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Thursday, August 7, 2023 KQEN On Wednesday, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced that four rural Oregon Fire Departments, including two in Douglas County, will receive a combined nearly $2.2 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for firefighter recruitment and retention. Wyden said, “Firefighters have been working hard

Project at Ross Island could help stop the Willamette River from turning green

The recurring toxic algae bloom plaguing the Willamette River is in many ways a human-caused problem, and now it appears to have a human-made solution. Sunday, September 6, 2023 By: Chris McGinness KGW 8 PORTLAND, Oregon — Toxic algae blooms in the Willamette River have become a recurring summer problem in recent

More than $600,000 for wildfire risk reduction to come to Oregon

Monday, September 4, 2023 By: Robert Desaulniers KEZI EUGENE, Ore. – The state of Oregon is set to get more than $600,000 to help reduce the risk of major wildfires in forests around the state. Oregon’s U.S. Senators, Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, announced that the U.S. Forest Service is

Fish Support: More than $19.3M to aid Oregon fish passage

Saturday, August 26, 2023 Curry Coastal Pilot Six Oregon counties, including Lincoln and Tillamook, will receive a combined $19.3 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation for culverts to encourage fish passage and species conservation. Oregon U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have announced the funding. Wyden fought for