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Safe drinking water starts upstream

In late 2015, our Freeways for Fish Initiative surpassed our original goal of reopening 1,200 miles of historic fish habitat in the Rogue River basin, and, at the same time, we expanded our work to engage drinking water providers and small towns throughout the Pacific Northwest in headwaters restoration.

We made this video to celebrate our accomplishments from the past 12+ years and to formally launch our new Working Waters Initiative. It’s one way to get the message out that our water management tool box should include much more than concrete and chemicals. By recovering nature’s capacity for providing clean water, we create economic, public health, and environmental benefits that traditional “gray” solutions can’t offer.

We hope that the video will also be useful to others in their own communication efforts about source watershed conservation. Your feedback is welcome! (And a huge thanks to Wahoo Films for their work in making it look so good!)

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