For Immediate Release

#RefugeRally Announced for Tuesday, Jan 19th

Public will gather to support Malheur refuge, celebrate national public lands

 

 

Arran Robertson
503.283.6343x223
ar@oregonwild.org 

JANUARY 19, 2016

OREGON - Rallies supporting Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and public lands will be held across Oregon Tuesday, January 19th at noon.

The public is invited to join this statewide event expressing appreciation for national public lands, their public servant caretakers, and the positive collaborative efforts between refuge officials, ranchers, environmentalists, and Native Americans that have been underway on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for a decade. Speakers will highlight the importance of protecting special places like the Malheur NWR that provide integral wildlife habitat, clean water, climate change mitigation, and recreational opportunities available as a benefit to all Americans.

Events are listed below, with details and more events across the state currently being planned and updates will be posted on OregonWild.org. Communities where no rally is currently being organized are encouraged to let us know to help connect public lands advocates. Everyone will be able to follow the conversation using #RefugeRally.

Because of the volatile situation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, public lands supporters are strongly discouraged from visiting Harney County at this time.

Unless otherwise specified, all events will take place at noon:

Portland

Holladay Park
NE 11th Ave, Portland
RSVP and Share on Facebook

Press Contacts:
Oregon Wild - Arran Robertson (971) 241-0103 ar@oregonwild.org
Portland Audubon - Bob Sallinger 503 380 -9728 bsallinger@portlandaudubon.org
Center for Biological Diversity - Tierra Curry (928) 522-3681 tcurry@biologicaldiversity.org

Bend

Riverfront Plaza
Brooks St, Bend
RSVP

Press Contact
Oregon Natural Desert Assoc - Dan Morse, (541) 330-2638 dmorse@onda.org

Eugene

Old Federal Building
211 E. 7th Ave, Eugene
RSVP

Press Contacts:
Oregon Wild - Doug Heiken (541-344-0675) dh@oregonwild.org
Cascadia Wildlands - Nick Cady (314) 482-3746
Center for Biological Diversity - Jared Margolis (802) 310-4054 jmargolis@biologicaldiversity.org 

 Medford/Ashland

Rally to be held on public lands, February 1st, more information available on kswild.org
To learn how you can take immediate action, contact: amy@kswild.org or call 541 488-5789

La Grande

Pro-Public Lands Potluck
105 Fir St Suite #327

Press Contact: 
Hells Canyon Preservation Council - Darilyn Parry Brown (541) 963-3950 darilyn@hellscanyon.org