Burn backyard debris safely


May 15, 2017–May is Wildfire Awareness Month and the ideal time to reduce the excess vegetation 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 urge you to consider chipping or recycling your yard…Read more »

Create a circle of safety around your home


May 9, 2017–Before summer arrives, create a circle of safety around your home to protect it from wildfire. 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 educators statewide are spreading the word on ways to prevent…Read more »

KOG receives Google Ad Grant


KEEP OREGON GREEN ASSOCIATION is a recipient of a Google Ad Grants award. The Google Ad Grants program supports registered nonprofit organizations that share Google’s philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts. Google Ad Grants is…Read more »

Oregon communities participate in national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, May 6


Nine Oregon communities were awarded $500 each to implement wildfire prevention projects on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. They are joining a nationwide effort to reduce their wildfire risk on May 6, 2017. The National Fire Protection Association’s Community Wildfire Preparedness Day is a call to action that gives people of all ages a chance to…Read more »

2017 Membership Newsletter


Click on the link to see a summary of KOG’s 2016 activities. Newsletter 2017 (5)

Wildfire Awareness Month 2017


During May, Keep Oregon Green will promote wildfire prevention topics via traditional and social media each week to help homeowners and tourists learn how to ensure their outdoor activities do not spark the next wildfire. For more information, visit these websites: Keep Oregon Green, www.keeporegongreen.org; Oregon Dept. of Forestry, www.oregon.gov/odf; Office of the State Fire…Read more »

May is Wildfire Awareness Month


May 1, 2017 Contact: Kristin Babbs, president Keep Oregon Green Association 503-945-7499, Kristin.a.babbs@oregon.gov The governors of eight western states have signed a proclamation recognizing May 2017 as Wildfire Awareness Month. The chief executives of Oregon, Washington, Nevada, California, Idaho, Utah, Montana and South Dakota encourage all citizens to “take steps to better prepare their home…Read more »

Fire Season Is Ending But Fire Prevention Never Stops


  Oregon Department of Forestry fire officials are officially ending the 2016 fire season on Southwest Oregon District-protected lands Thursday, October 13 at 12:00 a.m. The conclusion of fire season is a result of cooler temperatures and continued rainfall throughout Jackson and Josephine counties. The fire prevention regulations put into effect on June 30 will…Read more »

Fall precipitation ends fire season for lands protected by ODF in NE OR


As of Oct. 13, 2016, the Oregon Department of Forestry has terminated fire season for forestlands protected by the Northeast Oregon District. This includes private, state, county, municipal and tribal lands protected by ODF. The Northeast Oregon District includes lands in the following counties: Union, Baker, Umatilla, Wallowa and small portions of Grant, Morrow and…Read more »

Fire Restrictions Lower Today In SW OR, Fire Season Remains in Effect


The wet weather and cooler temperatures has prompted the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District to drop the fire danger level to “Low” (green) today. These changes affect 1.8 million acres of state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land Management lands in Jackson and Josephine counties that are protected by ODF’s Southwest Oregon…Read more »