Entries by Lisa Windom

2020 Brings New HEMP Policies

Since its introduction of the 2018 Farm Bill, federal and state policies regarding industrial hemp have increased in clarity and with it, our policies have formalized as well. Since North Unit Irrigation District is a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation project, our policies must align with state and federal guidelines. In the June 2020 Board Meeting, […]

Public Notice: Board Meeting Conducting via Teleconference

The Board of Directors of the North Unit Irrigation District will hold their Regular Board of Directors Meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. Due to restrictions related to COVID-19 distancing, this meeting will be conducted via teleconference. If you would like to participate in the meeting, the call-in number/passcode is: 1.605.475.6006 / […]

OFFICE CLOSED TO IN-PERSON VISITS FOR COVID19 PRECAUTION

NOTICE The health and safety of our customers, employees, and the others we serve is of the utmost importance. As an organization, we are closely monitoring developments related to the Coronavirus and its potential impact across our service area. Following the Oregon Health Authority and Center for Disease Control recommendations, North Unit Irrigation District will […]

2020 Allotment and Start-date!

At the regular North Unit Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting held on March 10, 2020 the board of directors set a tentative 2020 irrigation season start date for April 8.  Priming of the system will begin on or around April 1 with farm deliveries anticipated being available on April 8. In addition, the board […]

Lava Island Fish Rescue: a Success!

Though the date for the event shifted multiple times throughout the past week, we were blessed to have proactive volunteers ready to jump into action the moment we said: “go!” The rescue occurred across two days: Saturday evening and Sunday morning, rescuing over 3,000 fish from pools throughout the disconnected side channel (final count still […]

Stay safe this summer!

As the weather heats up, we will all be looking for a place to cool off. But irrigation canals should NOT make the list. Though they look similar to rushing rivers, they have more hidden dangers than what first comes to mind. Irrigation canals have hidden cement structures, slippery moss and sharp rocks, straining barbed […]