Current Projects

Be Well Project – Jackson County

Oregon State University’s Extension Service got federal funding to study wells in the county, and is now recruiting families to take part in the study. We get details on the program and its goals in a visit with Chrissy Lucas, who coordinates the Small Farms and Groundwater Outreach Programs, and Kara Baylog from Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC).

Listen to us talk about the project on Jefferson Public Radio

Find out more about domestic well issues in Oregon from the OSU College of Public Health and Human Performance with this episode of the Public Health Insider

Lincoln County Septic and Well System Repair Assistance Program

The Echo Mountain Complex wildfire that ignited in Lincoln County on Labor Day in 2020 destroyed 300 homes – and left hundreds of wells and septic systems needing to be repaired, pumped or replaced.

Our program is connecting survivors with septic and well contractors to have systems replaced using federal ARPA funds. Apply now at

Questions – please email Chrissy Lucas or Kelci Free

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