For 29 years, WaterWatch has protected and restored stream flows for fish, wildlife and the people who depend on healthy rivers. We appreciate your continued support during 2014 on critical projects that will protect and restore Oregon's rivers, remove obsolete dams and secure balanced water policies for Oregon's future. Your support will keep water instream for river health, defend ecologically significant rivers from threats and restore streams for fish, wildlife and people across Oregon.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
It is legal to drain a river dry in Oregon. This harms fish, wildlife, the public interest in waterways and anyone who uses or recreates on rivers. WaterWatch works to protect and restore streamflows in Oregon's rivers for fish, wildlife and the people who depend on healthy rivers. Healthy rivers benefit fish and wildlife and local economies across Oregon.
How will this project solve this problem?
WaterWatch advocates on behalf of streamflows and healthy rivers where ever decisions are made about Oregon's waters - before agencies, in the courts and in the legislature. This "in the trenches" advocacy protects and restores streamflows across Oregon.
Potential Long Term Impact
Healthy rivers and sound water policies are critical to Oregon's quality of life and economy. Healthy rivers are essential to salmon, steelhead, other fish and wildlife, recreation and local economies. WaterWatch is working to leave a legacy of healthy rivers in Oregon for future generations.
Total Funding Received to Date: $9,045
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $10,955
Total Funding Goal: $20,000