World Comes to Oregon

Steve Johnson, ODFW Fisheries Biologist
Steve Johnson, Fisheries Biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, speaks with E-LAW advocates about efforts to rehabilitate the Ten-Mile Creek watershed in Yachats, Oregon.

Sixty-six environmental advocates from 34 countries traveled to Eugene and the Oregon coast (March 1-6) for several days of hard work and play, and forged the friendships and partnerships that make the E-LAW network strong. In light of current affairs, it was thrilling to watch people of different nations, cultures, races, religions, and languages set aside their differences to work together to protect the environment. The 2003 E-LAW Annual International Meeting was an inspired and productive gathering!

Latin American advocates prepare regional dishes for meeting participants on Latin America Night
Latin American advocates prepare regional dishes for meeting participants on Latin America Night

Advocates this year hailed from Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Liberia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and the U.S.