Protect and Restore Free Flowing Oregon Rivers

by WaterWatch of Oregon
Dec 19, 2013

2013 Greatest Hits and More

Fielder Dam Removal Project
Fielder Dam Removal Project

WaterWatch is grateful for the support provided by Globalgiving donors. Your generous donations have helped WaterWatch advance an aggressive restoration and protection agenda for streamflows, native fish and wildlife in ecologically significant watersheds across Oregon.

Recent conservation successes made possible with Globalgiving support include the following:

Recent victories that your support for WaterWatch helped make possible include:

  • Real progress towards a modernized Columbia River Treaty with Canada that addresses not only hydropower and flood control but also, for the first time, the health of the Columbia River. 
  • Breakthroughs in a decade-long stalemate to remove Fielder and Wimer Dams on Evans Creek in the Rogue Basin, two of the state’s top ten worst fish passage barriers.
  • Resurgent salmon, steelhead and cutthroat trout in the Rogue River due to the Free the Rogue Campaign dam removals.
  • New hope for streamflows and fish in the Crooked River in the Deschutes Basin below Bowman Dam as a result of new federal legislation.
  • Holding the line on excessive municipal water use at the expense of resident and migratory fish in the Clackamas, McKenzie, Chetco, Nestucca, and Row Rivers.    
  • New limits on damaging suction dredge mining and a revival of Oregon’s obligation to consider designating new river reaches for protection under Oregon’s Scenic Waterway Act.
  • Multiple new science and water management positions that begin to reverse years of legislative disinvestment at the Oregon Water Resources Department. 
  • The launch of a strategic water use monitoring and accountability program in the water-short John Day Basin.

Your support is essential to the continued protection and restoration of rivers and streams across Oregon. Your support helps create rational water policies for Oregon and the West. Oregon is one of the last best places. The issues around water are some of the critical environmental issues of our time. Thank you for your continued support

Wimer Dam Removal Project
Wimer Dam Removal Project
John Day Monitoring Project
John Day Monitoring Project
Protecting streamflows in the Chetco River
Protecting streamflows in the Chetco River



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WaterWatch of Oregon

Location: Portland, Oregon - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
John DeVoe
Portland, Oregon United States
$9,440 raised of $20,000 goal
43 donations
$10,560 to go
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