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July 31

Oregon: Warner Creek 20th Anniversary Victory Celebration!

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by Tim, Mick, Hazel and Jim / Warner Creek Fire

This summer is the 20th anniversary of the historic struggle to protect the Cornpatch Roadless Area, otherwise known as Warner Creek, from a disastrous fire-salvage logging project. After years of community organizing, and legal challenges to stop the proposed timber sale were denied, in 1995 people joined together and blockaded the road for 11 months, through heat, rain and 8 feet of snow, until the sale was dropped. This campaign lead to the formation of the Cascadia Forest Defenders (CFD) who are still on the front lines of forest defense today.

The campaign to protect Warner Creek goes down in history as one of the most successful campaigns in the global forest protection movement, yet we are still struggling to get permanent protection for the area. Join us August 14 -16, 2015 for a weekend of events to learn about the place and the campaign, both past and present, and to celebrate the anniversary of this important victory. Join us for one evening or for the whole weekend! You do not need to have been at the blockade to join this celebration or the current fight for permanent wilderness protection.

All supporters and allies are welcome, new and old!

Please visit the Facebook page and scroll down to the 2nd post “YO! The moment you’ve all been waiting for—details for the reunion!” for driving directions and list of events for the weekend.

See you there!

– Tim, Mick, Hazel and Jim

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