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Andy Maggi | 07.25.12 2:16 pm

Next week, environmental historian Eric Rutkow will be appearing at two events in Portland. Eric is the author of American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation (Scribner, 2012), which offers a novel retelling of U.S. history with trees at the center of the story. As you might imagine, the forests of the Northwest feature prominently. Eric recently discussed his book with his law school classmate, former (and future) state representative Brent Barton, OLCV-endorsed candidate for House District 40:

Tresa | 12.12.11 4:14 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 3:57 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 1:34 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. 

| 05.18.11 10:53 am

Right now our legislative leaders in Salem are working to assemble Oregon’s budget for the next two years. While this is a tough job, it’s also one of the most critical ones for our environment.

| 05.03.11 8:31 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 10:52 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 9:56 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 | 12.08.10 1:29 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.

Meredith Shield | 12.08.10 12:20 pm

This week, we saw two huge victories for the Great Pacific Cleanup campaign that has been hard at work throughout the state, working with city governments to pass resolutions to “Ban the Bag” if the legislature does not pass one in the upcoming legislative session.

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