Senator Wyden issues historic challenge to Oregonians to protect state’s best rivers

October 2, 2019

October 2, 2019

Contact: David Moryc, 503-307-1137
Amy Kober, 503-708-1145

Washington – Senator Ron Wyden today launched an effort that could lead to major new protections for healthy, free-flowing rivers across Oregon.

His statewide public process asks Oregonians for their input on which rivers deserve new Wild and Scenic River protections. October 2 marks the 51st anniversary of the national Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and Senator Wyden has protected more Wild and Scenic Rivers than any other member of Congress for his home state.

Bob Irvin, President and CEO of American Rivers, made the following statement:

“Oregonians have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to protect the rivers that make their state so special. Senator Wyden’s call to action to conserve clean water, fish and wildlife habitat, and world-class outdoor recreation furthers his legacy as one of the nation’s strongest champions for rivers. We applaud his leadership and we encourage every Oregonian who values clean water, fish and wildlife and all of the health and economic benefits of wild rivers to speak up.”