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April 24, 2024

Klamath Basin News, Wednesday, 3/27 – Sen. Ron Wyden Visits Klamath Falls On His Town Hall Tour; Tulelake Irrigation Turns on Water Pump First Time in 4 Years

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Klamath Basin Weather

Rain, mainly after 11am. Snow level 5700 feet. High near 51. Southwest wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Overnight, a little rain and a slight chance of snow, low near 30. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Snow likely before 2pm, then rain likely between 2pm and 5pm, then a chance of rain and snow after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Southwest wind 7 to 12 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Expect rain mixed with snow in the evening hours, light snow overnight, low near 30.  Little or no snow accumulation expected.
A slight chance of snow between 11am and 2pm, then a slight chance of rain after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48.
A 20 percent chance of rain after 11am. Snow level rising to 4900 feet in the afternoon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.
Sunny, with a high near 56.

See Road Camera Views around the Klamath Basin:

Lake of the Woods
Doak Mtn.

Hiway 97 at Chemult
Hiway 140 at  Bly
Hiway 97 at GreenSprings Dr.
Hiway 97 at LaPine

Today’s Headlines

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) traveled to Klamath Falls last Saturday to hold his annual town hall tour of Oregon counties.

Hosted by Oregon Tech, the institution’s President Nagi Naganathan commended the senator working through the night and still making the trip to Klamath County.

Maintaining the spirit of non-partisan progress, Wyden noted a number of recent wins on behalf of the Klamath Basin.

In February, Sens. Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced funding of $72 million coming into the Basin on behalf of collaborative ecosystem restoration efforts.

Wyden noted another recent win in Senate on behalf of seniors, nationwide.

Healthcare, the senator said, is one of the most important things.

The senator said that each year, $4.5 trillion is spent on health care — enough to “send every family of four in America a check for $50,000.”

Rhiannon Kerr, president of Klamath Hospice and Palliative Care board of directors, talked to the senator about the nonprofit’s efforts for local end-of-life care.

Kerr shared the story of caring for her father during the last eight years of his life.

Kerr asked that Wyden bring the capital campaign back to Washington, D.C., with him and rally others to help fund their efforts.

Wyden said that he and Merkley are in the process of gathering community projects and initiatives in need of funding.


The Tulelake Irrigation District turned on Pumping Plant D on March 25th, sending water from the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge through the Tule Lake Tunnel to the Lower Klamath NWR for the first time in four years.

According to the Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA), Pumping Plant D operated continuously for close to 70 years as the primary water source for Lower Klamath NWR. But regulatory restrictions on water availability for the Klamath Project prevented water from pumping through the tunnel.

Brad Kirby, Manager of the Tulelake Irrigation District (TID), says there’s been a lack of water in the Klamath Project, which wouldn’t allow TID to maintain the Tule Lake and Lower Klamath NWRs. Draining these lands meant habitat for animals like waterfowl and fish was decimated. He says this year, there was finally enough water from this winter to refill the sumps. But he says it’s going to take work to maintain it.

Kirby says when water is flowing from Tule Lake to Lower Klamath, the National Wildlife Refuges have a pulse. The KWUA says besides helping wildlife, this process will also help recharge groundwater, decrease dust and provide relief from a grasshopper outbreak.


Twenty-two professionals in the local community volunteered to do mock interviews with Henley High School juniors last week to give them a real-world taste of the job application process.

The volunteer interviewers provided feedback to the students, who were taking part an eight-week professionalism unit taught by Henley English teachers Shannon Carlson and Shaila Walker.

In the unit, students explore their interests and aptitudes and then learn about resumes, cover letters, and interviewing. Students also wrote a research paper on their career of interest.

Walker said bringing in community professionals who had experience with hiring was a way to provide students with a better understanding of how what they learned applied to life outside the classroom.

CTE (career and technical education) coordinator Adam Randall reached out to community partners about the idea.

The students got helpful feedback on ways to improve their resumes and better market themselves. Some students even left with business cards of people to contact for jobs or senior projects.


