Burn bans will start June 15 in Benton and Linn counties

05/31/2018

May 31, 2018 SALEM, Ore. — A ban on all open and backyard burning will take effect on June 15 in Linn and Benton counties. The Oregon Department of Forestry and the fire defense boards of the two counties announced the ban, which aims to reduce the occurrence of open debris burns escaping control. The…Read more »

2018 KOG Annual Report

05/31/2018

https://keeporegongreen.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018-Spring-Annual-Report-5_24_2018.pdf

2018 Membership Letter

05/31/2018

https://keeporegongreen.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Newsletter-2018-5.pdf

Fire season begins June 1 in SW Oregon

05/31/2018

May 31, 2018     Fire Season Begins June 1 Fire season begins Friday, June 1, at 12:01 a.m. on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District. Lands affected by this declaration include state, private, county, city, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties. “Rainfall across…Read more »

Citizen Fire Academy helps homeowners prepare for wildfire

05/31/2018

May 31, 2018 SILVERTON, Ore. — What you learn at an evening workshop Tuesday, June 5 at the Oregon Garden in Silverton might save your home from wildfire. The Citizen Fire Academy class helps Oregonians take simple steps to prepare for wildfire. Cost is $5 per person. The class is from 6 to 9 p.m….Read more »

Spring clean-up should prevent, not start wildfires

05/31/2018

May 29, 2018 SALEM, Ore. – Many Oregonians have good intentions each spring when they set out to eliminate wildfire hazards around the home. But the tools they use may actually start a wildfire if not handled properly.   A sad example is the 2015 Stouts Creek Fire in southwest Oregon. Reportedly caused by a…Read more »

GRANTS PASS IS ONE OF SEVERAL COMMUNITIES ACROSS OREGON RECEIVING GRANTS TO REDUCE THEIR WILDFIRE RISK

05/31/2018

April 25th, 2018  GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass is one of seven Oregon communities that have received small grants to hold wildfire prevention projects on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day May 5. Grants Pass, along with LaPine, Lostine, Ukiah, Umpqua and two neighborhoods in Corvallis, will join 144 other communities nationwide that will work to…Read more »

Prevent your campfire from turning into a wildfire

05/31/2018

May 21, 2018 SALEM, Ore. – Sitting around a campfire is one of the special times we all enjoy, but campfires are also a major cause of wildfires. May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal, and the Oregon Department of Forestry urge Oregonians to follow…Read more »

Burn backyard debris safely

05/31/2018

May 14, 2018 SALEM, Ore. – May is Wildfire Awareness Month in Oregon and the ideal time to trim back trees and shrubs from around your home that could pose a wildfire threat.   As you begin spring clean-up, Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal…Read more »

Create a circle of safety around your home in case of wildfire

05/31/2018

May 7, 2018 SALEM, Ore. — May is the perfect time to create a circle of safety around your home to protect it from wildfire.  That’s one reason May is Oregon Wildfire Awareness Month. All month long the Oregon Department of Forestry, Keep Oregon Green Association, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal and fire…Read more »