Upriver: An Oregon Experience
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Upriver: An Oregon Experience

Join the Deschutes National Forest and Discover Your Forest at Benham Hall at SHARC for a FREE screening the film Upriver, a 'watershed film’ that explores one of the nation’s most active river conservation movements. Before the show, Forest Service Specialists will discuss restoration efforts on local Wild and Scenic Rivers.

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What the River? Upper Deschutes Hydrology by Coalition for the Deschutes
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

What the River? Upper Deschutes Hydrology by Coalition for the Deschutes

  • St Helen's Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join USFS hydrologist Jason Gritzner for a close look at the Upper Deschutes River. Jason will zoom in on the river today, how it’s changed through time, and the opportunities the future offers for river restoration.

Speaker: Jason Gritzner, Hydrologist, Watershed Program Manager, Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests.

Door at 5:30, program starts at 6:00 pm.



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Upriver: An Oregon Experience
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Upriver: An Oregon Experience

Join the Deschutes National Forest and Discover Your Forest for a screening the film Upriver, a 'watershed film’ that explores one of the nation’s most active river conservation movements. Before the show, District Ranger Ian Reid and Sisters Trail Alliance volunteer Gary Guttormsen will discuss restoration efforts on two local Wild and Scenic rivers, the Metolius River and Whychus Creek, near Sisters. This year marks the 50 year anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

Door open at 6pm, Event begins at 7pm

Cost: $5, tickets at the door

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Oct
5
4:30 PM16:30

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act with the Oregon Natural Desert Association at our annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Join us for an evening of short films showcasing wild rivers and natural wonders, feats of courage and athleticism, and the amazing stories of activists working to protect our environment.

Catch one of two screenings – buy your tickets by clicking either showtime below:

Matinee: Doors 3:30pm | Show 4:30pm | $12 general admission | $8* students

Evening: Doors 7pm | Show 8pm | $14 general admission | $8* students

Come for the films, stay for the raffle with amazing prizes from Patagonia, Outdoor Research and more! All proceeds benefit the Oregon Natural Desert Association’s efforts to protect, defend, and restore Oregon’s high desert.

*Valid with student ID upon entry.

All tickets have an additional $3 Historic Theatre Preservation fee added at checkout.

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act- Looking at the Political Battles of the Past, Present, and Future to Protect Oregon's Rivers
Sep
19
5:30 PM17:30

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act- Looking at the Political Battles of the Past, Present, and Future to Protect Oregon's Rivers

Noted conservationist Andy Kerr will present a lively history of the congressional and local politics of the inclusion of 59 Oregon stream segments, totaling 1,908 miles, in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System from the enactment of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 until today. He’ll also give details on potential new protections for ~250 additional miles of Oregon streams pending in Congress.

Join us Wednesday September 19th, 5:30-7:00pm at Broken Top Bottle Shop to hear his story and enjoy the visual journey. This is a free event. 

Andy Kerr is the Czar of the Larch Company and consults on environmental and conservation issues. Kerr has been closely involved with the establishment or expansion of 46 Wilderness Areas and 47 Wild and Scenic Rivers, 13 congressionally legislated special management areas, 15 Oregon Scenic Waterways and one proclaimed national monument. Andy is best known for his two decades with Oregon Wild and is an instrumental part of Oregon's conservation history. 

http://oregonwild.org/events/bend-wild-wednesday-celebrating-50th-anniversary-wild-and-scenic-rivers-act-looking-political 

 

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Three Streams Brut IPA Release
Sep
18
12:00 PM12:00

Three Streams Brut IPA Release

Salmon-friendly brew to hit Crux tasting room starting Sept. 18th

As part of a region-wide beer naming effort honoring the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act 50th Anniversary, Crux Fermentation Project is releasing Three Streams Brut IPA. This new take on an IPA is crafted from Salmon-Safe pilsner malt from Mainstem Malt in Walla Walla, WA and Salmon-Safe Centennial and Cascade hops from Goschie Farms in Silverton, Oregon.  The brewers at Crux have squeezed all the juicy, citrusy goodness out of these two classic hops we’ve all come to know and love, but kept the bitterness at bay, letting the light shine through its malty bedrock. Three Streams will be pouring at the Crux tasting room beginning Tuesday, September 18th. A portion of the proceeds from this beer will benefit the Deschutes River Conservancy.

