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"Celebration of Oregon Rivers" 14th Annual Auction and Dinner

Nov. 5, 2016, 5:00 PM (PDT)
Nov. 5, 2016, 10:00 PM (PDT)
Portland, OR

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"Celebration of Oregon Rivers" 14th Annual Auction and Dinner


Proceeds from the evening event will enable WaterWatch to implement many game-changing and innovative projects throughout the state. A few current projects, include:

  • Filling critical gaps in streamflow protection across Oregon.
  • Restoring streamflows to almost 70 miles of the Crooked River in central Oregon for reintroduced steelhead and redband trout.
  • Advocating to modernize the Columbia River Treaty and for new Treaty conditions that would allow the river to behave more like a river.
  • Negotiating, and when necessary, litigating for the streamflows and water policies that give life to the McKenzie, Clackamas, Chetco, Kilchis, Hood, and other rivers critical to Oregon's fish populations.
  • Protecting groundwater that feeds the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and securing conservation planning for the National Wildlife Refuges of the Klamath Basin.

Without WaterWatch, many of Oregon’s rivers and streams would run dry. Unbelievable but true. In fact, during key dry months in almost every river basin in Oregon, there are too many water rights and not enough water to go around. Even in the 21st century, it can be legal in Oregon to drain our rivers until they are bone dry. 

That’s what WaterWatch works to prevent. For more than 30 years, WaterWatch has protected and restored water to Oregon’s rivers, streams and lakes for fish, wildlife, and people. Our work isn’t glamorous. It can be difficult. We keep regulators accountable. We speak for the public interest. We pass balanced water legislation and, when necessary, we go to court. Our goal is to ensure a legacy of healthy rivers in Oregon. 

Generous sponsorship of our annual auction and dinner helps WaterWatch deliver major conservation victories for Oregon’s rivers and fish in 2017 and beyond.

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