You Can Help Us Win in Oregon!

Dear Oregon Sierrans,

This month, as we prepare to send out our annual funding appeal and ask each of you to support our work in Oregon, I can’t help but reflect on what an amazing year it has been for the volunteers and staff of the Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club!

Over 100 Oregon Sierra Club members traveled to a hearing in Seattle last year, joining with thousands more, to support the EPA’s recent decision to regulate dirty coal plant emissions.• Over 50,000 acres of eastern Oregon old growth and mature forest -

  • Over 50,000 acres of eastern Oregon old growth and mature forest – PROTECTED!
  • Bush-era plans to ramp up clearcutting across two million acres of western Oregon public land – REVOKED!
  • State legislation to dramatically increase clearcutting in the Tillamook State Forest – STOPPED!
  • Federal legislation to protect over 200,000 acres of new wilderness and 80 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers in Oregon – PASSED!
  • Over 1,000 advocates for clean energy solutions and opponents of reckless liquefied natural gas proposals – RALLIED!
  • Oregon’s only coal plant – POISED TO SHUT DOWN!
  • We are winning the fight to protect Oregon’s wild forests and high deserts, stop the construction of foolish LNG terminals and pipelines, and fight for clean and responsible energy solutions.  With nearly 20,000 members, hundreds of volunteers, and eight dedicated staff in Oregon, the Sierra Club is uniquely qualified to accomplish these visionary goals. Click here to learn more about our recent successes !

    But, we haven’t won yet and we must keep our resolve! In 2010, we need your help to:

  • LEAD a campaign to designate critical salmon and wildlife habitat in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests;
  • PROTECT eastern Oregon’s amazing two million-acre Owyhee Canyonlands as permanent wilderness;
  • STOP three reckless liquefied natural gas proposals and hundreds of miles of associated pipelines that threaten our farms and forests throughout Oregon;
  • DEFEND our forests in central and eastern Oregon from illegal logging proposals and from off-highway vehicle destruction; and
  • PHASE-OUT a coal plant that has been violating the Clean Air Act for almost three decades and is Oregon’s largest emitter of global warming pollution.
  • Now more than ever, the Sierra Club’s Oregon Chapter needs your financial contribution to help us continue our important work. Your annual membership to the Sierra Club is greatly appreciated and supports important national programs. However, your generous gift to the Oregon Chapter is especially meaningful because 100% of your contribution will be spent protecting our environment and natural resources right here in Oregon.

    We depend on members and supporters like you to help us achieve our conservation goals.

    Please join me today in making an important investment in the protection of Oregon’s air, water, and most special places by giving online at www.oregon.sierraclub.org/donate.

    For our families and our future,

    Brian Pasko,
    Oregon Chapter Director

    P.S. Times are tough for many of us, and that makes your gift even more important. If you can, please give a gift of  that is significant to you.  Or, consider a $10 per month sustaining gift by visiting us online at www.oregon.sierraclub.org/donate. We need to raise $45,000 this spring so that we can continue our work to protect Oregon’s wild forests and high deserts, stop the construction of foolish LNG terminals and pipelines, and fight for clean and responsible energy solutions. Every dollar counts!

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