Perhaps the greatest aspect of living in the Pacific Northwest is the majestic, lush, and ecologically diverse wild spaces that surround us. Here at the Oregon Sierra Club, we are motivated by this beauty, especially when this natural beauty continues to be under attack by corporate interests and the federal government. From towering mountains to migrating salmon, we’re fighting for what makes our home great — making sure that wild spaces remain wild and public lands remain public, for generations to come.
In the next few weeks, we are excited to be sponsoring some important (and fun!) educational events in Portland about preserving and protecting the Pacific Northwest. Hope to see you there!
Tale of Two Rivers
The EcoTrust Building (721 NW 9th Ave, Suite 200, Portland)
An evening of conversation about Northwest salmon, orcas, and people, and rivers and dams and lessons learned—with a focus on the Elwha River in western Washington and the lower Snake River in eastern Washington. Featuring three renowned Northwest natural resource reporters Lynda Mapes (Seattle Times); Rocky Barker (Idaho Statesman) and Jeff Renner (formerly of KING5).
A reception proceeding the program will feature appetizers, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Admission is $10 and tickets are quickly running out – so RSVP today!
Public Lands Town Hall with Representative Blumenauer
KEEN (515 NW 13th Ave, Portland)
Join Congressman Earl Blumenauer (Oregon’s 3rd District) for a Town Hall about the state of our public lands in the current political climate. Come to learn about the various anti-public lands bills in Congress, the on-going efforts to expand protections for public lands, and the current status of Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
Free beer and light snacks will be available, as well as ways to get involved with groups fighting to protect our public lands. Learn more about the event and register here.