A 71 year old Klamath Falls resident was booked into the Klamath County Jail Monday on felony sexual related charges.

Karl Rezac was booked on four counts of felony encouraging the sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree.

He was taken into custody by Klamath County Sheriff’s Office.
No other details were available.


Nine teams are competing in this year’s Oregon Tech Catalyze Challenge with a competitive prize pool of $18,000 this year.

The challenge has awarded $100,000 in prize money and services since it began in 2015.

The Catalyze Challenge is a student competition that supports innovative business ideas and fledgling entrepreneurial activity that produces a new idea, product, or service that could become a thriving business in Klamath Falls and has the potential for job growth in rural Oregon.

The competition fosters project development, design, and communication skills, while boosting public understanding of the talent pipeline available at Oregon Tech and encouraging student engagement with the community.

Competitors first presented their innovative and entrepreneurial concepts at a SharkTech Venture Pitch contest in March. Teams who successfully navigated the contest will present their concepts to a panel of judges at the Catalyze Challenge on April 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The 2024 event is made possible through generous sponsorship and donations from Avista, the City of Klamath Falls, Cypress Creek Renewables, Klamath County, Klamath County Economic Development Association (KCEDA), Klamath IDEA Center for Entrepreneurship, Oregon Small Business Development Center, Sky Lakes Office of Strategy & Innovation, VertueLab, and the Wendt Family Foundation.


Former Mazama High School graduate, Jessie Valdez-Vallejo, now at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, recently defeated over 300 other players to win the Esports Afterburner 2024, a tournament that included professional players.

Afterburner is a major Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament based out of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Out of the 300-plus individuals in the tournament, many who finished within the top 30 were players who have signed professional Esports contracts.

According to Kate Hessling, executive director of communications and public relations at the university, Esports is an umbrella for multiple games, just as a university’s athletics department is an umbrella for numerous traditional sports teams. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is to Northwood Esports, what Northwood football is to Northwood athletics.

Jacob said that since starting last fall, Valdez-Vallejo has won a handful of tournaments in the Midwest.


Meetings are underway after a historic Memorandum of Understanding was signed into agreement earlier this month, marking the official collaboration between Tribal, agricultural and federal stakeholders in Klamath Basin restoration.

Enacted as part of Klamath Basin Drought Resilience Keystone Initiative, the MOU recognizes a partnership between the Klamath Tribes, Yurok Tribe, Karuk Tribe and the Klamath Water Users Association for ongoing and future cooperative restoration projects.

“The parties shall share the common goals of achieving sustainability and resilience for the Basin, its communities, fisheries and tribal trust and other natural resources,” the MOU reads.

The MOU mandates the parties to conduct meetings at which they are to discuss potential “priority projects” (projects that can be initiated and completed within one to two years) in the scope of ecosystem and habitat restoration as well as effective water management.

Over the past month, the parties have met several times, most recently in Ashland earlier this week.

Tracey Liskey, president of the KWUA, thanked the Klamath, Karuk and Yurok Tribes as well as the Bureau of Reclamation for their engagement and presence at this week’s meeting.

Representatives on behalf of the Klamath Tribes and local Bureau of Reclamation have not yet responded to comment on the meetings.


Klamath County Public Works Department announced three major projects set for this week.
  • Drainage canal maintenance along Summers Lane near the intersections of Sturdivant and Ezell Avenues. Watch for trucks entering roadway.
  • City of Klamath Falls water main replacement work to begin next week along Eberlein Avenue between Patterson Street and Hilton Drive. Work expected to conclude in July.
  • Bridge maintenance road closure March 25-27 of Cheyne Road between Matney Way and Buesing Road. 

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 541-883-4696.


BTS Bus Service Reduced

Public transportation serves many in the Klamath Basin, but starting April 1, some of the regular riders with BTS will have to find a new mode of travel when BTS reduces services across the board in order to continue a sustainable operation. Daily hours will be reduced. Weekends will have no service.

The necessary consolidation and reduction of public transportation services comes a little less than a year after a short-term tax levy on the ballot failed.

