Due in large part to the hard work of Conservation Alliance Grantee, Western Rivers Conservancy, Cottonwood State Park, located along Oregon's John Day River, recently opened to the public. This 8,000 acre treasure is rapidly gaining in popularity and has the potential to more than double in size with your help.
The BLM is requesting input on whether to issue the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department a lease for 10,000 acres adjoining Cottonwood State Park, which would greatly expand public recreation opportunities along this stretch of the John Day River. This addition would make Cottonwood Canyon Oregon's largest state park at 18,000 total acres!
Please take a moment to tell the Prineville BLM you support the expansion of Cottonwood Canyon State Park.
You can send the scripted message found at the link provided or edit the letter to reflect your personal perspective. You can also learn more about the proposal here.
Photo: Wester Rivers Conservancy, Russ Schnitzer