Newsletter 10/4/21

Good evening Neighbors!

Thank you for your patience in receiving this week’s newsletter.

SCM is celebrating a year of officially being a non-profit organization! As many of you may know, our volunteers have been involved in keeping up with water and land use concerns long before the non-profit was formed. We feel fortunate to be among our community and serving as stewards of homeowners, business owners, and the environment in the Chehalem Mountain region. We are thankful for the people that have spent their time, energy, and shared their expertise for this cause in the past, present, and into the future. We feel very supported by our community and we are grateful for volunteers and donations. The generosity of our neighbors is inspiring! Thank you.


Water Application Status:

WAG Holdings, LLC (18505 NE Jaquith Road) Water Application #G-18843 request to drill a well & irrigate over 20+ acres of cannabis was on a second hold at the Oregon Water Resources Dept.  The Administrative Hold expired on 7/5/21. Since the expiration there has been no change nor activity from OWRD.  Thanks to our Water Team who are monitoring the situation daily, keeping us updated and are in contact with OWRD & our Water Attorney. 

View application: HERE.  

View Resident’s comments: HERE.


Most of the Chehalem Mountain region is within the “ORANGE” DEQ Special Control Area. October 1st through December 15th is considered the fall burning season, however you will need to check on the day you wish to burn for specific hours and guidelines. You can use the following resources to check if it is okay to burn in your area:

TVF&R Website

TVF&R Burn Restrictions

Willamette Valley Open Burning Announcement


Help keep harmful chemicals out of our ecosystem!

There will be a Waste Pesticide Collection event on Oct 30, 2021, from 9am-2:30pm at the Polk County Fairgrounds. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.

This collection event is for landowners, farmers, and other commercial and institutional pesticide users in the Upper Willamette Valley. Priority is given to forest and agricultural landowners. Only pesticide products will be accepted, no adjuvants, oils, anti-freeze, empty pesticide containers etc.

Please see the brochure for more information, and the required Pesticide Waste Collection event application form/waste inventory sheet (attached.) The form and attached inventory sheet must be submitted to CleanHarbor Environmental Services, Inc, on or before October 20, 2021.

More information available online at

Feel free to contact us with suggestions for newsletter content. Have a great week!



Mailing Donations:  

Payable to: Save Chehalem Mountain

15532 SW Pacific Hwy C1B#331, Tigard, OR 97224

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