The Rockaway Citizens for Watershed Protection group is no more—because it is now encompassing more territory with the new name, North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection. The new name reflects the fact that the group works with a wider range of communities concerned about their drinking water and watershed habitats.
A “Renaming Celebration” will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6-8 p.m., at the North Coast Recreation District’s headquarters building in Nehalem (36155 9th St.).
Pizza, drinks, music, and friends are offered, along with updates on the group’s accomplishments (by any name) and upcoming actions. The event is free and all are welcome.
Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection—as it has been known until now--is a citizens group that was founded in 2011 in response to clearcutting and aerial pesticide spraying in the Jetty Creek Watershed, the sole source of surface drinking water for Rockaway Beach. Since then, the focus has expanded to include working together with neighboring communities to help protect watershed all along the North Oregon Coast, hence the name change.