This past April, the Oregon Marine Board affirmed the longstanding ban on gas motors on Waldo Lake after receiving more public comment on this decision than ever before. (Click here for more information).
However, the Oregon Aviation Board is expected to make a final ruling on sea planes on Waldo Lake on January 31, and it needs to be convinced that it serves all Oregonians, not just interests of sea plane owners and pilots.
Please send an e-mail to the Oregon Aviation Board today! But public pressure must be brought to bear on the Aviation Board NOT to allow sea planes. We need to convince the Aviation Board with a loud and clear voice that the public does not ever want noisy, disruptive, possibly polluting sea planes on Waldo Lake.
Waldo Lake is bordered by Wilderness and old growth forest. It is one of the few large lakes that offers a quiet, semi-primitive nature experience to hikers and campers. As one of the purest lakes in the world with visibility that exceeds Crater Lake, this lake is a world treasure worth protecting. Gas motors create an unacceptable risk of pollution from usage and fuel spills, especially when there are numerous options for motorized recreation on nearby lakes.
Please take a minute to help protect Waldo Lake! Click here to send an e-mail today and ask the Aviation Board to protect Waldo Lake!
Brian Pasko, Director
P.S. Will you be near Springfield, Oregon on January 31? We encourage you to attend the Aviation Board hearing in person to show your support for Waldo Lake! The hearing is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ken Long Conference Room at the Willamalane Center, 250 S 32nd Street in Springfield. A carpool is being organized from Bend (please e-mail Gretchen Valido if you would like more information).