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June 2019

Deschutes River Urban Corridor Hike #2

June 13 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free
Photo of a River at sunset

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 pmWhere: 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 Trip leadersEddie Kula: Eddie loves hiking in the Oregon Cascades and sharing…

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July 2019

"Oceans and Rivers" Fourth Friday at the Copeland Gallery

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Copeland Gallery for their Fourth Friday open house. The theme for this month is Oceans and Rivers. Enjoy a glass of wine while chatting with Chad and enjoying his photographs and the stories that go with them. The Coalition for the Deschutes and the Deschutes River Conservancy will be there on behalf of the Deschutes River.

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August 2019

Kayak Trip: Upper Deschutes La Pine State Park to Big River

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 Southwest Industrial Way
Bend, Oregon 97702 United States
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$90

Got questions about the Deschutes? What better way to learn about the river than to paddle it with a pro? Join the Coalition for the Deschutes and Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe (TCKC) for a water-based exploration of the Upper Deschutes. TCKC will provide transportation, guides, and all the gear. Local water expert, Kyle Gorman, will edify and entertain you with stories about how the Deschutes River works and is managed. When: Thursday, August 15, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm What: From the unique characteristics of the…

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Springs to Sprouts 2019

August 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Free

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…

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October 2019

Kayak Trip: Old Mill District - Volcanoes and Geology

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 Southwest Industrial Way
Bend, Oregon 97702 United States
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$60

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…

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The Deschutes River: A Path Forward

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

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.…

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