A seven-piece all-woman band specializing in songs of the Silver Screen era, The Slow Ponies started singing together in 2004 although the members have been singing all their lives. Based in a rural area of western Oregon, this “cowgirl band” recreates the sweet harmonies, lively yodels, and spirited lyrics of cowboy music classics like “Ride, [...]
Wilderness Committee update.. Bob Hoehne
Congratulations go out to Wilderness Committee member Dan Amos! Dan is the recipient of the Umpqua Watersheds’ “Volunteer of the Year” award. We are grateful to have Dan share his appreciation for wild places and his wonderful talent for photography with our organization.
The Wilderness Committee is [...]
Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal Hikes Summer 2020 [...]
Wilderness Committee update.. Robbin Schindele
I hope this finds everyone well after the events of the past few months. Summer is upon us, the Covid-19 restrictions are easing and its time for Wilderness Committee to get active again. We’ have some hikes planned and we’ll be back at the Umpqua Valley Farmers Market on Saturdays [...]
“High above the world of people and their dramas, lives the world of the wild. Where the lengthened light at sunset sets aglow the towering firs and hemlocks at the ridges, and the wind makes its music with the trees. I’m in reverie remembering that time in June, when the light lingered at its zenith; [...]
The Wilderness committee has been busy this winter. Crater Lake Wilderness Coordinator Robbin Schindele has been working on activities and events in the coming year. Susan Applegate and Robbin have teamed up to spread the word about the economic benefits protecting public lands brings to individuals, communities and businesses. This is very important information that [...]
I would like to correct a number of inaccurate statements made by one of our county commissioners in his recent guest column: “The proposed Crater Lake Wilderness: A dangerous road to disaster and exclusion.” The writer could have avoided spreading this misinformation by simply reading the Wilderness Act of 1964 (https://tinyurl.com/WildernessAct), going to the [...]
Crater Lake is an Oregon icon and our only National Park. The wildlife it supports, the clean water it provides and the amazing outdoor recreational opportunities it offers is unique and deserving of protection. It’s also an economic engine for the region that attracts businesses seeking environmental amenities for their employees.
The Douglas [...]
By Robbin Shindele
The Wilderness Committee had a busy fall. In September we wound down our postcard campaign. Various committee members were at the Saturday farmers Market in Roseburg most Saturdays from May through September. We talked to people about the Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal and asked them to sign postcards with pre-printed messages to [...]