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Eugene, Springfield and Lane County to begin leaf pickup
Posted on 10/27/2022
Lane County and the cities of Eugene and Springfield are preparing to kick-off their annual leaf collection efforts. Removing leaves from catch basins, grates and gutters allows storm water to run off and prevents flooding.  READ MORE...
Ecological burn at Mt. Pisgah today, Oct. 20
Posted on 10/27/2022
Lane County Parks, in cooperation with the Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah, as well as US Fish & Wildlife Service and Rivers to Ridges partners, will be conducting an ecological – or prescribed – burn at the Howard Buford Recreation Area (HBRA) today, weather permitting.   READ MORE...
Prescription drug take back event in Veneta this Saturday
Posted on 10/26/2022
Do you have unwanted or expired medications at your home? The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to help community members safely dispose of prescription drugs.   READ MORE...
What are voters' rights at official ballot drop boxes?
Posted on 10/25/2022
Increasing reports of groups planning to “watch” official ballot drop boxes in Oregon and news coverage of contentious interactions in other places has some voters questioning their rights when it comes to returning their ballots to an official ballot drop box.   READ MORE...
All remaining Level 1 (Be Ready) evacuation notices canceled for Oakridge and Westfir areas
Posted on 10/24/2022
The Lane County Sheriff's Office is lifting, effective immediately, the remaining Level 1 (Be Ready) evacuation notices in the Oakridge, Westfir and High Prairie areas.   READ MORE...
2022 General Election ballots in the mail
Posted on 10/20/2022
The Lane County Elections office has placed ballots in the USPS mail stream for the 2022 General Election.   READ MORE...
2022--2023 property tax statements available online, in the mail
Posted on 10/18/2022
Lane County taxpayers will receive their 2022–2023 property tax statements beginning on October 18, 2022.  READ MORE...
Lane County Public Health urges Oakridge area residents to seek respite from hazardous air and offers help to do so
Posted on 10/14/2022
To help Oakridge area residents seek respite from the hazardous air, LCPH has partnered with Oakridge Air and Willamalane to offer free all-access memberships to the Willamalane Park Swim Center, Bob Keefer Center, and Camp Putt which will be good through November.  READ MORE...
Are you #ElectionReady in Lane County?
Posted on 10/13/2022
Voters in Lane County must register to vote no later than October 18, 2022.  READ MORE...
Lane County Parks, Oregon State Marine Board host Oct. 17 community meeting for Forest Glen Landing
Posted on 10/11/2022
Lane County Parks and Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) are hosting a community meeting on Monday, October 17, at 6:00 p.m. in the McKenzie School gymnasium (51187 Blue River Drive).  READ MORE...
Open houses to be held for preliminary FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Lane County
Posted on 10/10/2022
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing updates to the flood maps for Central Lane County and will be hosting open houses with specialists who can answer floodplain questions for residents.  READ MORE...
Lane County opens Shankle Brooklyn Street Shelter
Posted on 10/05/2022
The shelter will serve 12 of Lane County’s most vulnerable community members at a time by providing residents rooms, a kitchen, bathrooms, common spaces and a patio area.   READ MORE...
Lane County Veterans Services ready to help local veterans access benefits through the new PACT Act
Posted on 08/29/2022
Lane County veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances may be eligible for expanded U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare benefits under the newly enacted Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, commonly referred to as the PACT Act.   READ MORE...
Lane County awards $3 million in ARPA grants to support local organizations
Posted on 08/24/2022
On Tuesday, the Lane County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to provide a total of $3 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to support projects at 17 local community organizations.   READ MORE...
Scammers impersonating Sheriff's Office employees
Posted on 08/19/2022
We have received recent reports of a telephone scam in our community.   READ MORE...
Lane County awarded healthiest larger employer in Oregon second year in a row
Posted on 08/18/2022
Lane County has been recognized as the #1 healthiest larger employer in Oregon by the Portland Business Journal for the second year in a row.   READ MORE...
ROAD CLOSURE: Office Covered Bridge (Old Mill Road), Westfir
Posted on 08/18/2022
The Office Covered Bridge (and Old Mill Road running through the bridge) will be closed 24 hours per day, 7 days a week from August 28 to October 15 for painting.   READ MORE...
