Fish and wildlife habitat

Ashley Miller | 06.26.12 4:38 pm

Have you heard the good news? The city of Corvallis has just joined Portland in banning single-use plastic bags at the checkout stand! As you may recall, OLCV, as well as Oregon Conservation Network (OCN) partner organizations like the Surfrider Foundation, Environment Oregon and Sierra Club worked hard last year to ban the bag in Portland. Soon after, the race to be the 2nd city in the state to ban the bag began. Newport, Corvallis and Eugene all began looking at bag bans of their own. 

Tresa | 12.12.11 5:14 pm

The Bull Run watershed is what many cities dream about.  With over one quarter of all Oregonians drinking water sourced from the Bull Run watershed, water quality and management costs are critical.

Tresa | 11.30.11 4:57 pm

Our good friend Regna Merritt who's been leading the charge to protect Portland families from outlandishly high water rate increases just sent us some great news.

I wanted to share it with you -

Tresa | 10.18.11 2:34 pm

If you don't know Jerry Herrmann you should.

Jerry HermmannJerry is a dedicated Clackamas County Steering Committee member who works hard to protect Oregon's natural legacy by electing pro-environment leaders. He's also been featured on Good Morning America for his famous feasts of traditionally prepared Native American Salmon Bakes. 

| 05.03.11 9:31 am

 Late last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Hood River's Elaine Thompson, an OLCV member and staunch supporter of making Oregon the first state in the nation to ban single-use plastic checkout bags. 

Elaine says she's a Northwest girl at heart and loves Oregon. And because she feels so passionately about this issue she took the time to work with us to  organize people to take action around showings of ‘Bag It!’ in Hood River.

And why does Elaine support the OLCV? She put it simply and eloquently: 

| 04.26.11 11:52 am

At our 14th Annual Celebration for the Environment, Governor John Kitzhaber offered stirring remarks about the importance of the OLCV and our work on myriad conservation issues. And he affirmed his commitment to work with us to protect Oregon's great natural legacy for future generations. 

Here's just a small sample of his remarks:

Since I was last in office, you have had a truly productive eight years – organizing, educating, and sometimes scratching and clawing to protect Oregon’s land, air and water for future generations. 

| 04.19.11 10:56 am

At this year's OLCV Annual Celebration dinner, we debuted a video featuring several Oregon business leaders, conservationists, and elected officials as they look back at the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill. They go on to talk about the critical work that OLCV does to protect Oregon's environment and create jobs at the same time.

Click below to watch the video:

Toby Van Fleet | 03.02.11 2:29 pm

Yesterday, the national League of Conservation Voters released a special edition Scorecard scoring your elected leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives on environmental, public health, and energy votes taken on amendments to the “Continuing Resolution” – the spending bill -- that just passed in the House.

Toby Van Fleet | 12.08.10 2:29 pm

Yesterday. Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) reached a historic milestone in the process of protecting Oregon's rich marine habitat and the local economies it supports.

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