#RefugeRally Announced for Tuesday, Jan 19th
Public will gather to support Malheur refuge, celebrate national public lands
OREGON/WASHINGTON- Rallies supporting Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and public lands will be held across Oregon and Washington 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. Participants can contact Cascadia Wildlands to receive up-to-date event information, and follow the conversation using #RefugeRally. This page will continue to be updated.
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:
Old Federal Building
211 E. 7th Ave, Eugene
Oregon Wild – Doug Heiken (541-344-0675) email@example.com
Cascadia Wildlands – Nick Cady (314) 482-3746 firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Biological Diversity – Jared Margolis (802) 310-4054 email@example.com
***Also in Eugene, Cascadia Wildlands will be hosting a sign-making party on Monday night prior to the rally. The event will take place at Cascadia Wildlands office at 1247 Willamette Street in Eugene at 5:30pm. Pizza and beverages will be provided, come help us think up some clever slogans! More on that event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/446690202205647/
NE 11th Ave, Portland
Oregon Wild – Arran Robertson (971) 241-0103 firstname.lastname@example.org
Portland Audubon – Bob Sallinger 503 380 -9728 email@example.com
Center for Biological Diversity – Tierra Curry (928) 522-3681 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooks St, Bend
Oregon Natural Desert Assoc – Dan Morse, (541) 330-2638 email@example.com
Pro-Public Lands Potluck
105 Fir St Suite #327
Press Contact: Hells Canyon Preservation Council – Darilyn Parry Brown (541) 963-3950 firstname.lastname@example.org
Federal Building / GSA
Seattle’s Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Press Contact: Conservation Northwest – Chase Gunnel (206) 675-9747