Umpqua Watersheds Blog


Fall 2017

Published August 30th, 2017 in Wilderness


Susan Applegate

The office for the WOW committee, housing our maps and documents for the proposed Crater Lake Wilderness, now has the ceiling repaired and has been freshly painted. A huge “Thank You” to Keith Lance, — local fisherman who knows the quality of water that wilderness provides for the best fishing, — repaired the ceiling. And “Thanks” to an excellent job by Kevin Barrett, of Barretts Sheet Rock, for sheet rocking the room. Another big “Thank You” to Bob Bergen, (Long Song), of Cascadia Painting who painted the room, which looks amazing. WOW members Bob Hoehne, Bob Allen, Al Walker, MA and Alan Bunce also volunteered, making the WOW office a great place to pursue our mission. With renewed commitment to protect the remaining road less areas that have never seen the saw blade; that provide shelter for the cold clear streams that join both the North and South Umpqua Rivers, we are again preparing to place an ad for a Crater Lake Wilderness Campaign Coordinator. If you or someone you know may be interested in grassroots organizing, please tell them about our work.

The raging fires that are filling the 100 Valleys of the Umpqua with smoke and showing us the blood red sun also was the reason for us to cancel our Crater Lake Wilderness Hike Bonanza planned for the week of August 21st. We can hope and pray that by September 30th, the fires will have been extinguished and we can hold our annual Mt. Thielsen Hike. Look for a later announcement.

The WOW Committee meets on the last Wednesday of the month, 6pm at the Umpqua Watersheds Office. Come join in, we’d love to share the effort to protect the best, — from the back country of the Crater Lake National Park, to other wilderness-worthy islands of road less back country in the Umpqua, Rogue, Little Deschutes and Klamath.

You can help by becoming a monthly supporter to WOW. Even a $10 monthly contribution is tremendously helpful. Payable to the WOW committee of Umpqua Watersheds for the Crater Lake Wilderness Campaign. Thank You in advance.


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