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Free Flowing Brut IPA Release Party
Sep
14
12:00 PM12:00

Free Flowing Brut IPA Release Party

As part of a region-wide beer naming effort honoring the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act 50th Anniversary, Bridge 99 Brewery is releasing Free Flowing Brut IPA. This Brut IPA is a Champagne inspired IPA that finishes super dry and clean. A variety of hops were used to achieve notes of grapefruit, orange and tropical fruit. They added their own twist on this style by utilizing

Champagne yeast in the fermentation which resulted in a super crisp, dry finish. Free Flowing Brut IPA is totes chouette! This beer will be flowing in the Bridge 99 taproom beginning Friday, September 14th. A portion of the proceeds from this beer will benefit Discover Your Forest.

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Metolius River Walk- Natural and Human History- Friends of the Metolius
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Metolius River Walk- Natural and Human History- Friends of the Metolius

  • Camp Sherman Bridge fish viewing platform (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Explore the upper river from the Camp Sherman Bridge to the site of the 1930’s Civilian Conservation Corps camp at the Riverside Camp Ground while learning about the natural and human history of the Camp Sherman area.

Meet near the Camp Sherman Bridge fish viewing platform at 10 AM. Walk from Camp Sherman Bridge to Riverside Campground and return. Children are welcome, but dogs are not appropriate. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring water.

Leader: Scott Blau. For information call 541-595-6439, 503-730-8034.

 

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Pickin' & Paddlin'
Aug
29
5:00 PM17:00

Pickin' & Paddlin'

WSR50 Partners will be joining our friends over at Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe to celebrate all things river at Pickin’ & Paddlin.’ A family friendly concert series and canoe/kayak demo event with live bluegrass music, quality food carts, darn tasty beverages and of course all of your closest river friends on the grassy banks of the Deschutes River.

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Metolius River Walk- Friends of the Metolius
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Metolius River Walk- Friends of the Metolius

Observe the unique riparian habitat of the Metolius ecosystem that includes charismatic species such as osprey, river otters and merganser ducks. Learn about recent changes to enhance fish habitat and support native plants. Susan’s summer cabin on the river has been in her family since the 1930’s. 

Meet near the Camp Sherman Bridge fish-viewing platform at 10:00 AM. Walk from Camp Sherman Bridge to Allingham Bridge and back. Children are welcome, but dogs are not appropriate. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring water.

Leader: Susan Prince.  For information call 415-233-3243.

 

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Plant I.D. Walk Along the Metolius.
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Plant I.D. Walk Along the Metolius.

  • Camp Sherman Fish Viewing Platform (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Amateur botanist David Miller will share his knowledge and love of the many beautiful plants that live in this incredibly pristine and diverse habitat.  Learn to identify some plants, trees and shrubs that perhaps you’ve wondered about.  Approximate distance is 2 miles. 

Meet near the Camp Sherman Bridge fish viewing platform at 10:00 AM.  Children are welcome, but dogs are not appropriate. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring water.

Leader: David Miller.  For information call David at 541-550-1441.

 

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Weeds or Wildflowers?
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Weeds or Wildflowers?

Explore botanical wonders and alien invaders living along the Metolius river with current and retired Forest Service Ecologists. Learn about the long- term partnership between the Forest Service and Friends of the Metolius to save unique plants and habitats and see how weed control is working.

Meet near the Allingham Bridge next to Allingham Campground. Children are welcome, but dogs are not appropriate. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring water.

Leaders: Beth Johnson and Maret Pajutee.  For info call 541-549-7727

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Long and Winding River 2018: Explore the Headwaters of the Deschutes River by Coalition for the Deschutes
Aug
6
9:00 AM09:00

Long and Winding River 2018: Explore the Headwaters of the Deschutes River by Coalition for the Deschutes

The headwaters of the Deschutes River are at Little Lava Lake, but is this really where all of the water in the Deschutes River comes from? Join geologist Daniele McKay for an exploration of the Three Sisters and Mt. Bachelor area, and the true headwaters of the Deschutes River. We will explore pristine springs, mountain lakes, and recent volcanic deposits – all of which make the Deschutes one of the most remarkable rivers in Oregon.

Please register here

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Bird and Flower Walk Along the Metolius- Friends of the Metolius.
Aug
4
8:30 AM08:30

Bird and Flower Walk Along the Metolius- Friends of the Metolius.

  • Camp Sherman Fish Viewing Platform (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Oregon Master Naturalist Carol Wall to look and listen for the rich bird and flower life on the Metolius.  Watch for woodpeckers, song birds, dippers, and mergansers, while exploring the ways in which they live in this riverside habitat.

 Meet at the Camp Sherman Bridge fish viewing platform at 8:30 AM.  Children are welcome, but dogs are not appropriate. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring water.

Leader: Carol Wall. For information call 541-549-0362.

