SALEM, Oregon – The end of summer is in sight. Labor Day is around the corner, kids are starting back to school, and we're continually mindful about social distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing face coverings. The temperatures are rising and it looks like we're in for a hot stretch.
We all need a break from the heat, and the stress of 2020. Oregon's gorgeous landscape and waterways offer the best break nature has to offer. However, our parks and waterways have seen record number of visitors, causing an increase in search and rescue missions throughout the state.
We all need to do our part to help keep each other safe, even while we seek respite and fresh air. Please help reduce risk by taking some basic steps to make sure you and your family are prepared:
These simple steps can make a big difference to help create happy holiday memories during an exceptionally trying year.
For additional info on how you can make sure your next outing doesn't end in disaster, here are some additional wilderness safety tips: http://bit.ly/2mISzS6
To learn more about the Oregon's Search and Rescue Program, visit http://bit.ly/2nnEnek.