to enlarge) MEDFORD, OR Aug 14, 2009 Bob Hunter (541)826-4399 Continuing an unprecedented series of recent restoration achievements for the Free the Rogue Campaign, this

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$5 million of Federal Stimulus Awarded to Remove Rogue River’s Gold Ray Dam

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE $5 million of Federal Stimulus Awarded to Remove Rogue River’s Gold Ray Dam Project will mark fourth significant dam removal on Rogue River in three years MEDFORD, OR Jun 30, 2009   Media Contact: John DeVoe (971) 322-5635 Continuing an unprecedented wave of dam removals on the internationally famous Rogue River, today federal

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WaterWatch Media Advisory: Demolition Commences on Rogue River’s Savage Rapids Dam

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WaterWatch Media Advisory: Demolition Commences on Rogue River’s Savage Rapids Dam Work Crews Move Closer to Historic Restoration GRANTS PASS May 28, 2009 Media Contact: Bob Hunter, WaterWatch, 541-826-4399 For more information online, visit www.waterwatch.org June 1st will mark another milestone in the ongoing restoration of the Rogue River when dam demolition will

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Removal Commences on Rogue River’s Savage Rapids Dam

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Removal Commences on Rogue River’s Savage Rapids Dam U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Announces Work Crews Will Begin Task by End of Next Week Apr 01, 2009 Media Contacts: Bob Hunter, WaterWatch, 541-826-4399 Carolyn Devine, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, 503-986-0195 Dan Shepard, Grants Pass Irrigation District, 541-476-2582 Darren Funk, Slayden Construction Group, 503-769-1969

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Coastal Cutthroat Trout to Be Considered for Endangered Species Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Coastal Cutthroat Trout to Be Considered for Endangered Species Protection Court Overturns Decision to Deny Trout Protection in Lower Columbia River and Southwest Washington PORTLAND Apr 21, 2008   The U.S Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service did not give Columbia River and southwestern Washington

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No Dam Deal In Klamath Settlement Talks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No Dam Deal In Klamath Settlement Talks Proposed Settlement Deal Lacks Guaranteed Dam Removal, Guaranteed Water For Fish PORTLAND, OREGON Jan 15, 2008   Portland, Ore—The Bush administration is expected to release today one piece of a  “Klamath Dam Settlement Agreement,” the product of three years of secret negotiations over the future of

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