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Why be involved?


The act or process of collaborating…a product resulting from collaboration…a working together; a joint intellectual effort.  Collaboration is what the Upper Deschutes River Coalition is all about.  Working together to find a balanced approach to creating a unique and wonderful place to live, work and recreate.

Agency Partners

Become a Friend of the Coalition

Everyone needs friends, even URDC.  Would you like to know what is going on in your area?  Would you like to be kept in the loop about volunteer opportunities?

Volunteer Projects

  • River Meadows – Forest Service Thinning Project
    River Meadows home owners and Forest Service personnel worked together to thin and pile 5 acres on public land adjacent to their clubhouse property. The project was accomplished under the UDRC/FS Participating Agreement.River Meadows Thin 1 River Meadows Thin 2 River Meadows Thin 3 River Meadows Thin 4
  • 2012 In-Kind Volunteer HoursIn 2012, our volunteers contributed 10,883 hours vs 9394 hours in 2011, valued t $239,100. Over the last two years total volunteer hours is 20,277 valued at $445,486.
  • 2011 In-Kind Volunteer HoursThis report lists the number of volunteer hours by type of work. Over 11,000 hours valued at $211,000 were donated to the UDRC.
  • Upper Deschutes River Sweep Fall 2014
    The River Sweep is a partnership between the UDRC and the statewide organization SOLVE. The UDRC looks forward to partnering again with SOLVE in the fall of 2014 for the 8th Annual Upper Deschutes River Sweep to make it even better. In 2013, over 60 volunteers collected over 1,000 pounds of Trash. Details on the fall 2014 river sweep project will be available in early August. The river sweep includes the Upper and Little Deschutes Rivers, Spring River and Fall River. This includes over 40 miles of river flows.