Utilities Launch River Projects

April 17, 2014

The Eugene Water & Electric Board and the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission of Eugene and Springfield have partnered with a water conservation organization, The Freshwater Trust, on two separate programs that improve the health of the McKenzie River.

The Freshwater Trust will develop a survey program in the McKenzie River watershed for EWEB to identify key river frontage for conservation.

The Freshwater Trust is working with the McKenzie Watershed Council and Upper Willamette Soil and Water Conservation District to collect and analyze vegetation and habitat data from 14 reference sites. That information will be used to help define subbasin specific characteristics and plant communities that constitute a diverse and healthy riparian system, according to The Freshwater Trust communications director Adrian McCarthy.

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