Citizens for Watershed Protection to host ‘Know Your Rights’ workshop in Rockaway

The membership of Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection (RBCWP) welcomes Civil Liberties Defense Center organizer Erin Grady from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov.13 at the North Coast Recreation District (NCRD) building, 36155 Ninth St. in Nehalem for a “Know Your Rights” workshop.

RBCWP invites all coastal residents interested in healthy, sustainable forestry on the North Coast to attend their public meeting Nov. 13.

“We will draw on Erin Grady’s significant knowledge of— and experience in— direct action and forest defense as we seek ways to advo cate successfully for the preservation, rehabilitation, and sustainability of our natural watersheds,” organizers with RBCWP said.

The Civil Liberties Defense Fund provides litigation, education, legal and strategic resources to strengthen community efforts to stand against environmental destruction.

“Widespread clear-cutting and the resulting siltification of our area streams, rivers and estuaries is harmful to forest health, salmon habitat, and drinking water. Forestry pesticides used by the timber industry only compound the problem, targeting wildlife food sources and further degrading the natural filtration of rainwater,” RBCWP member Carl Whiting, PhD, said.

The Nov. 13 event is free, and all interested community members are encouraged to attend.