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Central Oregon Conservation Summit

September 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - September 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm


The Surfrider Foundation and representatives from OSU-Cascades Natural Resources Department, COCC-Outdoor Leadership, Environmental Center and Latino Outdoors are organizing the first Central Oregon Conservation Summit.

The hope of this Summit is to connect everyday citizens, conservationists, recreationalists, researchers and volunteers in Central Oregon around the biggest challenges facing our region as population and climate change amplify. We hope to highlight leading researchers, scientists, activists, activities and organizations working to dwarf climate change and other environmental challenges and connect with potential concerned citizens, recreationalists and volunteers to look for ways to collaborate. We hope for this to be an avenue to catalyze involvement in conservation by connecting people to organizations and participate in a clean-up at Sparks Lake the headwaters of the Deschutes River.

All funds generated from this event, through sponsorship, ticket sales and donations, will help fund the event and research on algae blooms throughout the region in an effort to mitigate this problem which is critical to water conservation.

Hear from amazing experts across our region, participate in fun activities, meet local non-profits making a difference in our region, all attendees will receive a one year membership to Surfrider, conference t-shirt, Surfrider bag, morning and afternoon snack, lunch and great outdoor swag from local outdoor organizations.


September 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am
September 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
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2600 NW Collge Way
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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