Our new issue of the Free Flow Newsletter is out now! Download a copy today or read it at the Pacific Rivers website.
The Fall issue includes insights from our board president Mike Morrison reporting on some big changes within the organization and exciting opportunities in the new year, an incredibly moving piece by board member Shaunna Oteka McCovey, and the year in review of Pacific Rivers. Plus, a glance at our board of directors and a moment of gratitude for some of our team that has moved on.
We're proud of this issue of Free Flow and the work and advocacy it celebrates. We hope you have time to check it out and find the essays, updates, and beautiful photos inspiring and informative.
Our latest film celebrates Senator Ron Wyden’s efforts to permanently protect nearly 4700 miles of free-flowing Oregon Rivers nominated by our fellow citizens as Wild and Scenic. These new Wild and Scenic Rivers will permanently protect our clean water and native species, improve fire resiliency, honor Tribal co-management, guarantee ongoing recreational and economic opportunity, and firmly establish Oregon as the country’s undisputed leader in permanent river protection.
As Senator Wyden explains in our new film, the River Democracy Act is about protecting Oregon’s treasures and, on our watch, truly doing something meaningful for the future of all our kids and grandkids.
The mission of Pacific Rivers is to protect and restore the watershed ecosystems of the West to ensure river health, biodiversity and clean water for present and future generations.