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It's Your Oregon: Jerry Magee

Jerry Magee is one busy man. He is the Wilderness and National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) Program Lead for the Oregon-Washington State Office of the Bureau of Land Management, but still makes time to volunteer for OEC.

Jerry Magee is one busy man. He is the Wilderness and National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) Program Lead for the Oregon-Washington State Office of the Bureau of Land Management, but still makes time to volunteer for OEC.

“I’ve enjoyed my internship and volunteer experiences immensely.  They fall within the environmental arena that I’ve devoted my life and career to, but have introduced me to an entirely different realm regarding Healthy Food and Farms, and have allowed me to shift my focus from national to local issues. 

Sustainability was already a part of Jerry’s life, but his work with OEC’s Healthy Food and Farms program has since led to consciousness-raising about finding organic and locally-grown food sources in his community and supporting those food producers through his food dollars. “I’m responsible for “Earth Month” programs at my church, and we’ve since transformed our last-Sunday-of-the-month potluck into a "100-mile potluck" after having Allison Hensey speak on the topic of supporting healthy food and farms.”

Jerry came to OEC while pursuing his Master of Environmental Law and Policy degree. “I was aware of OEC’s work in the global warming arena through their support for the Oregon Governor’s Clean Car Initiative.  Chris Hagerbaumer agreed to speak for one of my Earth Month Sundays, after which I joined the mailing list and volunteered to bring my hybrid vehicle to a Cleaner Cars Rally at PSU.  I also gave oral testimony to the Governor’s Vehicle Emissions Task Force that eventually recommended that stricter tailpipe emissions and other provisions be pursued by Governor Kulongoski.” 

“I have been impressed with the OEC’s commitment to making Oregon a better place for all of its citizens, and the way that OEC works to bring people together for the common good.  Although I’ve since earned the Masters Degree, I continue to support OEC’s many important programs by volunteering for events whenever I can.”

 
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