The Molalla River Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Congressman Kurt Schrader’s legislation to designate a 21-mile stretch of the Molalla River as “recreational” under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, became law as part of S.47, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act .
“I am proud to have introduced and worked on this Wild and Scenic designation in collaboration with so many dedicated members of the Molalla community back home,” said Rep. Schrader. “For over a decade, we have been working to pass this legislation and designate the Molalla River as a Wild and Scenic recreational river. The idea was born out of a small gathering of local river stewards and Molalla residents, who were looking to protect their river, preserve essential fish habitat, and aid their local economy by increasing tourism. I thank my colleagues for their support today and for all of the hard work that has gone into preserving the beauty, history, and ecosystem of the river for generations come.”