Without WaterWatch, many of Oregon’s rivers and streams would run dry. Unbelievable but true. In fact, during key dry months in almost every river basin in Oregon, there are too many water rights and not enough water to go around. Even in the 21st century, it can be legal in Oregon to drain our rivers until they are bone dry.
That’s what WaterWatch works to prevent. For more than 30 years, WaterWatch has protected and restored water to Oregon’s rivers, streams and lakes for fish, wildlife, and people. Our work isn’t glamorous. It can be difficult. We keep regulators accountable. We speak for the public interest. We pass balanced water legislation and, when necessary, we go to court. Our goal is to ensure a legacy of healthy rivers in Oregon.
Generous sponsorship of our annual auction and dinner helps WaterWatch deliver major conservation victories for Oregon’s rivers and fish in 2017 and beyond.