This 6-mile interpretive hike gives an overview of the many ways the Deschutes River is used and how it has changed through the decades. We’ll make several stops along the way, including canal diversions and a hydro power station on the southern edge of town.
When: Thursday, June 13, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Deschutes River Trail. Meet near the canals on NE Division, approximately across the street from the old Riverbend Brewing Sports Pub location.
Free. Register here
Eddie Kula: Eddie loves hiking in the Oregon Cascades and sharing his knowledge about our area. He is a former hike leader for the Seattle Mountaineers. He has been coming to Bend since the 1980’s and now lives here permanently. Eddie served on the Coalition board of directors for several years and is drawn to the Deschutes River and Central Oregon.
Kyle Gorman is Region Manager for the South Central Region, which includes the Deschutes, Klamath and Lake Basins, for Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD). Kyle has BS in Geology from the University of Oregon. He worked as a geologist in Nevada before coming to Bend in 1990 to work for OWRD. Kyle says, “I didn’t know that I was going to be in Water management but while working for Bob Main [Kyle’s predecessor], I realized this was a really important, challenging but rewarding job and that you will never be bored or run out of things to do or address. And most of all that there is much work to be done in restoring streams in the Basin back to a more natural and improved state.”