From Native Fish Society and Kirk Blaine
Send thanks to Representative Val Hoyle for reintroducing the Southern Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act!
Yesterday, U.S. Representative Val Hoyle took a significant step to protect Oregon’s treasured wild rivers by reintroducing the Southern Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act (SOWSPA) to Congress!
SOWSPA aims to safeguard over 101,000 acres of Oregon public lands and will help to permanently protect the headwaters of Southwest Oregon’s outstanding collection of wild rivers – including the National Wild and Scenic Illinois and the National Wild and Scenic North Fork Smith, plus Pistol River and Hunter Creek – from the threat of mining pollution. The communities of Southern Oregon and Northern California depend on these wild rivers for pure drinking water, salmon and steelhead runs, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation. Read the full legislation at this link.
Today, we’re requesting two minutes of your time to help share our gratitude to Representative Val Hoyle for her unwavering commitment to safeguarding Oregon’s precious rivers and the incredible life they sustain.
How can you help?
Send thanks to Representative Val Hoyle HERE by submitting the Action Alert. It will only take you a minute or two, but it will be hugely helpful in sharing our appreciation!
Additionally, Rep. Hoyle will be coming to Southern Oregon this weekend with Senator Wyden for public town hall meetings. We encourage anyone in the area to attend and thank Rep. Hoyle in person to share your support for reintroducing SOWSPA and her continued dedication to Oregon’s rivers! Town hall meeting details:
- Saturday, July 29 at 1:30pm at the Curry Public Library, Gold Beach, OR
- Sunday, July 30, at 1pm at Marshfield High School, Coos Bay, OR
Please take a moment share your thanks to Rep. Val Hoyle today and join the groundswell of public support for the reintroduction of the SOWSPA that will protect the homewaters we all love!
NFS Southern Oregon Coordinator