Ballot Measure 18-130 defined a tax rate of $0.29 per $1,000 assessed property value for five-year period which would have started July 2023.

So, a local property owner with a home or land that is valued at $100,000 would pay $29 per year for five consecutive years.

The majority — roughly 30% — of the funding comes from a local tax rate of $0.48 which was made permanent by voters in 1997.

Measure 18-130 marked the first request for additional local tax funding in 27 years.

But Klamath County residents voted against the ballot measure, leaving BTS in serious financial peril.

Ridership in the Klamath Basin continues to increase each year, but revenue from ridership only makes up a very small portion of the funding — about 3%.


The VFW is holding an Easter egg hunt 3/31 starting at noon at Veteran’s Memorial Park.

Over 1000 eggs will be for the taking for veterans and their families. For more info call 541-880-4964



IYS is Building Brighter Futures Through the Love our Children “Day of Play”

This spring marks a pivotal moment for Integral Youth Services (IYS) as they launch their inaugural major giving campaign in alignment with the national holiday Love Our Children Day. With the ambitious goal of raising $60,000, this campaign offers numerous ways for the community to get involved in making a difference including giving, volunteering, or supporting vital at-risk youth programming.

Notably, all funds raised remain local, directly benefiting the entirety of Klamath County  youth who access IYS programs.

IYS specializes in assisting youth navigating challenging circumstances such as economic hardship, food insecurity, and homelessness. In 2023 alone, they supported 1,710 young individuals across eight comprehensive programs throughout Klamath County. These initiatives encompass essential facets of support, including community engagement, nutrition, shelter, transitional living, workforce development, and life skills training.

The campaign kicks off with the "Day of Play" event scheduled for April 13th, 2024, from 1PM to 5PM at Mike’s Fieldhouse. This event serves as a vibrant introduction to the broader fundraising efforts.

Love Our Children Day not only initiates Child Abuse Prevention Month but also serves as a rallying call for community backing of IYS's invaluable work with youth and families. “Love our Children Day is meant to celebrate positive relationships between youth and their families says Taylor Hampton, IYS Development Director, “This is a key component of what we strive to create at IYS.”

For those eager to contribute, there are several avenues for involvement:

  • Attend the Day of Play event on April 13th.
  • Donate directly to the campaign, or become an event sponsor at hypeupyourhope.square.site/love-our-children
  • Participate in one of their mini fundraisers happening in April and May including their

Bottles and Cans drive, Feedback for Good rally, or Pickleball tournament.

  • Become a volunteer for their events or at their main office at 115 N 10th Street.

To learn more about IYS and their impactful initiatives, visit their website at iyskfalls.org. Join us in making a difference in the lives of at-risk youth and families in our community.


                  Coming to Ross Ragland Theater!

The prehistoric age is going futuristic for an upcoming show at the Ross
Ragland Theater, April 4th
Lightwire Theater is presenting DINO-LIGHT. It’s a glow-in-the-dark story of
adventure, self-discovery, and of course dinosaurs. The show itself
combines dance and puppetry as well as some cool light displays.
Artistic director for Lightwire Theater, Ian Carney, said, “The technology is
called electroluminescent wire or EL wire or L wire for short. It is a
phosphorus-based wire, so a copper wire with phosphorus sprayed on it
and a gel coating, PVC coating basically around it. That’s what gives us its
different colors.”
Lightwire Theater will be in Klamath Falls on April 4 and the show starts at
6:00pm. It is only in town for one day so make sure to buy your tickets at
the Ross Ragland Theater website.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre Spring Break Theater Camp Presents

Jack and the Beanstalk

Dates: Monday-Friday, March 25-29; 8:30am – 1:00pm
Performances: Saturday, March 30 at 3pm & 5:30pm

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, an original adaptation of the classic children’s story. What happens when a young boy plants Wonder Beans in his own backyard? For Jack, it is the beginning of a great adventure. With a little help from P.T. Wonder and a Giant, Jack learns a valuable lesson about true happiness. This musical production also features a host of other characters, including the Elegant Harp, Jill, Mother, Milky White, the Farmers, the Merchants, the Circus Performers and the Wonder Beans.

