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August 2019

Springs to Sprouts 2019

August 24, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

If you've ever eaten a carrot anywhere in the world, chances are good that the seed for that carrot was grown right here in Central Oregon! Curious to know more? Then please join us on our 3rd Annual Springs to Sprouts field trip.  When:Saturday, August 24th. This is an all-day field trip. Transportation and lunch provided.What: Connect the dots between the Deschutes River, your dining room table, and farming in Central Oregon. We'll visit an organic dairy farm and a carrot seed farm.Where: Catch the bus in Bend and spend the day in Jefferson County.Where: Catch the bus in Bend and spend the day in Jefferson County. Registration Required. Click here to register. This trip will focus on the "Sprouts" part of Springs to Sprouts. We'll head directly to Jefferson County from Bend. Here's the plan: Depart from Bend by bus at 8:45 amVisit Poland Organic Dairy near MadrasLunch at Central Oregon Seeds, Inc. (Lunch will be provided)Visit Fox Hollow Ranch, a carrot-seed growing farm near MadrasBack in Bend by 4:00 pm We have a fantastic group of experts who will ... Read more

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October 2019

Kayak Trip: Old Mill District – Volcanoes and Geology

October 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Registration required. Click here to register. Join the Coalition for the Deschutes (CFD) and Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe (TCKC) for a water-based exploration of the Old Mill District. Discover the river with geologist Dr. Daniele McKay. Daniele will shed light on Central Oregon's volcanic tantrums of the past and how the Deschutes River and its watershed have responded to eruptions, lava flows, and other geologic events. Daniele has a PhD in geology from the University of Oregon. She studies volcanic activity and has focused much of her research on central Oregon volcanoes. The Trip Details Meet at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe 805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend OR 97702 Cost: $60 Date: Wednesday, October 2nd Time: 10:00 - 2:00 (please be flexible as times may vary due to conditions) TCKC will provide: KayaksPaddlesPFDsGuidesBasic instruction and guidanceLiability insurance What to bring: Sneakers, river shoes, or wetsuit bootiesSunglasses with retainer such as Croakies or ChumsSunscreen and lip balmSun hat, rain ... Read more

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The Deschutes River: A Path Forward

October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

From fish to families, kayaks to carrot seed, ecology to economy, a lot is asked of the Deschutes River. A number of activities affecting the management of the river are bubbling to the surface at the same time, making this a pivotal moment. Join panelists for a discussion of the Habitat Conservation Plan for endangered species, water conservation and irrigation modernization, and community engagement in crafting a future for the Deschutes that meets the needs of fish, farms, and families. Presented by the Coalition for the Deschutes, Deschutes Redbands Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Juniper Group of Sierra Club, and League of Women Voters of Deschutes County. Where:            St Helens Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, 231 NW Idaho St, Bend 97701 When:             Wednesday, October 23, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Door at 5:30 pm. Register:         Free. Register at eventbrite.com/e/the-deschutes-river-a-path-forward-tickets-72802733937

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February 2020

Second Annual: Wild Rivers Night! With Stories, Beer, and Kombucha

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Wild Rivers Night is just around the corner! Join us for a splashing good time being regaled with tales about rivers. Come celebrate wild rivers in Oregon, Colorado, and as far away as the Karnali River in Nepal. Presented by adventurers who have explored the rivers by raft, kayak, SUP, and more! Where: St Helens Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, 231 NW Idaho St, Bend 97701Why: Coz stories and friends and beer and kombucha, and river restoration tooJust RSVP here and don't forget to bring your own mugSuggested donation: $10 (or more!) at the door will help fund river restoration projects. We expect this popular event to sell out so get your tickets soon.  Brought to you by us (Coalition for the Deschutes), Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, beer by Deschutes Brewery and kombucha by Caboost For our pre-show slide show, please send in ONE (I know that's hard!) fave digital picture of a river scene. People are okay as long as the river ... Read more

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March 2020

Postponed until a later date (World Water Day Global Gathering: from Malawi to the Deschutes with Nat Geo)

March 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Travel around the world through stories of water with National Geographic contributing photographers Ami Vitale and Chad Copeland. Hear from local experts and learn how the Clean Madzi Lager by Deschutes Brewery is making a splash. This World Water Day, be the change you want to see. Your ticket purchase helps support clean water initiatives in Malawi, Africa, and Deschutes River projects locally.  Purchase Tickets

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World Water Day: Madzi means Water

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deschutes Brewery, 901 SW Simpson Ave
Bend, Oregon 97701

World Water Day: Madzi means Water Saturday March 21,6:00 - 8:00 pmMadzi! That’s the word for water in Malawi, Africa. From Oregon to Malawi, we are connected by water. Join us for this fully-hosted community gathering to hear inspiring stories, mingle with National Geographic contributors Ami Vitale and Chad Copeland, and enjoy Clean Madzi Lager, a special beer created just for this occasion. On this World Water Day, be the change you want to see. With the purchase of your ticket, you will help provide water wells and sanitation projects in Malawi and support Deschutes River projects locally.  Cost $50. Mountain Room Deschutes Brewery 901 SW Simpson Ave, Bend, OR 97702Purchase Tickets  

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