“Family celebrates discovery of beloved heart-shaped rock” - KPTV

Published by Camila Orti and KPTV staff on December 10, 2021 (Link)



“Historic wildfires devastated the Santiam Canyon in 2020, destroying hundreds of thousands of acres in national forests and leveling entire communities.


“Throughout the cleanup process, crew members have recovered incredible things from underneath the rubble to return to families. Sometimes it's the most unassuming objects that hold the most value. That became true for the Seaton family, who owned a cabin in the Breitenbush area, east of Detroit.”


Read more here and watch the video from KPTV to preview this amazing story. Stay tuned to the Debris Management Task Force news blog for more to come.

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Wildfire waste and debris removal

The State of Oregon is working with federal, state and local partners to remove hazardous waste, and ash and debris from the 2020 Oregon wildfires safely, efficiently, and as quickly as possible. The Oregon Departments of Transportation, Environmental Quality and Emergency Management are leading the effort, with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assistance.