Press Releases

Tickets Now on Sale for Deschutes River Conservancy’s RiverFeast Dinner & Auction

Anglers, paddlers, and river lovers of all stripes are invited to gather for RiverFeast, the Deschutes River Conservancy’s (DRC) upcoming gala fundraiser. Set to take place on May 4, 2023 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, the event promises an evening of celebration as guests learn about DRC’s latest restoration initiatives while enjoying a three-course dinner, signature cocktail, and fine wine.

New Water Management Program Will Ease Water Shortages for Junior Irrigators and Rivers

The Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC), in partnership with Central Oregon Irrigation District and North Unit Irrigation District, is launching the 2022 Deschutes Water Bank Pilot Program. The program is a local, flexible, and voluntary water management tool, which allows for the easier movement of water to meet farmer and river needs in times of scarcity.

Deschutes County invests $1.45 million in relief funds for water conservation project

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.”