Public agencies to auction surplus vehicles and equipment
Posted on 08/16/2022
Each year Lane County auctions vehicles because of age or mileage. Lane County Fleet Services will conduct a public, open-bid (with proxy bidding) auction from Thursday, August 18, to Saturday, August 20  READ MORE...
County seeking applicants for decennial Charter Review Committee; applications due September 1
Posted on 08/15/2022
Every ten years, Lane County Government is required to convene a Charter Review Committee to review and recommend changes to the County’s Home Rule Charter.   READ MORE...
Residents are encouraged to brush up on emergency and evacuation preparedness
Posted on 08/11/2022
Lane County Sheriff’s Office and Lane County Emergency Management encourage residents, especially those living in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) to brush up on their emergency planning, including understanding evacuation levels and emergency alerting.   READ MORE...
Lane County hosting public hearing for referral of five-year local option parks levy
Posted on 08/03/2022
The Board of County Commissioners is holding a public hearing regarding the possible referral of a five-year local option levy to support county parks.   READ MORE...
National Night Out with the Sheriff's Office
Posted on 08/01/2022
Please join the Lane County Sheriff’s Office tomorrow night, August 2, for National Night Out 2022!   READ MORE...
Lane County releases plan outlining pandemic recovery
Posted on 08/01/2022
Lane County has released its Annual Recovery Plan, providing residents with transparent information regarding efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and promote economic recovery.   READ MORE...
Lane County Public Health recommends indoor masking for all community members
Posted on 07/13/2022
Lane County Public Health (LCPH) today announced that due to sustained community transmission and a strained medical system, it is recommending all community members in Lane County mask up in indoor spaces.   READ MORE...
Lane County CCOs accepting applications for Community Advisory Council
Posted on 07/07/2022
Lane County’s Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), Trillium Community Health Plan and PacificSource Community Solutions, are now accepting applications for the Community Advisory Council for the 2022-2024 term.  READ MORE...
Rodakowski Landing (Harvest Lane) closed July 6--7
Posted on 07/05/2022
Boaters are encouraged to use the boat ramp at Armitage Park to put in or take out instead.   READ MORE...
Lane County Public Health and Oregon Health Authority partner to open "vaccine storefront" at Valley River Mall
Posted on 06/30/2022
The clinic is located at The Valley River Center (293 Valley River Center) is located between Round 1 and the Department of Motor Vehicles and is open Thursday-Saturday, 12PM-7-PM, and on Sundays from 11 AM-4-PM.   READ MORE...
Planning Commission holds public hearing on rural accessory dwelling units
Posted on 06/29/2022
The Lane County Planning Commission is conducting a work session and public hearing regarding proposed code amendments that would allow accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in rural residential zones.   READ MORE...
ROAD CLOSURE: Sunderman Road (Mohawk)
Posted on 06/28/2022
Sunderman Road will be closed between Willamette Leadership Academy and Pine Ridge Golf Course for a Fourth of July parade on July 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  READ MORE...
Lane County Firewise Grant Program will open for applications on July 1
Posted on 06/23/2022
Lane County’s Firewise Grant program is accepting applications from residents in unincorporated Lane County from July 1, 2022 through July 31, 2022.  READ MORE...
Harbor Vista Campground offers new cabin stays on the Coast
Posted on 06/22/2022
Lane County Parks is excited to announce the completion of three NEW cabins at Harbor Vista Campground in Florence, Oregon.   READ MORE...
Lane County to host panel discussion and input session on proposed behavioral health stabilization center
Posted on 06/08/2022
On Thursday, June 16, at 11:00 a.m. Lane County will host a panel discussion and input session to present and gather feedback on the proposed 42-bed behavioral health stabilization center.   READ MORE...
ROAD CLOSURE: Old Mill Road (Office Covered Bridge)
Posted on 06/08/2022
The Office Covered Bridge is closed for the Alpine Epic 2022 (mountain bike event) on Saturday, June 18.  READ MORE...
Recycling options expand for area residents, businesses
Posted on 06/01/2022
Starting today, many Lane County residents with curbside recycle carts—including those in Eugene and Springfield—and customers at all Lane County transfer stations can add #1 and #2 bottles, jars, and jugs to their recycling.  READ MORE...
