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Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District (DSWCD) Meetings:

NOTE:  Due to the COVID-19 issue the Deshutes SWCD  monthly meetings will be held via ZOOM. Please contact Jeff Rola at 541-408-7024 for access to the board meetings.

 

The Deschutes SWCD meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 9:00AM - 12:00PM .

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Small Grant Projects

Awards are available up to $15,000 for private landowners to perform restoration projects on their land.  These grants allow for quick implementation.

If you have a project in mind or would like to discuss possibilities, give us a call: 

541-923-4358 ext. 3190

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Drought Notification

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COVID - 19 UPDATE

The Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District (DSWCD) will be holding board director elections on November 3, 2020 for the following positions:

Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 5, and one At-Large position

Directors serve four-year terms. Find out more about becoming a director, zone boundaries, and eligibility requirements by clicking on the icon above.

Election forms and more information can be found at: 

https://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/NaturalResources/SWCD/Pages/Elections.aspx

A 'Declaration of Candidacy' and 'Petition for nomination signature sheet' must be submitted by each candidate to Deschutes County Clerk and the Oregon Department of Agriculture by 5:00 pm on August 25, 2020!

On June 15th Deschutes County Commissioners unanimously approved a Drought Declaration due to low river flows and some of the lowest storage levels ever recorded in area reservoirs.

Most of Deschutes County is categorized as a severe drought area.  

As a landowner in Deschutes County, this can be a troubling time.  It's also an opportunity that provides awareness to our counties water management and steps that landowners can take to prepare for future drought or low water years.  We can work together to improve our water management practices for future usage. 

More drought information can be found at: 

https://www.oregon.gov/OWRD/programs/climate/droughtwatch/Pages/GovDeclDrought.aspx

https://www.weather.gov/media/pqr/WaterSupplyOutlook.pdf

Our office remains closed to the public.  If there are any inquiries that our District can assist with, please call our office line and leave a message!

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) serves as the lead agency for the public health response. OHA is working with Gov. Brown and local public health officials to monitor and suppress COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations and reduce the health and economic impacts and disparities that have stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic in Oregon. OHA updates their webpage daily to deliver the last news and statistics.  Learn how you and everyone around you can stay safe.

Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District   

625 SE Salmon Ave. 

Redmond, OR. 97756

541-923-4358 Ext. 3190

An Equal Opportunity Service Provider and Employer