Common Waters of Oregon

"All the Navigable Waters of the State shall be Common Highways and Forever Free"

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"A River Runs Through It "
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"That's no Compromise"
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Keep Our RIvers Forever Free!

Common Waters of Oregon was founded on July 4th, 2005

Our Mission Statement

Common Waters of Oregon is a membership-based, public benefit, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Oregon rivers as common highways and forever free. We safeguard these rights through strategic affiliations, riparian stewardship, and community education and action. Trusted Brokers List -

New board and officers:

President- Bruce Bitler, Stayton
Tresurer- Mark Bidwell, Salem
Secretary � David Hamann, Beaverton


Skip Lynch, Albany
Gary Calicott, Bend
Mike Cowdrey, La Grande
Stan Steele, Salem
Heather McNeill, West Linn
Bryan Gooch Redd, Portland
Art Israelson- representative for the Association of NW Steelheaders
Board Position #7 - Association Representative- to be elected at next election

Next Board Meeting

To Be Announced   

View the minutes from the August 3rd Board meeting (PDF)

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