We are located in and around Medford, Oregon, USA. Our home water is the Rogue River that flows from the Cascade Mountain Range near Crater Lake to the Pacific Ocean. We are blessed to be in this wonderful local and value our resources and we strive to protect them.
Sorry about the bad link in the last blog post. The correct link is nolngexports.org. Belog is a repost from Rogue Riverkeeper. Thank you for all your good work.
IMPORTANT: 3 more weeks to submit your comments!
On May 22nd, a public comment period began for important Clean Water Act permit applications for the Jordan Cove LNG project. These permits are required for Pembina, a Canadian energy company, to construct and build the 229-mile Pacific Connector Pipeline and associated Jordan Cove LNG terminal. Rogue Riverkeeper and the coalition to stop this project are working hard to submit technical comments and assist YOU in writing your own. The time to speak up is now! The state of Oregon has the opportunity to stop this project in its tracks by denying these permits. Submit your personal comments and concerns regarding impacts to waterways like the Rogue and Klamath Rivers.
Help stop the pipeline by submitting your own personalized comments! Comments are due Friday July 20th, 2018.
Or Attend our Upcoming Comment Writing Workshop!
Join us to write your personal comments and concerns regarding important Clean Water Act permits for the Jordan Cove LNG project. Medford: Clean Water Act Permit Comment Writing Workshop Monday July 9th, 6 - 8PM Medford Library, Large Meeting Room 205 S. Central Ave Medford, OR 97501
Rogue Riverkeeper staff will be on hand to assist with detailed specifics, talking points, letter templates and more. There will be a short presentation about the permits, what they mean, what they do, and how denials of these permits will stop this project in its tracks. Feel free to bring your laptop or we will have letter templates that you can fill out and we will mail in for you.
Your voice is needed if you......
Raft or fish on the Rogue;
Are a landowner with a well or wetland on your property;
Like to go clamming or crabbing in Coos Bay;
Live in Medford and get your drinking water from Big Butte Springs;
Fish on the South Umpqua;
Own or guide for a rafting company on the Rogue;
Enjoy spending time at Lake of the Woods;
Are concerned with blasting, diverting, and construction impacts to small streams;
Don't want to see fresh water from the Klamath River used to test a massive pipe; or
You simply value healthy, clean, scenic, quiet, beautiful rivers, streams, and wetlands.
We have the opportunity to stop this project by raising our voices for the health and well being of our clean water resources! Please lend your voice by submitting comments or attending an upcoming comment writing workshop.
Thank you. For the Rogue!
Today in Astoria, Oregon a comment writing workshop is being hosted by nolngexports.org. This coalition of conservation minded organizations knows that if this pipeline and terminal are built, then more are soon to follow. Most of us do not want to live in what Oregon would look like with a network of pipelines and terminals.
On Monday, July 9th, Medford and Coos Bay will have their own comment writing
Thursday, July 12th, Grants Pass and Portland will have their own comment writing workshop.
This is a state-wide coalition effort. Go to nolngexports.org to see what this is all about.
The Comment period for DEQ is slipping away. Urge DEQ to deny this pipeline and terminal. Come to the workshop on July 9that 6:00 in the Medford Library or July 12th at 5:30 in the Library in Grants Pass.
This is a website everyone in Southern Oregon needs to see. Watch the short video for a quick oversight and explanation of what this is all about. Explore this website for ways to take action. click here http://www.nolngexports.org
Rogue Riverkeeper has taken on the LNG pipeline with the goal to stop the pipeline once and for all. One of the ways we can help is to write letters and make phone calls. Come to this workshop to get ideas on how to write an effective letter. Below is their message.
Join the "No LNG Exports Campaign" on Monday July 9th in Medford, OR to write comments to stop the proposed Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG export terminal! When: Monday Ju...
Lesley Adams and Will Johnson are also on the guest list.
Jim Harleman's widow is holding a yard sale tomorrow at their home. I assume there will be rods, tying supplies and other fishing equipment for sale, as Bob Claypool has been helping. Probably other items as well. Check with Bob if you need to know.
Address is 3436 Blueblossom, Medford, near Anna Maria Creekside.
I am sure she would like to reminisce with Jim's many friends from the Rogue Fly Fishers!
On Tuesday, May 22, 2018the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers kicked off a 60-day public comment period for two critical Clean Water Act permits required for the proposed fracked gas Jordan Cove LNG pipeline project.
On Saturday, July 21, 2018 the comment period ends.
As all of your aware, the primary mission of the Rogue Flyfishers Club is to improve conservation of our fish and the habitat they live in so we can enjoy the continuing benefits of a healthy fish habitat.
Ryan Battleson, Assistant Biologist at ODFW has been working very closely with the rogue Flyfishers to assure that the Holy Water is improved as a great fishery for our use. In addition to staffing our Holy Water committee that is co-chaired by Jack Patterson and Will Johnson, Ryan has been very actively involved with club members in trapping fish in various tributaries around the Rogue Valley that support the steelhead we like to catch in the Rogue River.
One of these projects, located in Galls Creek just outside of Gold Hill, has been undertaken by Ryan and a few club members. They need our help in tending a fish trap at Galls Creek so Ryan can use the data gleaned to improve the steelhead fish habitat in the area. Currently Kirk Kowalke, John MacDiarmid and myself are helping to trap fish for this project, but Ryan is in critical need of additional club members to volunteer on Tuesdays, Saturdays or Sundays of each week so he can have two-person teams each day of the week.
If you are interested in volunteering for this project, which takes no more than 1-2 hours per assigned day, please contact Ryan at the email or office phone noted below so he can put the rest of the team together. This project is very important to our club.
Thank you. Harry Foster
Ryan Battleson 541-826-8774 ext 226 email: Ryan.D.Battleson@state.or.us