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Winthrop Town Council Passes Resolution of Support for Methow Headwaters Campaign

The Town of Winthrop has passed a resolution requesting the withdrawal of lands within the Methow River Headwaters in Okanogan County, Washington, from the operation of the General Mining Act of 1872. The resolution requests that the United States Secretary of the Interior and Congress use their authority to protect the Methow Valley’s clean water for wildlife, the local economy, the wellbeing of all citizens and for future generations. Read the PDF here.

Methow Headwaters Community Meeting

Dear Supporters, Thanks to you, the Methow Headwaters Campaign has made great strides in the last few months, but our work is not done. We now have a very limited window to lock in agency commitment to a mineral withdrawal before the clock runs out on the Obama administration. Please join us this Thursday evening at the Twisp Valley Grange to hear a campaign update, enjoy fun activities, and learn how you can help us protect the headwaters from large-scale mining. The U.S. Forest Service will also attend to update us on its withdrawal efforts. We are grateful for your efforts last month to send personal letters to the U.S. Forest ...

Fall Updates + Action Request

Dear Methow Headwaters Supporters, Recently the Methow Headwaters Campaign received great news that the U.S. Forest Service agrees a mineral withdrawal is the best path forward to protecting the Methow Valley from industrial-scale mining. While this is wonderful news that couldn't have happened without immense community support and the continued leadership of Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, we still have a lot of hard work to do to get the U.S. Forest Service to follow through with their commitment and take action before the end of this Administration. "Our goal is to begin working ... with the Bureau of Land Management on the process ...