Bend businesses have contributed to the lease program over time, and other corporations have invested through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation.
DRC staff joined our partners at the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council (UDWC) on a beautiful fall day for a tour of the recently restored reaches of Whychus Creek.
Local pipe manufacturing saves millions of dollars in shipping costs and makes this large-diameter, high-pressure pipe locally accessible.
This year’s report includes a message from our executive director, a closer look at our approach in the basin, our current main initiatives, how we’re responding to a changing climate, a look at 25 years of flow restoration, a review of our 2020 financials, and our 2020 supporter acknowledgments.
DRC staff had the opportunity to paddle what remains of Wickiup Reservoir with expert staff from the US Forest Service and US Fish and Wildlife Service last Friday.
Congratulations to DRC Programs Director, Dani Wise Johnson for becoming a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) through the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER).
The Deschutes County Commission has approved an additional American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) investment of $1.45 million for an On-Farm Efficiency Water Conservation Investment project. “The money couldn’t come at a better time as Central Oregon endures another year of extreme drought,” Fitzpatrick concluded. “Impacts are being felt in every stream and every irrigation district throughout the Deschutes Basin.”