The Conservation Alliance and member company Filson co-hosted an event at the Filson retail store in Portland to raise awareness about the campaign to protect 18,000 acres of Wilderness along the Wild and Scenic John Day River in Oregon. Senator Ron Wyden, pictured above with Alliance Executive Director John Sterling, has introduced legislation to protect the Cathedral Rock and Horse Heaven Wilderness areas. The Senator was on hand to give a rousing speech about the importance of protecting Oregon's wild treasures. After Senator Wyden's comments, the event featured a presentation by Brent Fenty of Oregon Natural Desert Association, a Conservation Alliance grantee leading the effort to protect these areas.
A good crowd of people was on hand to learn from ONDA, and to thank Senator Wyden for his leadership on protecting Wilderness in Oregon.
Click here for more information about the Cathedral Rock Horse Heaven Wilderness proposal.