There are three age groups for the Spring Break Camp with opportunities for students from Kindergarten to age 18!

Cost: $175, multi-student discount available; scholarships available

Group 1: Kinder – age 7 have the opportunity to be part of the production on stage! They will audition on Monday and begin rehearsals that day! (16 spots available)

Group 2: Ages 8 – 8th grade have the opportunity to be part of the production on stage! They will audition on Monday and begin rehearsals that day! (44 spots available)

Group 3: Ages 12-18 have the opportunity to be an assitant director for the show! Have the experience of helping backstage and to learn from MCT’s director team! (4 spots available)



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View all adoptable pets anytime online at www.klamathanimalshelter.org



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The 2024 federal funding package approved by Congress last weekend and signed by President Biden includes 36-million-dollars for Oregon.

Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley say the money will fund 28 programs across the state. Nineteen programs concern health care and education including a 988 Suicide & Crisis Prevention campaign, drug addiction treatment and nursing programs. Six programs benefit job creation and innovation and three programs involve community resilience and emergency response coordination.


The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, a remote expanse of wilderness along the California-Oregon border, will not lose any of its acreage after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up two challenges to its expansion.

Logging interests and several counties in Oregon had asked the high court to strike down a 2017 addition to the monument. Their lawsuit claimed President Barack Obama, who seemed to be working to kill the logging industry, improperly made the designation because Congress had previously set aside the land for timber harvests.

By gaining monument status, the area won special protections, including a prohibition on logging.

The challenges to the expansion raised the additional, and broader, question of whether the president’s authority to create national monuments unilaterally under the Antiquities Act should be restricted. Critics of the 1906 law, who have commonly opposed bids for new designations, have argued it gives too much power to the executive branch. The Supreme Court has decided not to address the issue.


The Grants Pass Police Department is urging the public to be cautious after several people have fallen for new scams. 

According to a Facebook post from GPPD, a family has targeted several residents in the area by pretending to be in a desperate situation.

“A family claiming to be from Dubai (said) they found themselves in a desperate situation and unable to buy gas for their Mercedes-Benz because their credit card had been blocked. They approached an innocent citizen who had just finished his grocery shopping,” the post said. “They told him their story and offered to sell $20,000 of gold jewelry for only $1,200.00 if he helped them… However, as you might have already guessed, the punch line in this sad tale of social engineering was that all of the jewelry was fake.”

The post said that this family shows up in Grants Pass every few weeks and several have fallen for this scam, the post said.  It is believed other southern Oregon towns have also been visited by the same culprits.

“If you ask most victims of this fraud, they will likely tell you they were only trying to help a family that was having some bad luck,” the post said. “My advice to our fellow citizens is that if you come across someone you want to help, help them without expecting anything in return. As soon as the enticement of a quick profit is offered, you can be confident that something criminal is afoot.”


AllCare Health is asking Oregon lawmakers to make rezoning rural Oregon a top priority in the next legislative session.

According to Julie Akins, senior housing director for AllCare, the Coordinated Care Organization hopes legislators will extend existing residential development rules to include rural communities to aid in Oregon’s housing crisis.

She says 65% of Oregon’s unhoused population are living unsheltered. Akins says Oregonians know we have a housing crisis and by changing a few rules, we can make it a little less difficult to house folks who really need it.

Akins hopes legislators will cut through some red tape and work with small communities and owners of large lots to build additional housing.


Astronomers are gearing up for another North American solar eclipse on April 8th, 2024. But how much you’ll see depends on where you are in Oregon and your chances are limited. 

Jim Todd, OMSI’s Director of Space Science Education, says totality will miss us by a wide margin, The dark section, called the umbra, is going to move from Mexico into Texas, the Midwest in Illinois and Ohio, and easterly up to New England .

OMSI and the rest of the state will see a partial eclipse, about 23%. But if you start moving eastward, toward the Ontario, they’re going to get about 33%.  Bend will see a maximum of 25% at 11:25 a.m. In Burns, it’ll be 30% at 11:27 and Jordan Valley gets the most in Oregon at 35%.

