The McKenzie Masters Foundation is raising funds with two goals in mind: Make the river navigable again and put the local guides back to work.
For this fundraiser, McKenzie Masters Foundation is partnering with the McKenzie River Trust, Eugene Water and Electric Board, Lane County, the McKenzie Community Development Corporation, Lane County Sheriff’s Marine Office, US Fish and Wildlife and the McKenzie River Guides Association. These various agencies will comprise a steering committee to determine the best use of your donated funds to identify necessary projects and will employ the local fishing guides to make them a reality.
The recent Holiday Farm Fire has burned over 170,000 acres across the McKenzie River Valley. Over 400 homes have been destroyed along with many beloved recreation sites throughout the valley. The fire has also inflicted large-scale damage to the heart of the McKenzie Watershed. This amazing watershed supports farms, forests, critical fish populations, recreation opportunities and supplies drinking water for some 200,000 residents. Extensive rebuilding is needed to restore this amazing river and the community that it supports. Trees and other debris need to be removed from the river. It is anticipated over the next several years that more trees and debris will continue to wash into the river. Boat landings need to be rebuilt and restored.
There are 2 easy ways to donate.
Thank you for your help. We hope to see you on the river soon.