 

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Metolius River Walk- Friends of the Metolius
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Metolius River Walk- Friends of the Metolius

  • Camp Sherman Bridge fish-viewing platform (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Observe the unique riparian habitat of the Metolius ecosystem that includes charismatic species such as osprey, river otters and merganser ducks. Learn about recent changes to enhance fish habitat and support native plants. Susan’s summer cabin on the river has been in her family since the 1930’s. 

Meet near the Camp Sherman Bridge fish-viewing platform at 10:00 AM. 

Camp Sherman Bridge to Allingham Bridge and back. Children are welcome, but dogs are not appropriate. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring water.

Leader: Susan Prince.  For information call 415-233-3243.

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22nd Annual Deschutes River Clean-Up
Jul
28
9:00 AM09:00

22nd Annual Deschutes River Clean-Up

The Deschutes River Clean-Up is a special day for watershed stewards of all ages to give back to the river. The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council coordinates the Deschutes River Clean-Up each year to engage business partners, river users, and community members in hands-on stewardship activities on the Deschutes River.  Recreation use of the river has increased dramatically over the past few years and, unfortunately, so too has the amount of debris that ends up in the river. 

Volunteers will meet at Riverbend Park. River clean-up activities will take place in the Deschutes River and along its riparian areas between Slough Campground and Drake Park. 

For more information click here

Questions?Contact kmiller@restorethedeschutes.org |

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Bird and Flower Walk Along the Metolius- Friends of the Metolius
Jul
21
8:30 AM08:30

Bird and Flower Walk Along the Metolius- Friends of the Metolius

  • Camp Sherman Bridge fish viewing platform (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Oregon Master Naturalist Carol Wall to look and listen for the rich bird and flower life on the Metolius.  Watch for woodpeckers, song birds, dippers, and mergansers, while exploring the ways in which they live in this riverside habitat.  

Meet at the Camp Sherman Bridge fish viewing platform at 8:30 AM. Children are welcome, but dogs are not appropriate. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring water.

Leader: Carol Wall. For information call 541-549-0362.

 

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Plant I.D. Walk Along the Metolius- Friends of the Metolius
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Plant I.D. Walk Along the Metolius- Friends of the Metolius

  • Camp Sherman Bridge fish viewing platform (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Amateur botanist David Miller will share his knowledge and love of the many beautiful plants that live in this incredibly pristine and diverse habitat.  Learn to identify some plants, trees and shrubs that perhaps you’ve wondered about.  Approximate distance is 2 miles. 

Children are welcome, but dogs are not appropriate. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring water.  Meet near the Camp Sherman Bridge fish viewing platform at 10:00 AM. 

Leader: David Miller.  For information call David at 541-550-1441.

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Metolius River Walk - Friends of the Metolius
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Metolius River Walk - Friends of the Metolius

  • Camp Sherman Bridge fish viewing platform (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn about the unique riparian habitat of the Metolius ecosystem, explore early Camp Sherman history, and observe changes to the river to enhance fish habitat. Meet near the Camp Sherman Bridge fish viewing platform at 10:00 AM .  The walk will go from Camp Sherman Bridge to Allingham Bridge and back-

Children are welcome, but dogs are not appropriate. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring water.

Leader: Scott Blau. For information call 503-730-8034 or 541-595-6439.

 

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Every River Tells a Story
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Every River Tells a Story

2018 marks the 50 year anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Our public land agencies and local nonprofits are coming together to raise awareness for a cause that’s important to all of us, our rivers.

Join us on Saturday, June 30, 2018 for our family friendly celebration, Every River Tells a Story. Families will have an opportunity to learn about our local rivers, water and its importance to people and our natural environment. Hands on activities will include, how scientists measure quality of water, how tiny bugs can serve as indicators of water quality, importance of wetlands and basic water science fun.

Program is free and open to all ages

RSVP to karen.gentry@discovernw.org

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Pickin' & Paddlin'
Jun
20
5:00 PM17:00

Pickin' & Paddlin'

WSR50 Partners will be joining our friends over at Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe to celebrate all things river at Pickin’ & Paddlin.’ A family friendly concert series and canoe/kayak demo event with live bluegrass music, quality food carts, darn tasty beverages and of course all of your closest river friends on the grassy banks of the Deschutes River.

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Hops & Maps
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Hops & Maps

Drink beer, read maps, share stories, and celebrate 50 years of Wild & Scenic Rivers with an extra-special Hops & Maps.

For a $10 donation to Discover Your Forest, you'll get a Silipint, 10 Barrel Brewing Company beer, and a raffle ticket for awesome prizes including a Tentsile Tree Tent, a guided fly fishing trip for two on the Crooked River from River Runner Outfitters, kayak lessons and free tube rentals from Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, and camping gear from REI.

