These protections are essential to protecting not only our drinking water, but also the Bull Run’s old growth forests and providing a largely undisturbed refuge for fish and wildlife including threatened salmon populations and northern spotted owls. Measure 26-204 will ensure that these lands remain largely closed to public access, commercial logging and other land disturbing activities and sale to private entities. It will help ensure that this amazing place that provides drinking water for nearly 1 million people will remain protected in perpetuity.
Please vote yes on 26-204 to give the pure water, ancient forests and fish and wildlife populations of the Bull Run the protection they need and deserve.
How you can help:
- VOTE YES on 26-204 in the November 2019 Election (Portland only)
- Have your organization or business endorse Ballot Measure 26-204 (Contact Micah Meskel at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Help spread the word through your personal networks to VOTE YES on 26-204
- Sign-up with Portland Audubon to help promote 26-204 (contact Micah Meskel at email@example.com)
Click here to read the joint voter pamphlet statement in support of 26-204 from noted conservation, community health, and environmental justice organizations.
Organizations and Individuals that have endorsed Ballot Measure 26-204
Audubon Society of Portland
Center for Sustainable Economy
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
Sandy River Watershed Council
Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter
Urban Greenspace Institute
Wild Salmon Center
Portland Commissioner Amanda Fritz
Portland Commissioner Joanne Hardesty
Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly
Portland Commissioner Nick Fish
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler
Portland Business Alliance
Portland Audubon is also urging residents to vote yes on 26-203: The Nature for All Regional Greenspace Bond Measure.