If you plan to view any portion of the eclipse, it’s imperative to wear solar viewing glasses from start to end.

Oregon won’t get any other kind of eclipse, of any kind, in North America until probably 2040.


Some inmates at the Warner Creek Correctional Facility, in Lakeview, will be able to join a work release program at a woodworking business.

Oregon Corrections Enterprises has announced a partnership with Pacific Pine Products, in Lakeview, to train and employ workers from the prison. Inmates would be screened for community safety and have a desire for self-improvement. They would be paid hourly. Pacific Pine would train the inmates in a variety of jobs. The partnership will officially be launched April 2nd.


Grange Cooperative Supply Association (“Grange Co-op”), a leading agricultural cooperative based in White City, Oregon, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) as part of the Organic Market Development Grant program.

The grant aims to support the expansion of processing capacity for organic grain feed, addressing critical needs within the nation’s growing organic industry. With this funding, Grange Co-op plans to significantly enhance its processing capabilities to meet the increasing demand for organic grain feed, particularly in the livestock sector. The project will not only benefit organic producers but also contribute to meeting the rising consumer demand for organic products.


A rare wolverine has been spotted on the Oregon Coast three times in the past week and a half in Nehalem, Netarts and Newport.

Wolverines are rare and listed as threatened in Oregon ,so these sightings are certainly unusual.  The Oregon Coast does not provide suitable habitat, and this wolverine is likely dispersing to a new area where it can survive and hopefully reproduce.

Wolverines are the largest member of the weasel family, weighing somewhere between 17 to 40 pounds, with brown fur and small rounded ears.

They typically live in cold, higher elevation areas with a dense snowpack, which they use to both protect their dens and – because they’re scavengers – create a kind of ice chest for prey.

Young wolverines will often travel long distances to establish a new territory, which is what ODFW suspects is the case with these sightings.


The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation into last Wednesday night’s fatal officer involved shooting on the Bend Parkway. 

Sgt. Jason Wall says the man shot by Bend Police has been identified as Gabriel Platz, who was reportedly seen driving recklessly before being involved in a three-vehicle crash,  They responded to a motor vehicle crash. While investigating the crash, they contacted an 18-year-old male out of Bend. During that contact, Mr. Platz brandished a firearm moments before an officer from the Bend Police Department discharged their agency-issued firearm. Platz was the sole occupant of his vehicle.

Officers attempted life-saving measures and Platz was taken to the hospital. But he didn’t survive. It’s unclear where he passed away. The officer is now on paid critical incident leave.

The Major Incident Team, which is comprised of all tri-county law enforcement agencies, to include the Oregon State Police, are all coming together and utilizing the full resources of every single individual agency towards investigating this one event. Bend Police utilizes body-worn cameras, but footage has not been released.


A 33-year-old man from Vancouver, Washington was arrested at a Bend hotel early Thursday morning, March 21st. Orlando Smith is charged with Assault, Promoting Prostitution and an out-of-county warrant. 

According to Bend Police, a 31-year-old Salem woman texted the National Human Trafficking Hotline to report she was being held against her will and forced to engage in sex acts at the Red Lion Inn & Suites on NE Butler Market Road. After multiple unsuccessful attempts to contact the victim, officers knocked on the hotel room door. When the victim answered, she was evacuated and police took Smith into custody.

The victim later told investigators Smith punched her in the face several times and forced her to engage in sex acts with multiple men over two days. BPD says officers found an online ad for the victim, and Smith had more than $1,000 in cash at the time of his arrest.

If you or someone you know is involved in a trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888 or text 233733. Help is available 24/7.


Teachers in the Salem-Keizer School District voted to authorize a strike this Friday for the first time in district history, but union and district leaders said they’re hopeful they can settle a contract this week before educators walk off the job.

The two sides are close to agreement on a contract following almost a year of bargaining, with both parties optimistic final differences can be worked out in a session scheduled Monday with a state mediator.

The strike authorization is the first in district history and reflects the tensions that have grown over months as district leaders pursue substantial budget cuts for the 2024-25 school year.

