Joint effort will make Buchanan ditch a point of pride in EP

{gallery}12_20_11/loons{/gallery}The Buchanan Ditch/Creek bisecting the City of Eagle Point has, over the years, carried more than water from its beginnings near the Willamette Egg Farm.  It has also carried controversy in the nature of its ownership, enough flood water to inundate the city and is now the subject of a restoration project. Perhaps restoration is…

Walden opposes expansion of navigable water

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and the Congressional Western Caucus joined in opposition to legislation introduced by Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.) that seeks to provide the federal government with jurisdictional authority over all water across the entire United States. The legislation, titled “America’s Commitment to Clean Water Act,” seeks to expand the federal government’s control of…

EPA orders river bank restoration

A compliance order issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires  Robert and Marilyn Malloy to remove unauthorized fill material they placed along the bank of the Rogue River at their property in Eagle Point. “The onus is on property owners to do their research and read the regulations,” said Tony Barber, EPA’s Oregon Operations…