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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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Help Oregon's Seabirds by Protecting Forage Fish

Help Oregon's Seabirds by Protecting Forage Fish

You helped us protect forage fish in federal waters. Now, it’s time to secure protections for forage fish in our state waters, from the shoreline to 3 miles off the coast.

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Tell U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Klamath is for Birds, Not Agribusiness

Tell U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Klamath is for Birds, Not Agribusiness

Take action today to secure critical water for the Klamath National Wildlife Refuges and save the lives of birds.

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Take Action: Clean Up the Willamette River Superfund Site

Take Action: Clean Up the Willamette River Superfund Site

We have a once in a lifetime chance to clean up the Willamette. Tell the EPA you want a cleanup plan for the Willamette River Superfund Site that will provide people and wildlife with a clean and healthy river.

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Cormorant Nesting Colony Suffers Complete Failure: Take Action Today

Cormorant Nesting Colony Suffers Complete Failure: Take Action Today

The cormorant nesting colony on East Sand Island suffered catastrophic failure last weekend when 16,000 cormorants abandoned their nests. This is exactly the outcome that was predicted by Portland Audubon and other wildlife advocates when the Corps began slaughtering birds with shotguns and destroying nests. Please call the following numbers today to ask U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stop the killing.

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Tell the City Not to Destroy Wildlife Habitat at Broadmoor Golf Course

Tell the City Not to Destroy Wildlife Habitat at Broadmoor Golf Course

Mayor Hales and Commissioners Novick and Saltzman have introduced an amendment to Portland’s Comprehensive Plan which would convert 57 acres of valuable wildlife habitat at Broadmoor Golf Course in NE Portland to industrial use. The land is currently zoned as Open Space, meaning it is intended to preserve and enhance public and private natural, park and recreational values, but the owner wants to sell the land, and has asked that the City upzone this acreage so that he can sell it to industrial developers and reap a huge profit.

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Reform Portland’s Tree Code to Preserve Large Healthy Trees

Reform Portland’s Tree Code to Preserve Large Healthy Trees

February 18, 2016: Due to recent public concern about increased development in Portland resulting in the removal of large healthy trees, City Council is holding a public hearing and formulating proposed amendments to strengthen regulations pertaining to large healthy tree preservation. They will be taking into consideration several proposals created by multiple City Bureaus and Commissions.

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Help Seabirds by Protecting Forage Fish

Help Seabirds by Protecting Forage Fish

January 21, 2016: From now until February 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) will be accepting public comments on a Proposed Rule that would prevent new commercial fishing on currently unfished, unmanaged forage fish in federal waters, from three to 200 miles off California, Oregon and Washington. The proposed rule would protect these seven groups of forage fish species unless it could be shown that fishing for them would not have an adverse impact on the overall ecosystem.

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Action Alert: Rally for Malheur and Public Lands

Action Alert: Rally for Malheur and Public Lands

We would like to invite you to join us on Tuesday, January 19 at 12 p.m. at Holladay Park near Lloyd Center to show your support for Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and public lands across the United States.

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Bring Outdoor School to Every Child in Oregon

Bring Outdoor School to Every Child in Oregon

December 31, 2015: How does a state become a national leader in conservation? By giving youth a foundation in environmental education.

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Reform Portland’s Tree Code To Preserve Large Healthy Trees

Reform Portland’s Tree Code To Preserve Large Healthy Trees

Audubon Society of Portland is working with neighbors and tree advocates on reforms to save our city’s large and healthy trees. On January 12 the Planning and Sustainability Commission will consider a stop-gap proposal to help preserve more large and healthy trees by raising mitigation fees for developers. This temporary measure will be put in place to until Title 11’s preservation standards can be reformed.

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Prevent Industrial Development in Wildlife Habitat

Prevent Industrial Development in Wildlife Habitat

December 8, 2015: Please help us send a strong message to the Portland City Council that the community supports the approach to industrial lands outlined in the current draft of the Comprehensive Plan which focuses on cleaning up more than 900 acres of contaminated sites, intensifying use of the existing industrial land base, and limiting conversions of industrial land to other uses, rather than converting irreplaceable natural areas to industrial use.

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Your Voice Needed to Pass Historic Ban on Fossil Fuels

Your Voice Needed to Pass Historic Ban on Fossil Fuels

On November 4 the Portland City Council will consider two resolutions that would put in place the strongest policies against fossil fuel shipments in the country.

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Your Voice Still Needed to Protect Portland’s Large Healthy Trees!

September 11, 2015: September 20 is the deadline for public comments on a Proposed Administrative Rule governing tree replanting and replacement rules in the City of Portland. The rules could help preserve more large healthy trees in many situations.

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