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Recent news from around the region that relates to the Rogue River and neighboring watersheds that Rogue Riverkeeper works to protect.

Community To Rally Against Proposed Southern Oregon Pipeline
Federal public hearing in Medford expected to be packed with locals concerned about rivers, climate, property rights, energy prices, and public safety
Advisory warns of blue-green algae bloom at Lost Creek Lake
Blue-green algae has reared its potentially toxic head again at Lost Creek Lake, triggering a public-health advisory against water contact by people or pets at Jackson County's largest reservoir.
Most dredging banned under new proposed guidelines
A report from the Governor's office outlines a proposal to overhaul the regulations that govern suction dredge gold mining, as well as near stream gold mining.
Dirty stormwater killing salmon, scientists find simple solutions may be key
The research being conducted by scientists with NOAA, Washington State University and U.S. Fish and Wildlife offers a promising solution to stormwater pollution, a major problem for Puget Sound and other streams and lakes in the nation.
Feds say environmental and safety impacts of Jordan Cove LNG terminal in Coos Bay can be mitigated
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday issued its long-awaited draft environmental impact statement for the controversial Jordan Cove Energy Project
Dredgers might return to the Rogue next year
DEQ, EPA negotiating over polluted waters list that would derail Rogue dredgers
Oregon forestry board may increase tree buffers along salmon streams, first time since 1994
The board votes soon on taking the next step in developing rules governing how many trees must be left standing along streams to keep the water shaded and cool enough for salmon to survive.
An end to dredge work?
Mercury levels in the Rogue River could spell the end to suction mining
Where Is It Safe to Swim?
Through the Rogue Riverkeeper water quality monitoring program, water quality tests at a number of popular swimming and boating sites in our region will be used to update free website and smartphone apps to inform the public.
Conservationists Push To Expand Rogue River Wilderness Area
On the fiftieth anniversary of the Wilderness Act, many conservationists are pushing for an expansion of the wilderness surrounding the iconic Rogue River.
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