350 Oregon Central Coast, MidCoast Watersheds Council, and Citizens for a Better Lincoln County are sponsoring a Zoom presentation by John Wros of The Conservation Fund to describe how central Oregon coast communities can take steps to protect and enlarge their municipal drinking water sources. The live virtual presentation will be held 7:00 pm, Friday, September 10th. The Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3505677534
John Wros, Western Associate for The Conservation Fund, will present on drinking water source area protection for Oregon coastal communities. Wros will describe the drinking water source areas of the central coast, discuss vulnerabilities, and walk through how The Conservation Fund is partnering with another Oregon coast community to remove an immediate threat to their drinking water infrastructure.
The city of Newport is exploring options to purchase and protect additional lands in its Big Creek watershed. All of the communities in Lincoln County are having to address declining water flows due to the extended drought caused by human-induced climate change. Cities, towns and individuals who are interested in working towards protecting and enhancing their municipal drinking sources are encouraged to attend this presentation.
The Conservation Fund, working with public, private and nonprofit partners, protects America’s legacy of land and water resources through land acquisition, sustainable community and economic development, and leadership training, emphasizing the integration of economic and environmental goals. The Fund has worked in all 50 states to protect over 8.5 million acres of land since 1985.
350 Oregon Central Coast and Citizens for a Better Lincoln County released a 70-page Lincoln County climate action plan in August 2020 which included two major sections on water issues.
The MidCoast Watersheds Council (MCWC) is a local non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of streams and watersheds of Oregon’s central coast so they produce clean water, rebuild healthy salmon populations, and in turn support a healthy coastal ecosystem, economy, and culture. Initially formed in 1994, MCWC has generated over $19.2 million in local activity through employment and the purchase of goods and services associated with restoration work.