Protecting Our Treasures: The New Film From Pacific Rivers Celebrates Senator Ron Wyden’s River Democracy Act
(Portland, OR) Launched on the first day of National Rivers Month, Pacific River’s inspiring new video River Democracy celebrates Senator Ron Wyden’s River Democracy Act, pending legislation that would add nearly 4700 miles of river segments nominated by our fellow Oregonians to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
These new designations build upon Senator Wyden’s life-long commitment to protecting Oregon’s free-flowing rivers and will include 800 segments of watersheds throughout every region of the state. 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 video, his bill is about protecting Oregon’s treasures and, on our watch, truly doing something meaningful for the future of all our kids and grandkids.
Greg Haller, Pacific Rivers’ Executive Director, explains: “Senator Wyden has been a leader for Oregon’s watersheds since his days as a Congressman. Pacific Rivers is proud to have worked closely with him since the 1988 Oregon Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, which to this day remains the largest river protection act within the Lower 48. This new legislation builds and expands on that incredible legacy and will truly make Oregon the Wild and Scenic Rivers capital of the world.”
Our new video, River Democracy, will be released to the public on June 1st, the first day of National Rivers Month. Viewers can connect to the video at our homepage and through our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at: @pacificrivers