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Contact Governor Kate Brown

   Contact Governor Kate Brown Please write, email, or call Governor Kate Brown and ask for an immediate statewide halt to aerial pesticide spraying, and also ask her to initiate a statewide ban on prescribed burning. ​Concurrently with the coronavirus public health emergency that is going on, many people who live in rural communities near the Oregon […]

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Pesticides and Environmental Justice: Impacts on Community Health

   Pesticides and Environmental Justice: Impacts on Community Health Thanks go to Dr. Deke Gundersen, toxicologist, for a very informative presentation entitled Pesticides and Environmental Justice: Impacts on Community Health at the recent North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection event held in Rockaway Beach.People from as far away as Astoria and Lincoln City attended this event, […]

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What to Do When You See Smoke from Clearcutting

  Clearcut Smoke and What to Do Many people who live on the North Coast have been concerned about smoky air caused by burning in clearcut areas, you may have even seen the smoke coming off our mountains. But what can you do about it? Quick Navigation Contact the Oregon Department of ForestryReport the Smoke/File a […]

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Nancy Webster being interviewed

Look! We’re in the News

On Saturday, September 21, 2019 CBS This Morning ran the story: “How to Protect Trees of the Pacific Northwest”This piece is part of their series Eye On Earth and features Nancy Webster from North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection and Chandra LeGure, Western Oregon Field Coordinator for Oregon Wild.Watch the Video Recently Rob Davis, an investigative […]

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Hug Point Gathering

July 2, 2019 Despite the fact that the Oregon Department of Forestry offered a public showing of a proposed timber clearcut on public land along Highway 101 near Hug Point, they canceled the showing when it was clear that a concerned public would actually show up. This cancelation didn’t stop the public from attending, however. The […]

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The Forest Fairies Take 1st Place!

The Forest Fairies, a flighty branch of NCCWP, took first place in the nature representation category at the Manzanita July 4th parade!With fifteen assorted fairies (including the fairy queen!), gnomes, dragons, bears, wolves, stumps, and a skateboarding sprite, they passed out information to adult humans on protecting the fairies’ forest homes, and gave gifts of […]

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Logging Truck - Gold Beach

Timberland Herbicide Spraying Sickens a Community

Companies Deposit Thousands of Pounds of Herbicide Each Year on Oregon ForestsGOLD BEACH, OREGON It began with the whir of a helicopter and a bad smell and the even worse memories that the smell invoked, memories better left on the other side of the world. Within 24 hours of the incident, Keith Wright had a terrible […]

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After Pushback Oregon Scraps Report

After Pushback, Oregon Scraps Report Linking Private Forests To Water Quality RisksOregon’s Department of Environmental Quality drafted a report that identified logging as a contributor to known risks for drinking water quality in communities up and down the Oregon coast. But the report has never been published. It was scrapped by the agency after intense pushback and […]

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Drift: A Community Seeking Justice

Drift was created in the Winter of 2015 by students enrolled in the Environmental Leadership Program at the University of Oregon in collaboration with residents of Gold Beach, OregonOn October 16, 2013, a helicopter spraying herbicides over clearcuts in Cedar Valley took multiple trips over a stretch of homes in Gold Beach, Oregon. Herbicides leaked onto […]

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