Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection (RBCWP) is a citizens group that was founded in 2012 in response to the clearcutting and aerial spraying of the Jetty Creek watershed that provides drinking water for the City of Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
Since its founding, we have worked to educate and motivate our friends and neighbors to help us protect Jetty Creek. Our efforts have led to reduced aerial spraying and community engagement with timber companies. Our work has expanded to include working with neighboring communities to help protect watersheds all along the North Oregon Coast.
Those of us working with RBCWP want to know that the water we drink and the air we breathe are safe, but we are concerned that existing forest management practices and State regulations place these precious resources at risk.
With that in mind, we encourage all Oregonians to learn more about the status of the watershed that provides their drinking water. This is a matter of public health.
As a citizens group, we invite all to attend our meetings, educational events, and hikes.