Water trail maps and paddle guide books will be provided to show and tell your favorite paddling routes (though maybe not all of them!) while you sip ice cold beer and meet like-minded outdoor folks.

All Tree Tents and hammocks will be 20% off for the night.

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2018 Springs to Sprouts: River to Farm Field Trip by Coalition for the Deschutes
Jun
9
8:00 AM08:00

2018 Springs to Sprouts: River to Farm Field Trip by Coalition for the Deschutes

2018 Springs to Sprouts: River to Farm Field Trip

Please join us for our 2nd Annual "Springs to Sprouts: River to Farm Field Trip," a day-long field trip to explore the Upper Deschutes River and learn about the farmers who depend on it.

We’ll begin our exploration of the Deschutes River at Dillon Falls and the Ryan Ranch wetlands. Our next stop will be at one of the canals in Bend. From there we'll visit a farm east of Bend where we'll have lunch, go for a hay ride to see the farm, keep up our learning and chatting, and have fun!

Transportation and food will be provided.

Springs to Sprouts is a collaborative effort of the Coalition for the Deschutes, the High Desert Educational Agricultural ToursHigh Desert Food and Farm Allianceirrigation districts of Central Oregon, and Central Oregon Seed, Inc.

Register Here

 

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Deschutes Brewery: Wild & Scenic Rivers 50th Anniversary Celebration
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Deschutes Brewery: Wild & Scenic Rivers 50th Anniversary Celebration

Join us at our Bend Public House to celebrate the release of a beer brewed specifically to honor the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, Riverbank Bock!

Featuring eccentric jams from a Deschutes Brewery favorite, Bony Chanterelle. This brew and the tunes from this trio will no doubt make for no ordinary Thursday! Free admission and all ages are welcome.

Riverbank Bock IBU: 40 | ABV 7.8% – Cleaner lager, malt forward with balanced bitterness, light notes of toast with a slightly herbal finish. This Bond Street Exclusive was brewed by Robin Johnson with the ruggedly beautiful scenery of our namesake in mind. 

2018 marks the 50 year anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Oregon has over 1,900 river miles designated as wild & scenic. We hope you join us at this celebration to come together and raise awareness for a cause that is important to us all, our rivers.

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Fancy Plants: Native or Not? by Coalition for the Deschutes
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

Fancy Plants: Native or Not? by Coalition for the Deschutes

Fancy Plants: Native or Not?

If you've been wondering, "What's that flower I'm seeing when I'm out on a trail?" then this is the talk for you.

Join botanists from the Deschutes National Forest for a flower-full discussion about native plants. Then we'll get into the weeds and learn about species that thrive here but are invasive.

Program from 6:30 - 7:30 pm; Door at 6:00 pm.

Trinity Episcopal Church - St. Helens Hall

231 NW Idaho Ave

Bend, OR 97701

Sand Lily. Photo by Marilynne Keyser

Please register here

 Oregon Sunshine by  native plant guide  author, Marilynne Keyser.

Oregon Sunshine by native plant guide author, Marilynne Keyser.

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Wild and Scenic Saison Release Party  - Wild Ride Brewing
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Wild and Scenic Saison Release Party - Wild Ride Brewing

Be among the first to try Wild and Scenic Saison  at the Wild Ride Tap Room.  A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Discover Your Forest.  Free admission and all ages are welcome.

Wild and Scenic Saison (IBU: 10 | ABV 4.6%) is a modification of a classic Belgian style beer, but with a deeper amber color.  Notes of dark cherry and biscuit help to make this beer approachable, while allowing the yeast character to blend the flavors together

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Upstream
May
18
5:30 PM17:30

Upstream

Upstream is the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council’s annual fundraiser for their environmental education programs which takes thousands of Central Oregon students out to explore and learn about the Deschutes River. This unique event will be held at beautiful Brasada Ranch and will feature a delicious catered dinner, an inspiring student presentation, and a distinctive silent auction.

Join us and purchase your ticket or table today!
Tickets: $80
Tables for 8 guests: $600

Questions?
Contact kmiller@restorethedeschutes.org | 541.382.6103 #33

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RiverFeast Dinner & Auction
May
12
5:30 PM17:30

RiverFeast Dinner & Auction

Deschutes River Conservancy's Annual RiverFeast & Auction

The RiverFeast Dinner & Auction supports the restoration work of the Deschutes River Conservancy. Join us on May 12, 2018 for a delightful evening of irresistible food, spirits, and music. Bid on exclusive adventures and experiences, custom art and other wonderful packages. Help us restore Central Oregon's beautiful rivers at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon's stunning event space. Music by Coyote Willow kicks off at 5:30. 

Click here for ticket information. 

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