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Wildfire Information

American Red Cross Oregon Wildfires Fund

Donations to the American Red Cross Oregon Wildfires Fund will directly help those affected by the devastating wildfires across Oregon. Click on Oregon Wildfires Fund to make an donation.

Coronavirus Information

SRWC COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Fund

The Sunriver Women’s Club is initiating a new COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Fund for nonprofit agencies serving South Deschutes County. This fund sponsored by SRWC will help nonprofits continue serving Southern Deschutes County residents during this difficult time, ensuring they have the resources to provide basic necessities to our community. Click here to donate.

Ready, Set, Go! Are YOU Wildfire Ready?

Oregon State University Wildfire Preparedness Resources

UDRC Defensible Space Reimbursement Program expanded to include La Pine CWPP area

The Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund has agreed to extend funding for the UDRC Defensible Space Reimbursement Program including the La Pine Community Wildfire Protection area. We are accepting new applications for 2020.

The UDRC will help property owners within the Upper Deschutes River and La Pine Community Wildfire Protection boundaries (South of Sunriver) with the cost of creating or maintaining defensible space for wildfire risk reduction. The UDRC will reimburse your expenses for licensed fuels reduction contractors or rental equipment up to $500 maximum. One application from a property owner will be accepted each year. To qualify for this program click here for the online application form.

UDRC Low-income Senior or Disabled Defensible Space Program

UDRC has partnered with Council on Aging of Central Oregon to provide free wildfire fuels reduction services for low-income senior or disabled homeowners in South Deschutes County. Click here for a printable flyer describing the program. To apply for the Senior Low-income Defensible Space program, click here for the mail in application form with age and income requirements or call Council on Aging at 541-678-5483 to request the application form.

Forests of Eastern Oregon Webinar Series

Free webinar series Forests of Eastern Oregon from OSU Extension Service. Key features of our Eastern Oregon forest types, how site conditions and location impact forest plant communities, how to identify prominent tree species, and details on about what conditions help them thrive.
The webinars will be held on selected Thursday evenings (6:00 to 7:15 p.m.) starting July 30, 2020, and running through December 3. To register click here.

Firewise Workshops – A Community Approach

We have recently completed a 3 part workshop covering Firewise Basics, Outreach Strategies and Community Project Planning. These workshops were held online with guest speakers including subject matter experts from our local communities and agencies throughout Deschutes County. The purpose of these workshops were to make connections across Firewise sites, share ideas and lessons learned. As an outcome of these workshops a network of support and resources were created to help Firewise sites succeed in their efforts. Click here to view the workshop videos and resources.