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  • Rebekah Altman Joins DRC as Development Director

    Rebekah oversees all things Development at the DRC – fostering relationships and garnering support for our work.

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RESTORING STREAMFLOW ​​AND IMPROVING WATER QUALITY
IN THE DESCHUTES RIVER BASIN FOR 25 YEARS

 

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We’re lucky to have this beautiful river

but the systems that manage it were created 100 years ago, and now it’s suffering

  • Act Now to Save the Deschutes River

    The Deschutes is a natural jewel in the heart of our community. But many of us are unaware that the river upstream of Bend is in big trouble. Its ecology is at a tipping point and showing steep declines in fish, wildlife and vegetation. We must act now before it is too late.

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What We Do

The problems are fixable and we're all working together to conserve water and​ solve them

Everyone Wins

Everyone will win if we can fix this

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The streamflow challenges currently facing the Deschutes Basin trace back more than 100 years. Settlers put the Basin's water to work pursuing a successful future for local agriculture ​but not considering the environmental ​impact. Today we know far more about the need to protect ecosystems while supporting livelihoods. We're fortunate to be in a basin with enough water for all — provided it's properly managed. By rethinking and rebalancing how we use and share water, we can and will have enough water for fish, farms, and families. 

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