For Immediate Release
Contact: Ysabel Bilbao
March 1, 2018
Jordan Valley Rodeo Board Makes Major Donation to the Owyhee Basin Stewardship Coalition to Support Ongoing Efforts on Federally Managed Lands
JORDAN VALLEY, Oregon – The Owyhee Basin Stewardship Coalition received a $19,000 donation from the Jordan Valley Rodeo Board of Directors during the OBSC’s 2nd annual membership meeting. The money was raised during the Owyhee Rope and Ride, an annual event used to benefit Owyhee and Malheur counties as they fight to protect multiple use on federally managed lands.
“We are grateful for the support of the Jordan Valley Rodeo Board. The men and women who raised this money are the people most affected. They know and understand the need for a local voice for the management of public lands. To make that happen, it takes dedication and significant financial backing,” said Elias Eiguren, OBSC treasurer.
Nearly 60 members from Jordan Valley and neighboring communities attended the annual meeting, held on February 22 at the Lion’s Den. Members learned about the efforts of the leadership board, and future plans to keep the land protected from potential harm and threats, while it remains available for multiple-use.
The OBSC is a 12-person volunteer board that represents all of Malheur County. Attendees voted unanimously to keep the three incumbent board members on the board of directors, including; Ken Davis of Adrian, Linda Bentz of Juntura and Mark MacKenzie of Jordan Valley.
The Owyhee Rope and Ride is held in Jordan Valley, every September. The OBSC encourages the public to attend to show support for the event. For more information go to: http://www.biglooprodeo.com/id9.html
For more information on the OBSC, please visit our website: OurLandOurVoice.com
The OBSC is a volunteer organization made up of ranchers, business owners, law enforcement, veterans, outdoor enthusiasts and concerned citizens, formed to maintain a healthy, working landscape. Public lands are a vital resource for the sustainability of the entire county and future generations. Supporters can join the Owyhee Basin Stewardship Coalition and donate to the campaign atOurLandOurVoice.com.