Oregon Water Coalition will host its 2018 Annual Meeting and conference from 7:30am-12pm on January 23, 2018 at the Hermiston Agricultural & Research Extension Center. The half-day event will feature updates on local water issues as well as a two hour “water rights bootcamp” led by attorney Laura A Schroeder of Schroeder Law Offices. You can view the agenda here and you can RSVP here. To learn more, email Marika, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile in Salem, a bill has passed the Oregon House of Representatives that would allow utilities to build solar farms on high-value farmland, provided the land is not within an irrigation district and does not otherwise have a water right.