A 3.4-mile stretch of open irrigation canal, located between Ward Road and Gosney Road in Bend was recently nominated to be added to the National Register of Historic Places. Earlier this month, the Deschutes County Historic Landmarks Commission heard arguments for and against the designation; currently, the proposal is under consideration. Read about this in a recent Bend Bulletin article.
The Coalition for the Deschutes submitted a letter to the State Advisory Commission on Historic Preservation (SACHP) requesting denial of the applicant’s nomination. Read our letter below.