Oregon's rivers are at risk. Lucky for us, young people across the state are stepping up to restore healthy watersheds and protect your drinking water.
Thanks to you, state officials have updated Oregon’s roadmap for managing our water systems to prioritize healthy people, ecosystems, and a sustainable future for Oregon.
As we face a future with more wildfires, it's time to start looking beyond the burn. Even after flames die down, our watersheds are still at increased risk.
On the 45th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, we're shining a spotlight on the work still needed to protect clean water for our communities, our economy, and future generations.
50 years ago, our rivers looked a lot different. Today, we celebrate the Clean Water Act and discuss the work that still must be done to make sure every Oregonian has access to fishable, drinkable, and swimmable waterways.
UPDATE: The Oregon Water Resources Department received 250 comments from individual Oregonians on the Integrated Water Resources Strategy - that's 12x more than when the strategy was originally developed! Thanks to your advocacy, the Department heard the message loud and clear: prioritize clean and plentiful water for all Oregonians. Stay tuned for updates on how the final strategy lives up to your demands.It’s hard to think about drought when it’s still raining in June, but Oregon is about to enter its dry season. Although this year’s snowpack looks strong, experts predict that climate change will bring more drought in the future. That’s ...
By Samantha Murray, photo by Lacey JarrellLast week, some of the nation’s best and brightest water scientists, lawyers and policy-makers convened in Eugene, Oregon to think big about drought in the West. And the take-home message was that these dry periods are not going anywhere. In fact, they are more likely to grow in frequency and severity, thanks to climate change.Since populations have shifted over the years to the most arid parts of the country and much of our food comes from those same places, experts believe we’d be better off looking at drought as a “familiar common enemy" that unites us, rather than a natural disaster that ...