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Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District (DSWCD) Meetings click here

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 .

Annual Meeting will be via Zoom July 16th 9:00AM call Jeff Rola for access.

Deschutes County Board of Commissioners Meetings  click here

Virtual Workshops:

Northwest Drought Workshop July 28 - 30 register at https://drought.unl.edu/EventInfo.aspx?id=1136

Soil Health Conference "The Foundation for Regenerative Agriculture" July 30 - 31 register at https://soilhealth institute.org/annual-meeting-2020

Soil Water Conservation Society (SWCS) 75th International Annual Conference July 27 - 29 Registration is open through July 15th. visit www.swcs.org/20AC for more information

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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!

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Water Supply Outlook Updates

The water supply forecast for the spring and summer of 2020 is below-average for most of Oregon, except for near- or above-average for northeast Oregon basins, including the John Day, the Grande Ronde, and Umatilla watersheds. Water supply forecasts are particularly low for basins in central, south-central, and southwest Oregon. Water supply forecasts have not changed significantly from a month ago, except for the John Day and Grande Ronde basins in northeast Oregon. What has changed from a month ago is the increasing certainty of the forecasts; this is primarily due to the high likelihood that there won’t be significant precipitation through the remainder of the summer.

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COVID - 19 UPDATE

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

 

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