Monthly Archives: February 2013

Stand Against Nestle Day-of-Action a success!

No Nestle People

On the afternoon of Friday, February 8th nearly 200 Oregonians put on their finest red clothing and joined Bark and the Keep Nestlé Out of the Gorge Coalition in Lower MacLeay Park to take a stand against Nestlé’s grab at public water resources in the Columbia River Gorge. After laying giant letters across the soggy grass to spell the word ‘Nestlé,’ the crowd came together to create a red circle around it. Then a line of people situated themselves across the circle, creating a clear message: “No Nestle!” Photographers were stationed on the bridge above the park to capture the image of this one of a kind, 60 foot diameter anti-Nestlé symbol.

The state of Oregon is responsible for processing the permits Nestlé needs to establish its proposed bottling plant in the Columbia River Gorge. Friday’s community action serves as a powerful message to state decision makers that the public is NOT in support of giving public water from Mt. Hood to Nestlé. Plus, we had a blast, and took some really amazing photos!

In addition to this ‘aerial art mob’ action in the park, Friday’s Day of KNOG group on the bridgeAction also saw dozens brave the morning cold to hold signs along the Hawthorne Bridge and raise awareness among morning commuters. And hundreds of you sent messages to your legislators and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to explain your opposition to Nestlé’s  proposal. If you missed the fun on Friday, you can still take action here.

Thank you to the Portland Raging Grannies for providing us with musical entertainment, Kelli Pennington for her photography, and everyone who helped out by spreading the word, calling the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, holding signs on the bridge, bringing red clothing to share, or just taking the time out of your busy day to show up! You rock!

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Call ODFW to Keep Nestle Out of the Gorge

Can’t make it to the Aerial Art Mob today at noon?

Make A Quick Phone Call to Stop Nestlé from Taking Our Water
Make the Call Now: 866-942-5138

Keep Nestlé Out of the Gorge!

Call ODFW:
866-942-5138

One state agency can keep Nestlé from potentially bottling and selling our water but up until now, it has shut out Oregonians’ voices. Enough is enough.

Please call the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) at 866-942-5138 right now and demand that it protects Oregon’s water from Nestlé?

Making the call is easy: simply dial 866-942-5138 to hear a short message from Food and Water Watch. Then, you will be connected to the ODFW main desk and you can share your version of the following message:

“As an Oregonian, I am very troubled by the lack of public comment you have attempted to seek on the Nestlé issue. I am deeply opposed to the water exchange that could allow Nestlé to bottle and sell our state’s water and I urge you to stop the water exchange process today.”

We know that ODFW has the power to keep Nestlé’s out of Oregon. We have been asking the agency to put the issue up for public discussion, but rather than hear from us, ODFW has canceled the past two opportunities for the public to weigh in. Will you join hundreds of Oregonians in calling ODFW at 866-942-5138 today to tell the agency to say no to the Nestlé water exchange?

Make the call to protect your water from Nestlé today: 866-942-5138

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