The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality awarded approximately $125,000 total to 13 businesses and non-profits in Oregon’s repair and reuse industry on Friday, July 17. DEQ’s 2020 Workforce Development Repair and Reuse grants provide up to $10,000 to each awardee to support projects that help protect Oregon’s environment, public health and economy.
This week, DEQ began overseeing the cleanup of the last legacy contamination site in Portland’s downtown reach.
he Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has released the 2019 Oregon Water Quality Index . The index, or OWQI, details water quality assessments at 160 ambient monitoring stations across the state.
“Oregonians have been leading the way in adopting electric cars to lower emissions,” said Gov. Kate Brown. “Electrifying trucks, buses and delivery vehicles is the next logical step in cutting emissions, improving air quality and fighting climate change.”
“It started innocently enough with pressure washing the deck. This seemingly benign activity showed that the deck needed a lot of repair.” -Rebecca Wells-Albers My husband and I have been working on a deck rebuild at our house in the evenings and weekends since April (note that we are reluctant but willing Do-It-Yourselfers). We usuallyContinue reading “Repair, Reuse, Relax – DEQ staff protects the environment one foot of lumber at a time”
DEQ vehicle inspection stations reopened to record-setting crowds, and began processing a big backlog.
“I’m pleased that this grant funding is making its way to our state so we can monitor the quality of our waters, promote safety, and support this special Oregon tradition.” U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley
Refuse and recycling workers continue to support the health and well-being of communities across Oregon.
“We’re receiving about double our normal supplies these days – we saw about two million pounds of food donations come through last week,” says Steven Castro, who receives and logs donations at the Oregon Food Bank. “But these supplies go right out the door just as soon as they come in.”
Oregon DEQ will continue to oppose federal rollbacks of environmental regulations.