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Rogue Riverkeeper Celebrates 10 Years!

In 2009, KS Wild staff member Lesley Adams saw a niche for aquatic advocacy in the Rogue Basin. From suction dredge gold mining and stormwater pollution to dam removal and wild and scenic designations, the Rogue deserved more advocacy, specifically the protections afforded by the Clean Water Act. In 2009 Lesley started the Rogue Riverkeeper program as a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance and we are proud to be the watchdog for 

Thanks to strategic thinking, foresight, dedicated staff, and the many who love the Rogue, we have become a force for aquatic advocacy in the Rogue Basin. We have seen many successes over the years including the removal of Gold Ray Dam, growing a base of supporters 3500 strong, and getting legislation passed to prohibit suction dredge mining in over 24,000 miles of waterways throughout Oregon! We've also had plenty of challenges but we keep going because we believe everyone has a right to clean, drinkable, swimmable, fishable waters. 

We look forward to celebrating our 10th anniversary with you and at least 10 more years of clean water defense for the Rogue! 


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Join our $10 for 10 program!

For 10 years Rogue Riverkeeper has been the watchdog for the Rogue River Basin and we hope to continue to be for the next 10 but we can’t do it without YOU!

Can you give $10 a month for 10 more years of Rogue Riverkeeper?

You won't get fundraising asks! You won't get reminders to renew your membership! And you won't have to ask when the last time you donated was.

You will get the joy of knowing you're supporting a cause that you believe in. You will get cleaner, safer waterways. You will get Rogue Riverkeeper for another ten years. Sign up today!

 
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SOU student & volunteer Robyn Janssen creates photo postcards to send to elected officials as part of the Save the Wild Rogue Campaign in 2009.

SOU student & volunteer Robyn Janssen creates photo postcards to send to elected officials as part of the Save the Wild Rogue Campaign in 2009.

2009

In 2009 Rogue Riverkeeper was born. KS Wild staff member Lesley Adams saw the need for aquatic advocacy in the Rogue River Basin because of threats like suction dredge mining, stormwater pollution, and a massive fracked gas pipeline proposal for the Rogue. KS Wild’s Rogue Riverkeeper program was created and has been a force for clean water in the Rogue Basin ever since.

Rogue Riverkeeper’s first year was full and with only one staff member busy! Focus was primarily on organizational development, getting things up and running and figured out. Campaign focus included Clean Water Act permit reviews, Jordan Cove LNG, Gold Ray dam removal, suction dredge mining, and the Save the Wild Rogue campaign.

Thank goodness Lesley had the foresight, dedication, and determination to create a voice for the river we all love so much.

Cheers to 10 years!


2010

Check back next month to hear about year two!

 
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10th Anniversary

River Event

Join us Sunday, June 16th as we celebrate 10 years of Rogue Riverkeeper
with rafting, a BBQ, music, speakers, and more! Details soon to come!