Lane County to hold online information session on American Rescue Plan Community Grant opportunity on Monday, May 23
Posted on 05/20/2022
An online information session about Lane County’s American Rescue Plan Community Grant opportunity will be held next Monday, May 23, at 12:00 p.m. Visit www.LaneCounty.org/ARPA for the Microsoft Teams link to join the meeting.   READ MORE...
American Rescue Plan community grant opportunity
Posted on 05/16/2022
Lane County will award $3 million in grants to assist nonprofits and public agencies that did not receive direct American Rescue Plan (ARPA) allocations as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. To apply, submit the required information contained in the Request for Applications packet found at www.LaneCounty.org/ARPA.   READ MORE...
Lane County Parks hosting regional community meetings to discuss future of parks
Posted on 05/12/2022
Lane County Parks is hosting four regional meetings this month to gather input from community members about parks in their region.   READ MORE...
Lane County's Budget Committee kicks off with a public hearing next Tuesday, May 3
Posted on 04/28/2022
Lane County is working to develop its 2022-2023 budget. The first Lane County Budget Committee meeting is Tuesday, May 3, at 5:30 p.m. with the public hearing set to begin at 7:00 p.m.  READ MORE...
Drop-in session Saturday, May 7, for Holiday Farm Fire survivors with rebuilding questions
Posted on 04/28/2022
Lane County Land Management is hosting a drop-in session on Saturday, May 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the McKenzie Community School New Gym (51187 Blue River Drive) for Holiday Farm Fire survivors who are working through the rebuilding process.   READ MORE...
County mowers are gearing up and need roadsides clear of obstructions
Posted on 04/27/2022
Drivers on rural County-maintained roads will see mowers clearing the road rights-of-way of grass and brush beginning this month. Property owners can help prepare by ensuring they have not placed anything in the mower’s path in the road right-of-way.  READ MORE...
Draft Bicycle Master Plan available for review
Posted on 04/27/2022
Lane County’s first-ever draft Bicycle Master Plan is available for review and comment. The draft plan’s goal is to make bicycling a viable regional transportation option in rural Lane County linking communities to destinations and services, and connecting where we live, work, and play.   READ MORE...
Board of County Commissioners adopts new, three-year strategic plan
Posted on 04/26/2022
Today, the Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 to adopt a new strategic plan to help guide Lane County programs and services for 2022–2024.   READ MORE...
Lane County Board of Commissioners approves County's first Community Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Plan
Posted on 04/18/2022
The Lane County Board of Commissioners approved the County’s first Community Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Plan on a 4-1 vote this past Tuesday. This decision makes Lane County the second Oregon county to have a comprehensive, community-wide plan to address the climate crisis.  READ MORE...
Armitage Park campsite expansion moves closer to reality; project open house on April 12
Posted on 04/06/2022
Lane County Parks is making progress on its efforts to expand camping at Armitage Park  READ MORE...
Lane County Waste Management celebrates Food Waste Prevention Week
Posted on 04/05/2022
Research shows that consumers are responsible for more wasted food than farms, grocery stores, or restaurants. In Lane County, this translates to nearly 50 tons of food each year —accounting for almost one-fifth of the total waste stream. Statewide, 70 percent of the food that Oregonians throw out could be eaten. Food waste also generates methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases.  READ MORE...
Lane County hosting input sessions on new strategic plan draft
Posted on 03/29/2022
Lane County is updating its three-year strategic plan for 2022–2024. A draft plan has been created based on survey results and earlier feedback from community leaders, residents and employees.   READ MORE...
Grants available to help Holiday Farm Fire survivors harden homes, businesses against fire
Posted on 03/21/2022
People who own a home – including a manufactured home – or business that was damaged or destroyed by the 2020 wildfires can receive money for using more fire-resistant methods and materials when they rebuild. Those who have already rebuilt also qualify.   READ MORE...
Lane County, partners celebrate first electric vehicle charging station at Mt. Pisgah
Posted on 03/21/2022
Lane County’s Fleet Services Division has finished the installation of an electric vehicle (EV) charging station in the main parking area at Howard Buford Recreation Area (Mt. Pisgah).   READ MORE...
Emergency alert test on Saturday, March 12, for Veneta, Fern Ridge and Santa Clara-area residents
Posted on 03/08/2022
A test of the emergency alert system in the Lane Fire Authority and Santa Clara Fire District service areas is scheduled for noon on Saturday, March 12.  READ MORE...