A round of school layoffs will be announced later this spring.

Students and parents have publicly rallied to support teachers, with about 100 attending a parent-organized demonstration outside district offices last week. Those present said they want district leaders and Superintendent Andrea Castañeda to show they respect the educators who work in their classrooms.


The Oregon State Fire Marshal is calling on Oregonians and local fire agencies to submit their nominations for the prestigious Golden and Silver Sparky Awards.

The awards recognize outstanding achievements in fire prevention and public safety education. These awards honor the dedication and commitment of people and organizations working to create safer communities.

The Golden Sparky is awarded to a fire service member or agency demonstrating exemplary efforts in fire prevention or public safety education. The Silver Sparky recognizes the remarkable contributions of civilians or civilian agencies demonstrating exemplary efforts in fire prevention or public safety education.

Nominations for these awards are open until April 1, 2024. To nominate deserving candidates, simply submit a nomination form along with a detailed explanation and examples showcasing the nominee’s exceptional achievements.

For more information and to access the nomination form, please visit the OSFM Sparky Award webpage or contact us at publicaffairs.osfm@osfm.oregon.gov.


SOLVE invites volunteers to register for their annual Earth Day celebration: The Oregon Spring Cleanup

SOLVE Oregon Spring Cleanup at Cannon Beach 2023

Portland, Ore., March 12, 2024 – From April 13 to April 22, families, community members, neighborhood associations, and environmental enthusiasts are invited to engage in a signature event in SOLVE’s annual calendar: The Oregon Spring Cleanup, presented by Portland General ElectricRegistration for this environmentally conscious event series is now open.

Participants are invited to join SOLVE, event leaders, and partners from across the Pacific Northwest in a collective celebration of Earth Day. The SOLVE calendar showcases a variety of events throughout Oregon and SW Washington between April 13 and April 22, with the majority of events culminating on April 20. Diverse initiatives address specific environmental needs with opportunities ranging from beach cleanups to neighborhood and city litter pickups. Further activities include restoring natural habitats through native tree and shrub plantings, weed pulls, and mulching projects. Each project contributes to the enhancement of our shared surroundings.

With a variety of projects already online, the Oregon Spring Cleanup invites enthusiastic volunteers to contribute to a cleaner, greener, and brighter planet. Interested individuals can browse the map of projects to find events near them, learn about each opportunityand sign up for a meaningful contribution to the environment. Participating in the Oregon Spring Cleanup provides an excellent opportunity to bond with family members, coworkers, and neighbors, while collectively contributing to preserving some of Oregon’s most stunning locations.

As SOLVE anticipates another successful event, valued partner Portland General Electric, shares their commitment to the cause: ” PGE proudly supports SOLVE’s efforts to make our communities cleaner and greener. In 2023, our employees and their families volunteered with SOLVE for more than 220 hours. We’re excited to join community members again this Earth Day to help improve our beautiful state.” said Kristen Sheeran, Senior Director of Policy Planning and Sustainability, Portland General Electric.

For those inspired to host an event, SOLVE is still accepting new volunteer-led projects. The sooner projects are submitted, the faster SOLVE can care for the rest. Event leaders receive full support, including free supplies, access to project funding, disposal assistance, and help with volunteer recruitment.

For more information, please visit solveoregon.org/oregon-spring and be part of the collective effort to create a cleaner, greener planet.

Along with Portland General Electric, other event sponsors include Clean Water Services, AAA Oregon/Idaho, Fred Meyer, Metro, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, KOIN, The Standard, Swire Coca-Cola, Holman, Demarini-Wilson, Trimet, and PepsiCo.

About SOLVE – SOLVE is a statewide non-profit organization that brings people together to improve our environment and build a legacy of stewardship. Since 1969, the organization has grown from a small, grassroots group to a national model for volunteer action. Today, SOLVE mobilizes and trains tens of thousands of volunteers of all ages across Oregon and Southwest Washington to clean and restore our neighborhoods and natural areas and to build a legacy of stewardship for our state. Visit solveoregon.org for more information.


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