“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 [...]
Wilderness Committee Update… Robbin Schindele
The Wilderness Committee has been busy as usual. In April, we sponsored a benefit concert for Umpqua Watersheds’ radio station, KQUA 99.7, The River. Kim Angelis, a world-renowned musician headlined the concert. Known for her elegant skills as a composer and flamboyant and energetic performance of gypsy influenced music, she [...]
Wilderness Committee… Robbin Shindele
The Wilderness committee has been doing a lot the last few months. We’ve added some new businesses to our endorser list. We have been active in the newly formed UW grants committee and been working on our own grant applications.
Our caroling event in December went very well. Calling [...]
The Wilderness Committee has been busy since the last newsletter. Our ongoing effort to get business support for the Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal continues to grow. We currently have 74 businesses and are nearing our goal of 100 businesses before our next Annual Banquet. Our federal legislators have told us that support from [...]