Legislature approves investment in multi-use facility at Lane Events Center
Posted on 03/04/2022
The Oregon Legislature has approved providing Lane County with $7.5 million toward the construction of a new, publicly owned multi-use facility at the Lane Events Center that could provide a home for the Ems baseball team, as well as other community events and activities.  READ MORE...
Suicide Prevention Coalition of Lane County & Lane County Public Health launch Why We Build
Posted on 03/01/2022
Each year roughly 2,000 people attempt suicide in Lane County. The Why We Build project shares survivors’ stories in their own words - lives of joy, lives of hardship; lives that are all worth living.  READ MORE...
Deadline to file a personal property tax return for businesses is March 15
Posted on 02/22/2022
Personal property tax returns for businesses are due by March 15. No filing extensions will be granted.  READ MORE...
Online open house Wednesday for 30th Avenue improvements
Posted on 02/14/2022
Lane County is studying how to improve safety, comfort and connections along the 30th Avenue corridor from Agate Street to McVay Highway for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers.   READ MORE...
Lane County makes new investment in public safety; increases number of Sheriff's deputies
Posted on 02/09/2022
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), in partnership with the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, has dedicated $7.2 million over the next five years in upcoming Secure Rural Schools (SRS) payments to increasing the number of deputies available to respond to calls across Lane County.   READ MORE...
Community survey available for use of American Rescue Plan funding
Posted on 02/07/2022
Lane County residents are invited to take a short online survey to help Lane County prioritize the use of $15 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.   READ MORE...
Lane County awarded top honor for budget document
Posted on 01/26/2022
The 2021–2022 Lane County budget document has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).   READ MORE...
Lane Events Center Open House on Thursday, Jan. 20
Posted on 01/19/2022
Lane Events Center (LEC) is hosting an open house with virtual and in-person options to hear from residents about the future of the Fairgrounds.  READ MORE...
Emergency alert test on Saturday, January 15, for Lower Highway 58 residents
Posted on 01/10/2022
A test of the emergency alert system in the Lowell Fire District, Dexter Rural Fire Protection District, and Pleasant Hill-Goshen Fire & Rescue service areas is scheduled for noon on Saturday, January 15.  READ MORE...
Commissioners Farr and Trieger chosen as chair, vice chair
Posted on 01/04/2022
Commissioner Pat Farr (District 4) will serve as chair in 2022 and Commissioner Laurie Trieger (District 3) will serve as vice chair.  READ MORE...
Save the date: State of the County Address on January 10
Posted on 01/03/2022
The 2022 State of the County Address will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 10, 2022.   READ MORE...
WasteWise Holidays: Recycle it right
Posted on 12/27/2021
The holiday season is winding down and it’s time to make sure that reusable and recyclable items don’t find their way into the trash.   READ MORE...
Proposed redistricting maps available for review ahead of public hearings
Posted on 11/23/2021
The Lane County Board of Commissioners is considering three (3) proposed redistricting maps presented by the Independent Redistricting Committee (IRC) and hosting two public hearings next week.   READ MORE...
Patence Winningham selected as Oregon Emergency Manager of the Year
Posted on 11/22/2021
The Oregon Emergency Management Association (OEMA), in partnership with Oregon Emergency Management (OEM), selected Lane County Emergency Manager Patence Winningham as Oregon’s Emergency Manager of the Year.   READ MORE...
Lane County and Oregon Internet Response receive award for wildfire response
Posted on 11/19/2021
Lane County Technology Services Department (TS) and Oregon Internet Response (OIR) received the Award for Excellence in Telecommunications Projects and Regional Strategies during the 25th annual Oregon Connections Telecommunications Technology Conference.  READ MORE...
WasteWise Holidays: Food waste
Posted on 11/15/2021
According to a statewide food waste study performed by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in 2019, Oregon households throw away 6.3 pounds of wasted food per household per week. Of the food waste that Oregonians threw away, 71 percent could have been eaten by humans.   READ MORE...
Road Closure: Riverview Avenue
Posted on 11/15/2021
Riverview Avenue in Mapleton is closed at milepost 0.1 until further notice due to a damaged culvert.   READ MORE...
Lane County adds another community meeting on Nov. 17 for Strategic Plan update
Posted on 11/12/2021
Lane County has added another community visioning meeting to help with the Strategic Plan update process. The new meeting Wednesday, November 17, at 11:30 a.m.   READ MORE...
