State Scenic Waterway Public Meeting in Nehalem

On September 12th in Nehalem, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is asking for public comments on designating a portion of the Nehalem River as a State Scenic Waterway!

It is not everyday that OPRD studies a potential river for a State Scenic Waterway designation, in fact the department only considers three new rivers every two rivers. Earlier this year, OPRD committed to reviewing the Nehalem, South Umpqua, and North Santiam Rivers during this cycle. 

Tell OPRD: 

  • You appreciate OPRD examining the Nehalem for potential State Scenic Waterways designation, and hope the Department upholds its commitment to assess two additional waterways, the South Umpqua and North Santiam.  
  • Protecting and supporting our rivers can provide clean water to our communities, unparalleled outdoor recreation opportunities, and robust fish and wildlife habitats for diverse many species.
  • Rivers like the Nehalem, South Umpqua, and North Santiam offer many recreational, scenic, ecological, and economic values that deserve protection. 

This a unique opportunity to show OPRD that Oregonians from all over the state support the State Scenic Waterway designation of not only the Nehalem River, but also the South Umpqua and North Santiam.