The Deschutes River needs your voice!

An important action alert from the Deschutes River Alliance.

For the first time in 20 years, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is updating rules regarding aquatic life in Oregon. We cannot allow DEQ to relax any water quality standards in Oregon. For example, relaxation of pH levels, failure to follow ODFW spawning use tables for resident trout, and providing sufficient dissolved oxygen where and when resident trout spawning is known to occur.

Use your voice and tell DEQ to protect aquatic life and water quality! We cannot wait another 20 years – we simply do not have the time with rapid climate change and other contributing factors impacting the lower Deschutes River water quality.

Dates to Remember:
June 6 – Virtual Public Meeting at 4:00 p.m.
June 23 – Public comment period closes at 5:00 p.m.

How to Comment
DEQ will accept comments by email, postal mail, or verbally at the public hearing. Anyone can submit comments and questions about this rulemaking.

Email your comments to:

Postal mail:
Oregon DEQ, Attn: James McConaghie, 700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 600, Portland, Oregon 97232-4100

More info can be found HERE.

Please submit your comments, share them with your network, and let’s protect this beautiful treasure for generations to come!

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