Lane County celebrates completion of massive improvement project on Territorial Highway
Posted on 11/09/2021
The project improved road safety on Territorial Highway between Gillespie Corners and the community of Lorane by stabilizing three landslides at Stony Point, softening the sharp curves of the road, adding shoulders to accommodate people biking, and paving the road. Work began in June 2020 and continued over two construction seasons.   READ MORE...
Residents encouraged to comment on proposed county redistricting maps
Posted on 10/28/2021
Lane County’s Independent Redistricting Committee (IRC) is seeking public comment as it works to select which of four possible redistricting maps to provide to the Board of County Commissioners for further discussion.   READ MORE...
Transportation and enforcement officials urge driver safety along London Road on Halloween weekend
Posted on 10/28/2021
This Halloween, drivers should remember: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different.   READ MORE...
Road Closure: Irving Road (Eugene)
Posted on 10/11/2021
Irving Road between NW Expressway and Prairie Road will be closed during the day on Thursday, October 14, for paving and striping.   READ MORE...
Ecological burn planned at Mt. Pisgah today, Oct. 4
Posted on 10/04/2021
Lane County Parks, in cooperation with the Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah, as well as Rivers to Ridges partners, will be conducting an ecological – or prescribed – burn at the Howard Buford Recreation Area (HBRA) today, weather permitting.   READ MORE...
Lane County declares second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day
Posted on 09/28/2021
The Board of County Commissioners voted to declare the second Monday in each October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.   READ MORE...
Road Closure: North Fork Siuslaw Road (Florence)
Posted on 09/21/2021
A portion of North Fork Siuslaw Road will be closed for large culvert installation.   READ MORE...
Vaccination requirement announced for County employees
Posted on 09/16/2021
Lane County Government employees and volunteers will be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and reach fully vaccinated status by November 30, 2021 unless exempt under existing law.  READ MORE...
Lane County named healthiest large employer in Oregon
Posted on 08/25/2021
Lane County was ranked the #1 healthiest larger employer in Oregon by the Portland Business Journal.   READ MORE...
Board of Commissioners urges immediate action to contain spread of Delta variant
Posted on 08/25/2021
Read the full Board Order here.  READ MORE...
Public agencies to auction surplus vehicles and equipment
Posted on 08/16/2021
Lane County Fleet Services will conduct a public, open-bid (with proxy bidding) auction from Thursday, August 26, to Saturday, August 28.   READ MORE...
Free Household Hazardous Waste Roundup in Florence on Friday August 20 and Saturday, August 21
Posted on 08/10/2021
The free Household Hazardous Waste Roundup will collect up to 35 gallons of household hazardous waste per customer on Friday, August 20, and Saturday, August 21, in Florence.   READ MORE...
Lane County and City of Eugene Joint FY2021 Justice Assistance Grant Application Notice
Posted on 07/13/2021
Learn more about the application and provide comment by August 20.  READ MORE...
Local fire and emergency response agencies plead caution amid high fire danger
Posted on 07/02/2021
Fire season is in full swing in Lane County and precautions are necessary throughout the summer and fall; however, the Fourth of July weekend brings additional challenges.  READ MORE...
Applications open to serve on Lane County's redistricting committee
Posted on 06/22/2021
Lane County’s Home Rule Charter requires that boundaries for Lane County commissioner districts be evaluated and updated at least once every ten years. The last redistricting effort was completed in 2011. The current redistricting process will be led by a committee of Lane County community members.  READ MORE...
Fire danger leads to call for extreme caution celebrating the Fourth of July
Posted on 06/22/2021
Lane County Parks, Lane Fire Authority and the Lane County Sheriff’s Office are urging caution when celebrating the Fourth of July this year, especially if your plans include parks along Fern Ridge Reservoir.  READ MORE...
London Road Safety Corridor goes into effect July 4
Posted on 06/21/2021
To reduce DUII, speeding, and the number of people killed and injured, Lane County has designated London Road as a Safety Corridor which doubles traffic fines. The designation includes the first seven miles of London Road, from Latham Road to Cottage Grove Reservoir Road. The doubling of fees will be effective July 4, 2021 through July 5, 2023.  READ MORE...
