Protect Beaver Creek Watershed Legal Fund
Beaver Creek, a crucial watershed here in our own Oregon backyard, connected to critical habitat of the Endangered Species Act protected Coho Salmon runs, is in danger of being poisoned from aerial pesticide spraying of 400 plus acres of privately owned forest land.
The poisoning of our valley and watershed will affect the entirety of Seal Rock Water District. This small local Beaver Creek valley is rich with wildlife, homesteads, farms and ranches, wetlands and families.
Local community members are donating time working on a grassroots level. We need funds for operating costs, potential legal fees and ongoing chemical testing of Beaver Creek neighbor's water, soil, plants, and urine.
The proposed spray could start as soon as September 2, 2023, and subsequently for years to follow.
We all live downstream!
This is a statewide issue. Your water is affected! We're ready to take this fight to the next watershed after our own is safe.
Some small homes, farms, and ranches are within 100 feet of the spray zone. The spray seeps into the ground, contaminates runoff, groundwater, potentially your wells, and all life downstream.
The clear-cut being sprayed is owned by a Danish businessman, Sørn Nymark of ANE Forests of Oregon, who owns thousands of acres of Oregon forest land. The dangerous chemicals used in Oregon forestry have been banned in Europe, and Mr. Neymark's home in Denmark will never see such a toxic and devastating poisoning.
Proposed Aerial Spray:
A total of 473 acres on and around S Beaver Creek Rd , S Low Rd , and the Beaver Creek State Natural Area in Seal Rock, OR is scheduled for a 90-day window of aerial application of herbicides between 9/02/23 and 11/30/23 .
Herbicides to be used are:
• Aquaneat (Glyphosate-isopropylammonium 53.8%)
• Rotary 2 SL (imazapyr 27.8 %)
• Oust Extra (Sulfometuron methyl 56.25%, Metsulfuron methyl 15%)
• Carrier: Chemical additive: Super Spread MSO
Please also sign our petition to prevent aerial spraying by helicopter over our homes and watershed, and share to help spread the word. We need your help!
For more information, visit our website at https://www.stop-the-spray.com
ESU of Oregon Coast Coho NOAA