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We were all shocked and angered about the recent clearcut logging by Stimson Lumber in the Jetty Creek watershed, and that has motivated us to take strong actions.  In addition to that example of industrial forestry, we have been particularly dismayed by the following:  the large clearcuts on steep slopes above Wheeler plus those on steep slopes near the fish habitat of Foley Creek, as well as pesticide spraying of clearcuts that are less than a half mile from Nehalem Elementary School.

We were both humbled and energized by the strong response of so many of our members who wrote letters and made phone calls to the Oregon Department of Forestry, public officials, and news media to try to stop that recent clearcutting of one of the last vestiges of older trees in the Jetty Creek watershed.  In response, NCCWP is embarking on a new effort to shine a brighter light on what is happening to many of the watersheds on the Oregon Coast.  Even though many of us are very aware of what has been happening to these vital sources of drinking water and fish habitat, there are still many people who are not.  It is imperative that we get the word out to a larger group.  In order to make this happen, NCCWP is developing a Strategic Communications Platform that will place both state-wide ads produced by groups affiliated with us and our own locally-produced ads in local print and digital media.  (A campaign to encourage more people to write letters advocating better forestry practices is also a part of our plan.)  Our intention is to use local media outlets to inform more Oregonians about what is going on around the state behind the “beauty” strips that are left next to highways after clearcut logging.

Please make a donation to support this new and important effort to protect our forest waters and the true beauty of the places in Oregon that we all love.

If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to NCCWP, please make your check payable to Fulcrum Community Resources and write NCCWP on the memo line.

Send your check (payable to Fulcrum Community Resources with NCCWP on the memo line) to:

North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection

PO Box 345

Wheeler, OR 97147

Fulcrum Community Resources is a local 501(c)3 organization created to support local non-profit organizations such as  North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection.  For more information, visit the Fulcrum Community Resources website.

Or if you would like to make a non-tax-deductible donation, you can donate directly to North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection by sending a check payable to NCCWP.

Send your check to:

North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection

PO Box 345

Wheeler, OR 97147  

Peter Karnig

Nancy Webster   rockawaycitizen.water@gmail.com  503-355-2516

North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection (formerly Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection) is a grassroots group working, through education and advocacy, for better protections of the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the forests that sustain us. healthywatershed.org  www.facebook.com/NCCWATERSHEDPROTECTION

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