New round of rent assistance pre-applications opens as eviction moratorium ends
Posted on 06/15/2021
Pre-applications for rent assistance will reopen in Lane County on Friday, June 25, at 9:00 a.m. and close on Monday, June 27, at 5:00 p.m.  READ MORE...
ROAD CLOSURE: Marcola and Wendling roads
Posted on 06/09/2021
Marcola and Wendling roads will be closed from Mohawk Valley Assembly of God Church to Mohawk High School on Saturday afternoon for a graduation parade.  READ MORE...
Free household paint and fluorescent lamp collection in Florence Friday, June 18
Posted on 06/08/2021
The free household paint and fluorescent lamp collection will accept up to 35 gallons of household paint and 20 fluorescent lamps per household on Friday, June 18, in Florence.   READ MORE...
Lane County launches 30th Avenue Active Transportation Plan
Posted on 05/28/2021
Between now and autumn 2022, Lane County is studying how to improve safety, comfort and connections along the 30th Avenue corridor from Agate Street to McVay Highway for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers.  READ MORE...
ROAD CLOSURE: Irving Road (Eugene)
Posted on 05/28/2021
Irving Road will be closed during the day from June 1 through June 4 for storm water system installation.  READ MORE...
Rent assistance applications open in Lane County now through May 28
Posted on 05/21/2021
Lane County Human Services has opened another round of rent assistance applications for Lane County renters.  READ MORE...
Lane County Planning Commission needs 3 new members
Posted on 05/19/2021
There are three vacant positions on the Lane County Planning Commission and applications to fill those positions are being accepted now.  READ MORE...
Lane County to auction 9 properties, including homes and vacant lots
Posted on 05/12/2021
Lane County is hosting an oral auction of real property on Wednesday, June 9, at 10:00 a.m. in Harris Hall (125 E. 8th Ave., Eugene).  READ MORE...
Lane County and Community LendingWorks to distribute $2.4 million in small business grants to businesses not funded in January
Posted on 05/12/2021
Lane County and Community LendingWorks will distribute an additional $2.4 million in small business grants to Lane County businesses that applied during the last round of funding in December 2020 but did not receive funding and were waitlisted.  READ MORE...
New round of rent assistance opening for applications on Tuesday, May 11
Posted on 05/07/2021
Applications for the new funding will be open on Tuesday, May 11, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST.   READ MORE...
Lane County receives additional COVID-19 Rent Relief from State of Oregon
Posted on 03/11/2021
Applications for the new funding will be open on Friday, March 19, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST. This application is for Lane County residents with household income at or below 80% Area Median Income. A link to the online application and information phone line will be posted on the website www.LaneCounty.org/RENT.  READ MORE...
Helfrich Landing closed Tuesday and Wednesday (Feb. 16 & 17) for wildfire cleanup
Posted on 02/11/2021
Lane County Parks’ Helfrich Landing will be closed to the public on Tuesday, February 16, and Wednesday, February 17, for wildfire cleanup.  READ MORE...
Audit finds public safety levy funds used as promised to voters once again
Posted on 01/27/2021
An annual, independent financial audit of the use of public safety levy revenue has found that funds have been used as promised to restore local jail beds and critical youth treatment facilities.  READ MORE...
Lane County pilot project to improve multi-family recycling underway
Posted on 01/26/2021
Fresh with the New Year, Lane County Waste Management Division began a 6-month pilot project that seeks to improve the quantity and quality of recycling at apartments, condominiums and multi-tenant properties.  READ MORE...
Long-term disaster recovery manager selected for Holiday Farm Fire
Posted on 01/14/2021
Matt McRae has been selected as the long-term disaster recovery manager by Lane County. McRae will lead long-term recovery efforts along the McKenzie Corridor as residents and businesses work to rebuild following the Holiday Farm Fire.   READ MORE...
Lane County and Community LendingWorks distribute $3.6 million in small business grants to 239 Lane County businesses
Posted on 01/13/2021
Lane County and Community LendingWorks have notified 239 businesses that they are recipients of a collective $3.6 million in funding from the small business grants offered in December.  READ MORE...
Road Reopens: North Fork Siuslaw Road
Posted on 01/12/2021
North Fork Siuslaw Road has reopened between milepost 3 and milepost 18 after emergency tree removal.   READ MORE...
