The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Leading the effort in ensuring sustsainable, responsible, and productive stewardship of all land and water resources for the economic and environmental benefit of the Owyhee Watershed.
The Owyhee Watershed Council is a tri-state organization (Idaho, Oregon, Nevada). It consists of local farmers, ranchers, recreationists, scientists, and other concerned citizens appointed by both the Malheur and Owyhee County Board of Commissioners. The Council is working to accomplish the following goals: 1) Basin-wide collaboration in educating and communicating accurate and factual watershed information; 2) A watershed that captures, stores, and releases good quality water; 3) Funding and support for projects that address watershed needs; 4) Protection of public and private rights; 5) A sound economy based on the local culture, customs, and values of Owyhee Watershed communities; and 6) Positive public participation and involvement in local watershed issues.