For 30 years, the non-profit WaterWatch of Oregon has been instrumental in keeping Oregon rivers from running dry. The organization works year-round to protect and restore water to rivers, streams, and lakes for fish, wildlife, and people. To help fund these efforts, WaterWatch holds an annual auction. This year’s “Celebration of Oregon Rivers” auction and dinner brought over 300 supporters together for a night of fun, education, and bidding to the Tiffany Center in downtown Portland. Paddle raises and silent bids brought in a record-breaking $183,875 which covers close to a 1/3 of the organization’s annual operating budget.
This year marks our 5th year supporting WaterWatch and their mission by being an event sponsor, and it’s my 7th year serving on their board. I’m confident that WaterWatch will achieve even more success in the years to come. If you missed the auction and would like to show your support, you can still make your tax-deductible donation on the organization’s website.