15 results for day: 01/03/2018

Father Craig Boly, St. Ignatius Catholic Church

"The Catholic faith tradition celebrates the importance of water through the sacrament of baptism. In this sacrament, the gift of water becomes a source of new life. The tradition also recognizes the inalienable human right and need for all to have access to water. As Pope Francis wrote in his encyclical Laudato Si: On ... More

Ben Calkins, Owner, Happy Mountain Kombucha

"We are fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world--the Pacific Northwest. We are even more fortunate to have access to clean water. We sometimes forget how privileged we are to have this access. We owe it to the plants and animals that also rely on clean water. It is our duty to this planet to take ... More

Charlie Plybon, Oregon Policy Manager, Surfrider Foundation

"Like many who sometimes don't appreciate what they have, I didn't become an outspoken advocate for water quality until I got sick from the ocean. My first surf trip to Mexico resulted in a terrible skin infection and about a year later, I was getting sick from surfing right here in Oregon. Recognizing that a day at the ... More

The Zen Community of Oregon

"Our relationship with water is the outward expression of our internal state. We are not separate from water; we ourselves are water." More

Willie Levenson, Ringleader, Human Access Project

"I love water. Water brings out the best in people. It connects us. A hot summer day, and a cool immersing plunge. Splash, cascade, ripple and plunk. Water is my happy place. I love how the sun interacts with water. Hypnotic shimmering sparkles on its surface, and its corresponding refracted projection. Always ... More

Curtis Phillips, Broker, Eugene Realty Group, and volunteer for Willamette Riverkeeper

"I am an avid river user and live across the street from the Willamette. Like many people here in Oregon my life is enhanced by having clean water to fish and float as my main form of recreation. One doesn't need to look too far to understand that not everyone is so fortunate. With growing pressures on our rivers, it is ... More

Cheryle Kennedy, Tribal Council Vice Chairwoman, The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

"My grandmother taught me that the first thing you do in the morning is drink water. This practice opens up your body to something that is pure, something that is good for you, and serves as a way of giving thanks. Here in Oregon, we pride ourselves on being environmentalists, but are we truly acting like it? The cleansing ... More

Jessica Nischik-Long, MPH, Executive Director Oregon Public Health Association

"There is maybe nothing more fundamental to ensuring human health than access to clean drinking water. In America, and especially in Oregon, we often take this for granted. We have grown up knowing that the water that comes out of our taps is safe for us to drink, cook with and bathe in. Recently, weaknesses in our aging ... More

Peter Cornelison, Hood River City Councilor

"I’ve loved water all my life — as a swimmer, windsurfer, kayaker and diver. Water brings and nourishes life, it is essential and elemental. Watching a river flow can be like watching poetry in motion. As a conservationist and Hood River City Council member, I’ve seen firsthand how smart water policies can make a huge ... More

Debrah Marriot, Executive Director of Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

"A clean and healthy Columbia River is essential to the life and livelihood of the Pacific Northwest. The Columbia provides us with salmon, shellfish, lamprey, and other species critical to our culture and economy. It irrigates millions of acres of hops, fruits, wheat, and other crops. It transports cargo to distant ports ... More