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Fall Talks and a Field Trip

Fall Talks and a Field Trip

Fall is shaping up nicely with speaker and outdoor events related to the Deschutes River and Basin.  Also, check the Upcoming Events page for updates and to register.

Wed, Sept. 27 – Perspectives on Lower Deschutes Water Quality 

Thurs, Oct. 19th – Upper Deschutes River Hydrology

Wed, Oct 25 – Long and Winding River field trip, part 2.  Save the date

Thurs, Nov. 2 – Lessons from Down Under: What I Learned in New Zealand about Rivers, People, Cows, and Water Management


Perspectives on Lower Deschutes Water Quality
Wednesday, September 27, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hollingshead Barn, 1235 NE Jones Rd,  Bend, OR  97701

The Deschutes Redbands Chapter invites you to their annual meeting and a presentation by Dr. Max Bothwell about water quality in the Lower Deschutes. Dr. Bothwell has spent his career researching the issue of algal growth in rivers throughout North America, including the rivers on Vancouver Island and the Thompson River.
For more information, please contact Mike Tripp.


Upper Deschutes River Hydrology
Thursday, October 19, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Sunriver Library, 56855 Venture Ln, Sunriver, 97707
Hosted by Upper Deschutes River Coalition
Speaker: USFS hydrologist, Jason Gritzner
For more information, please contact Monte Dammarell:


Long and Winding River Field Trip, part 2 – save the date
Wednesday, October 25th
Join the Coalition for the Deschutes for a field trip exploring the Upper Deschutes River. We’ll start at Wickiup Dam and make our way downstream with stops at select locations. This field trip will take most of the day. We’ll err on the side of safety and cancel if the weather is bad. To pre-register, click here.


Lessons from Down Under: What I Learned in New Zealand about Rivers, People, Cows, and Water Management

Thursday, November 2, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church, St Helens Hall
231 NW Idaho St, Bend 97701
RSVP appreciated.

Join Dr. Jackie Dingfelder for a presentation about her experience as a Fulbright scholar in New Zealand researching their rivers and water management system. Jackie will discuss her insights about what works well in New Zealand, what doesn’t, and how it compares to Oregon/US water law and management. What could we learn from New Zealand? What could New Zealand learn from us?

Jackie brings 30 years of environmental planning and policy experience in the private, non-profit, and public sectors. She recently earned her PhD in Public Policy and Affairs at Portland State University in the Hatfield School of Government. In 2016, she served as a 2016 Ian Axford/Fulbright public policy fellow researching freshwater reforms and indigenous water rights in New Zealand.

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