The Keep Nestlé Out of the Gorge Coalition, a diverse group of organizations, formed to protect the scenic Columbia River Gorge from a Nestlé water bottling facility. Nestlé desires to bottle spring water in the Gorge – spring water used by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) for a fish hatchery. If Nestlé succeeds in bottling this water it would be the first time that a state agency would give away publicly owned water so Nestlé could profit from it. There are two state agencies involved in the governmental process necessary to free up this spring water to Nestlé and they both answer to Governor Kitzhaber. The coalition has succeeded in engaging over 30,000 Oregonians who have contacted the governor asking him to tell the ODFW to withdraw their application for a water exchange that would essentially give away our water so that Nestlé can bottle and sell it. Join us to protect Oregon’s water from Nestlé!
Working with you and our other partners, Food & Water Watch is heating up the Keep Nestlé Out of the Gorge! Campaign. With your help we’ll stop Nestlé from building its wasteful water bottling facility in the Columbia River Gorge.