Local leaders come together to denounce events in nation’s Capitol
Posted on 01/06/2021
Local leaders have come together to issue a statement denouncing today’s events in Washington, D.C. and calling for communities to come together to participate in civil democracy.  READ MORE...
Statement from Chair Berney
Posted on 01/06/2021
Statement from Lane County Board of Commissioners Chair Joe Berney in response to today’s events in Washington, D.C.  READ MORE...
ROAD REOPENS: Richardson Upriver Road
Posted on 01/04/2021
Richardson Upriver Road near Walton has reopened following emergency road maintenance.  READ MORE...
Baker Bay Campground and Marina on-site caretaker position open for applications
Posted on 12/29/2020
Caretakers are paid to live in the campground full-time and oversee day to day operations of the campground. They are responsible for site management of the campground and marina, reservations and sales, general maintenance and representing Lane County Parks. Caretakers are contracted positions; the Baker Bay position is compensated at $2,200 monthly.  READ MORE...
WasteWise Holiday: Gift Giving
Posted on 12/17/2020
This year’s series of holiday waste prevention tips includes ways to conserve resources and save money while keeping us safe, healthy and connected with loved ones during the holiday season.  READ MORE...
Commissioners adopt County's first Affordable Housing Action Plan
Posted on 12/16/2020
In late 2018, Lane County partnered with Better Housing Together, a local nonprofit housing advocacy organization, to convene local government and nonprofit agencies alongside business and advocacy groups to create an Affordable Housing Action Plan.  READ MORE...
Lane County partners with State to host virtual Holiday Farm Fire cleanup Q&A session
Posted on 12/07/2020
Holiday Farm Fire survivors are invited to participate in a virtual question and answer session regarding ash and debris cleanup of fire-affected properties on Wednesday, December 9, at 6:00 p.m.  READ MORE...
Love parks? Live in West Lane County? Consider applying for the Lane County Parks Advisory Committee
Posted on 12/07/2020
The Lane County Parks Advisory Committee is seeking applicants to fill the West Lane County seat starting in the new year.  READ MORE...
Lane County Board of Commissioners seeks input on redistricting process
Posted on 11/16/2020
The Lane County Board of Commissioners is holding a work session focused on the redistricting process on Wednesday, December 2, at 9:00 a.m.  READ MORE...
Deadline for Holiday Farm Fire survivors to register for FEMA assistance is Monday, November 30
Posted on 11/10/2020
Holiday Farm Fire survivors who have not yet registered for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual Assistance Program have until Monday, November 30, to do so.  READ MORE...
Commissioners approve addition of 4.0 FTE deputy sheriff positions to enhance rural patrol
Posted on 10/27/2020
The Lane County Board of Commissioners unanimously (4-0) approved the addition of 4.0 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) deputy sheriff positions in order to enhance rural patrol and service for the next five years.  READ MORE...
Hendricks Bridge boat ramp reopens after major improvements
Posted on 10/26/2020
Lane County Parks’ popular Hendricks Bridge boat ramp has reopened after major improvements thanks to a partnership with the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). Hendricks Bridge Park closed on June 8, 2020 to begin the project.  READ MORE...
Lane County opens emergency shelter beds in response to freezing temperatures this weekend
Posted on 10/23/2020
In response to temperatures predicted to fall below freezing beginning this weekend, Lane County is opening emergency shelter beds at Lane Events Center. The shelter will operate under strict COVID-19 protocols.  READ MORE...
Commissioners adopt Community Benefits Bidding Program to increase investment in local economy
Posted on 10/20/2020
the Lane County Board of Commissioners adopted its first-ever Community Benefits Bidding Program (CBB). The CBB will require any County-led capital improvement projects with a budget of $1 million or more to prioritize contractors that provide living wages and significant local economic benefits.  READ MORE...
Lane County Board of Commissioners adopts first Climate Action Plan for internal operations
Posted on 10/20/2020
The plan describes six goals and targets that include carbon-neutral operations by 2050. The plan also describes specific actions that Lane County can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with day-to-day operations.  READ MORE...
New FREE app helps residents answer their hardest recycling questions in English and Spanish
Posted on 08/26/2020
Lane County has launched a new WasteWise Lane County app, available for free in the Android and Apple stores and powered by ReCollect, as part of the #RecycleRight! statewide campaign. Residents can also use the tool to schedule household hazardous waste appointments.  READ MORE...