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TODAY is Old Growth Forest Action Day

OLD GROWTH FOREST ACTION DAY TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH
11:45 AM WATERFRONT PARK AT SW ANKENY ST in Portland.

**A student march and a critical mass bike ride will
meet earlier and converge on the main rally at
Waterfront Park**
OLD GROWTH FOREST ACTION DAY TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH
11:45 AM WATERFRONT PARK AT SW ANKENY ST in Portland.

**A student march and a critical mass bike ride will
meet earlier and converge on the main rally at
Waterfront Park**

Please join fellow environmentally minded people
tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 25 at an Old Growth Forest Action
Day near you in order to call for permanent
protection for the remaining 10% of mature and
old-growth ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest. In at least
5 cities in Oregon and Washington, citizens
will rally and take action to protect our public
forests.

In Portland, there will be a short rally in Waterfront
Park, followed by a march to the Region 6 Forest
Service Headquarters to present our demands which include
cancellation of all current Mt Hood timber sales, no
new sales in forest structures with trees 80 years or
older, the cancellation of all 'Salvage Rider' and
'replacement volume' timber sales, and no congressional
legislative 'riders' to open ANWR to oil drilling.
Activists will carry hundreds of letters from citizens to
the Forest Service. This will be a
colorful day, with costumes, noisemakers, etc. Please
bring a sign, dress in green, bring a drum, or any
other inspiration you may have. For more information,
please call 503 450-9930.

Here are some more details on other regional events:


OLD GROWTH FOREST ACTION DAY
REGIONAL ACTIVITIES

Old Growth Action Day is a regional coordinated effort
to raise the awareness of the need to protect our
mature and Old Growth Forests in the Northwest. The US
Forest Service is gearing up to increase the logging of
this critical areas with scores of old growth sales in
the pipeline. This comes at a time when 75% of the
citizens in the Northwest oppose cutting more old growth
(Davis & Hibbits poll 6/28/01). Scientists are calling
for cessation to the practice (Petition to US Forest
Service 9/4/01). Additionally more and more wood
distributors are phasing out old growth wood products
(Golden State Lumber 9/25/01) and citizens are boycotting
their purchase

The following is a summary of the days' events in the
region on September 25, 2001. . FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: JOE KEATING @
503-234-2613

OLYMPIA - A Call In Day will be held in response to
the need for constant watch and encouragement to our
legislative representatives that citizens
want our mature and old growth forests protected on
public lands. Calls will be made to the Washington
congress delegation to emphasize these points.
Organizing will take place at The Evergreen State
College, in Olympia, and also in Tacoma at Pacific
Lutheran University. Cell and pay phones will be
used from 10-2pm. While people are on the phones
numerous letters will be written to the Washington
delegation urging the ending of mature and old
growth logging. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE
CONTACT: Kassey Baker @ 360-701-4766

PORTLAND At noon at Waterfront Park and Ankeny Street
SW Portland forest activists will hold a rally calling
for the permanent protection of our mature and old
growth forests. A student march and a Critical Mass bike
contingent will join the rally. The rally will be
followed by a March to the Forests Service to present
demands which include cancellation of all current
Mt Hood timber sales, no new sales in forest
structures with trees 80 years or older, the cancellation of
all 'Salvage Rider' and replacement volume timber sales,
and no congressional legislative 'riders' to open ANWR
to drilling. Activists will carry hundreds of letters
from citizens to the Forest Service. FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Kristen Robinson
at 503 450-9930

EUGENE - At the University of Oregon campus forest
activists will parade banners and a giant 7 foot Stump
down 13th street to the Student Union courtyard
exclaiming the need to end the destruction of our last
ancient forests. Activists will speak to the current
threats to ancient forests within the Willamette
National Forest. Specific examples such as the 300 acre
North Winberry, the 184 acre East Devil, and the 110 acre
Slap timber sales will be highlighted. FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Shannon Wilson @ 541- 746-3371

ROSEBURG A Native Forest Forum will be held at UCC's
Timber Room from Noon to 1pm to inform the community
of 'How Much Old Growth is Left in Douglas County' and
why scientists want to protect the last ancient
forests. Douglas County is the size of Connecticut
(3,245,440 acres) with almost half of its acres in federal
management. The presentation will also explore how many
miles of roads are on OUR public national lands. The
event is FREE and OPEN to the public. The no-host lunch
will be served at the community college cafeteria
adjacent to the forum. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE
CONTACT PATRICK STARNES @ 541-672-7065

ASHLAND - forest activists will converge @ noon on
the Saturday Market to obtain petition signatures to
Ashland Community Food store to withdraw their
money from The Umpqua National Bank whose Chair Allan
Ford also owns Roseberg Forests Products. Roseberg
Forest Products is one of the most egregious loggers of
Old Growth in the Oregon. This event is following a
tree free parade on the SOU campus. These events kick
off a month of forest defense activities. FOR MORE
INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT ALI FULCHER @ 541-201-0644

phone: phone: 503 450-9930