Benton County, Oregon

Making Benton County a Better Place to Live
Printed on Sep 18, 2014 @ 8:39 AM

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Giving Back to the Community

Benton County is Sustainability

Economic Development Partnership

Mapping the Trail

Responding to snow

Why do Counties Matter?

Often, when people volunteer in youth activities it's because they have a child involved. But husband and wife duo Bruce and Barb Ashenbrenner, of Monroe, were volunteering long before their own kids began 4-H, and they've continued long since. Read More…

Benton County Departments work every day to implement sustainability into projects and programs.
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The City of Corvallis-Benton County Economic Development Office has launched a new brand identity and website portal. Read More…

Benton County and its partners recently launched The Right Trail, a mapping website displaying trail systems throughout the county. Read More…

Benton County emergency personnel and roads crews worked around the clock during two separate snow events in December and February to keep the community safe. Read More…

This video produced by the National Association of Counties does a nice job of displaying what county government does across the country and why it matters to our constituents. Watch the Video…

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What's Happening in Benton County

Do you need health insurance?
Health Navigators at Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties can help you fill out an application for Cover Oregon. Call us at 541-766-2130.
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Necesita cobertura medica?
Los Navegadores de Salud de los Centros Comunitarios del Salud de los Condados Benton y Linn pueden ayudarle a llenar una solicitud. Llamenos al 541-766-2130.
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Defensible space around homes protects from wildfire
What do Oregon State University Coach Mike Riley and University of Oregon Coach Mark Helfrich have in common? They teamed up to spread awareness about how to protect homes from fire danger. Check out this video from Keep Oregon Green.
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Bats become more active in warm weather
Public Health officials from the Benton County Health Department responded to a case where a bat was picked up by a dog. Our nice weather means bats have become more active and contacts with humans and pets become more likely.
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Jail tours
Those who want to see the situation at the Benton County jail for themselves will have their chance, starting this weekend, with some community jail tours hosted by the Sheriff's Office.
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Preparation can protect homes from wildfire risk
Benton County and wildfire safety experts from the National Fire Protection Association's Firewise Communities Program are encouraging residents to prepare their homes for the impending wildfire season.
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County seeks campground hosts
Do you love to camp? The Benton County Natural Areas and Parks Department could have an opportunity for you, then! Openings exist for camp hosts at Salmonberry Campground near Alsea.
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Salmonberry Campground open for camping season
Benton County is inviting the public to book spaces for the upcoming camping season at Salmonberry County Campground.
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Meeting minutes, agendas and information
Benton County now is posting meeting packets, agendas and approved minutes, as well as audio recordings from public meetings, online.
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Floodplain Permits

Benton County would like everyone to be aware that a Floodplain Development Permit is required for all development conducted within the Special Flood Hazard Area (also referred to as the 100-year floodplain). This includes flood damage repair and projects that do not require building permits. These permits are free.

Flood Facts

Whether you live in a floodplain or not, you can learn how to prepare your home and family for flooding, as well as find resources for when floods occur. Read more...


An informational video was created by the Minnesota Department of Transportation that discusses the advantages of roundabouts. More information is available from Public Works.

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