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Attend Rally and Hearing for 100% Renewable Energy

Attend Rally and Hearing for 100% Renewable Energy

Next week the City of Portland and Multnomah County will introduce resolutions to transition to 100% renewable energy! Attend the Portland City Council hearing on Thursday June 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. to show your support for Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly who are championing this resolution and help ensure it remains intact as industry fights to weaken it.

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State Land Board Votes Unanimously to Keep the Elliott in Public Ownership

State Land Board Votes Unanimously to Keep the Elliott in Public Ownership

Oregonians have spoken and the State Land Board listened. Thanks to all of your calls, emails, and testimony in Salem, today, the State Land Board voted 3-0 to terminate the protocol to sell off the Elliott State Forest and directed the Department of State Lands to move forward on determining how to finance and manage the Elliott as a public forest!

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Protect People from Exposure to Lead in Game Meat

Protect People from Exposure to Lead in Game Meat

As you may know, long after the regulation in the US of leaded gasoline, lead-based paint and other lead sources, lead ammunition remains what is likely the greatest largely unregulated source of lead that is knowingly discharged into the environment. This week the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources is considering bill that regulates the donation of meat to food banks.

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Help Save the Western Meadowlark as Oregon's Official State Bird

Help Save the Western Meadowlark as Oregon's Official State Bird

The Western Meadowlark was chosen as Oregon’s official state bird in 1927 in a contest sponsored by Oregon Audubon. Nearly 80,000 children representing every county in the state voted and more than half the votes cast selected the Meadowlark. Now the Oregon Legislature, without any public outreach or engagement, is considering a resolution that would push the Meadowlark aside and replace it with an Osprey.

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Cormorants on East Sand Island: Update and Next Steps

Cormorants on East Sand Island: Update and Next Steps

Join us at this presentation to learn about Portland Audubon’s past campaigns to stop this slaughter, including litigation on the management plan, how larger environmental assessments on the Columbia River system could play into this management plan, and ways you can advocate to stop the unnecessary killing of cormorants in the future!

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Ensure Port of Portland Hires Director Who Values Environment and Community

Ensure Port of Portland Hires Director Who Values Environment and Community

The Port of Portland is seeking a new Executive Director. This is a really important opportunity to get new leadership at the Port that is more responsive to community values. The Port has consistently been on the wrong side of local conservation and environmental justice issues, including recent fights over Superfund, West Hayden Island, and the Portland fossil fuel infrastructure ban. Too often, it has led the fight on behalf of corporate interests and forgotten its role as a public agency.

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Help Support Condor Reintroduction in the Pacific Northwest

Help Support Condor Reintroduction in the Pacific Northwest

Please attend the public scoping meeting in Portland and encourage the agencies to both move forward with Condor reintroduction and address the primary hazards—especially lead ammunition, which remains the leading threat to Condor recovery.

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Speak Out for Salmon and Cormorants!

Speak Out for Salmon and Cormorants!

Our wild salmon on the Columbia River are on the brink of extinction but rather than addressing the primary cause of their decline, the Columbia and Snake River Dams, Federal Agencies have instead been scapegoating wild birds.

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Act Now: The Elliott State Forest is on the Chopping Block!

Act Now: The Elliott State Forest is on the Chopping Block!

We need your help right now to stop the State of Oregon from selling off 82,000 acres of public forest to a private timber company.

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Make a Difference for Nature on the November Ballot

This November there are some amazing opportunities to protect wildlife, and ensure that every child in Oregon has the chance to experience a week of science-based outdoor education. The Audubon Society of Portland Board of Directors has reviewed the November Ballot and strongly urges you to vote yes on the following initiatives:

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Your Voice Needed to Ensure Portland Enacts Historic Fossil Fuel Terminal Ban

Your Voice Needed to Ensure Portland Enacts Historic Fossil Fuel Terminal Ban

Last fall Portland City Council passed a historic resolution to ban new fossil fuel facilities in the city, putting Portland at the forefront of the climate justice movement. The resolution was the result of massive grassroots advocacy and the leadership of Mayor Hales and City Council. Now, one year later we need to hold the City to their word as they work to implement this resolution into binding city code. Overall, the proposed code is a strong step forward, but it could be made stronger.

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Help Seabirds by Protecting Northern Anchovies

Help Seabirds by Protecting Northern Anchovies

In 2009, the West Coast northern anchovy population collapsed and has not yet recovered, leading to a major decline in a vital food source for seabirds. We need your help to protect the northern anchovy, and the birds who depend on it for survival—birds like the Brown Pelican who have experienced catastrophic breeding failures in recent years due to the decline in their favorite food.

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Encourage Decision Makers to Reduce Light Pollution in Our Communities

Encourage Decision Makers to Reduce Light Pollution in Our Communities

Portland Audubon has long been concerned about light pollution, which drowns out the stars that birds use to navigate while migrating, and lures them into cities where they are at risk of colliding with windows.

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Help Secure Emergency Water Deliveries for Wildlife at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge

Help Secure Emergency Water Deliveries for Wildlife at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge

The Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, one of the most important bird refuges in the Western United States, is currently receiving only a fraction of the water deliveries it needs, placing millions of migratory birds in grave danger of disease outbreak, and insufficient food and habitat resources.

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Help Us Permanently Protect the Elliott State Forest

Help Us Permanently Protect the Elliott State Forest

The Elliott State Forest needs our help to stop it from being sold off to private industrial interests due to a lack of political leadership.

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Tell the City to Follow Through on its Commitment to Ban New Fossil Fuel Facilities

Tell the City to Follow Through on its Commitment to Ban New Fossil Fuel Facilities

Last fall Portland City Council passed a historic resolution to ban new fossil fuel facilities in the city, putting Portland at the forefront of the climate justice movement. The resolution was the result of massive grassroots advocacy and the leadership of Mayor Hales and City Council. Now, we need to hold the City to their word as they work to implement this resolution into binding city code. Overall, the proposed code is a strong step forward, but it could be made stronger.

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Ask Portland to Keep its Promise to Ban New Fossil Fuel Facilities

Ask Portland to Keep its Promise to Ban New Fossil Fuel Facilities

We need your help to ensure that the city follows through on its commitment to ban new fossil fuel facilities.

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Attend the Superfund Hearing on Wednesday to tell the EPA that it is time to clean up industrial pollution in our river!

Attend the Superfund Hearing on Wednesday to tell the EPA that it is time to clean up industrial pollution in our river!

On Wednesday, July 20, the EPA will hold a hearing about their proposed plan to clean up the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. We need strong community voices to come and testify and tell the EPA that we need to drastically improve the plan to clean up our river!

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Tell Portland City Council That They Need to Take a Stand for Our River

Tell Portland City Council That They Need to Take a Stand for Our River

On Thursday, June 30, the Portland City Council will hold a hearing about the EPA’s plan to clean up the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. We need strong community voices to come and testify and tell council that we expect our local representatives to vigorously oppose the EPA’s plan.

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