Join us for RiverFeast on May 20, 2022 Join us on Friday, May 20th for a delightful evening to give back to our beautiful rivers while exploring the stunning event space at the Unitarian Universalist…
Rebekah oversees all things Development at the DRC – fostering relationships and garnering support for our work from foundations, businesses, and community members. She gets excited about interdisciplinary approaches to complex issues and the power of collaboration.
The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council is coordinating a six-part informational speaker series about Whychus Creek and its watershed. DRC Executive Director, Kate Fitzpatrick will be sharing information about WATER USE AND CONSERVATION on March 15th at the Sisters Library with a virtual attendance option.
Senators Merkley and Wyden Announce Crucial Funding to Support Water Conservation and Habitat Restoration in Central Oregon ›
“This funding is an invaluable investment in a project that both restores natural flows to McKay Creek, supporting reintroduced steelhead, while providing more reliable pressurized water to farmers. We are thankful for this federal investment in a truly win-win project that gives back to the community and the ecosystem,” said Deschutes River Conservancy Executive Director, Kate Fitzpatrick.
We had a great field day seeing water conservation work in action. Better management of water to yield even greater conservation benefits!
DRC staff recently joined NRCS staff on a tour of four farms in the Smith Rock Area, which are slated to receive funding for irrigation efficiency improvements under the National Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program.
“The Deschutes River Conservancy has shown itself time and again to be an essential piece of Central Oregon’s commitment to water quality and conservation for communities,” Wyden said. “This legislation would build upon the Conservancy’s strong legacy with federal support to help its vital work with rivers and tributaries continue for years to come.”
Funding for the Deschutes River Conservancy was included in a $20.5 million package for a suite of 13 drought resiliency projects in five Western states. The Deschutes Basin was the only project site to be selected in Oregon.