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UDRC May 16, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Monte Dammarell introduced our speaker Chris Madison, a certified arborist and owner of Madison Tree Consulting in Bend. Jay Henderson representing Spring River Tree Service was available for questions. Jay can provide bids and referrals for tree service. Chris presented an overview of tree risk assessment. A risk assessment may…

UDRC April 18, 2019 Meeting Minutes

The April UDRC meeting featured a panel discussion focusing on the Deschutes River water flows and the efforts underway to improve the heath of the river. The panel included: Kyle Gorman, Oregon Water Resources Department, Mike Taylor, Coalition for the Deschutes, Craig Horrell, Central Oregon Irrigation District, Mike Britton, North Unit Irrigation…

Harper Bridge

For decades, South County’s Harper Bridge river access has been a popular destination for locals and visitors to access and float the Deschutes River. Its popularity, combined with a lack of formal established parking, has caused traffic congestion and parking issues on Spring River Road and has created concern over…