Learn more about the PWP
For more information about the PWP Program, email [email protected] or call 541-685-7438.
What is Pure Water Partners?
PWP encourages stewardship of healthy riparian forest areas and provides incentives to landowners to protect and/or restore riparian forests as key systems for maintaining clean water, reducing erosion, providing shade along the adjacent waterbody, providing key habitat for fish and wildlife, and maintaining a healthy resilient watershed.
PWP also recommends the use of native plants as a way of reducing chemical and water use, as well as maintenance, while protecting water quality and increasing native wildlife habitat. In light of the Holiday Farm Fire, PWP is encouraging landowners to incorporate Firewise practices on their properties, which aim to create defensible space and reduce invasive vegetation and ladder fuels that can threaten homes and structures.
Program partners include the Eugene Water & Electric Board, Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation & Development, McKenzie Watershed Council, McKenzie River Trust, Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission, Upper Willamette Soil & Water Conservation District, University of Oregon, and the US Forest Service.
The Pure Water Partners program helps to Restore native biodiversity through native plantings and invasive vegetation management, reduce runoff pollution for protecting water quality, protect homes and properties from wildfire impacts with fire fuel reduction treatments and education to private landowners about creating fire defensible space, and restore and enhance wildlife habitat for watershed health.