Riverfeast Dinner & Auction

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend, OR, United States

Join Deschutes River Conservancy on May 11th for a delightful evening of irresistible food, spirits, and music. Bid on exclusive adventures and experiences, custom art and other wonderful packages. Give back to our beautiful rivers while exploring the stunning event space at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon off Skyliner Road in Bend. Coyote Willow’s exciting combination…


Raise the Deschutes Seminar – Many Voices, One Plan: The Future of Water in the Upper Deschutes

Open Space Event Studios 220 NE Lafayette Ave, Bend, OR, United States

From the Cascades to Lake Billy Chinook, the Deschutes River has been over-tapped for decades. Fish, farmers, and families all depend on water supplies that are impacted by drought and climate change. The Deschutes Basin Water Collaborative, a consortium of more than 45 stakeholders, is working to accelerate funding, market-based solutions, and implementation of water…


Raise the Deschutes: Fox Hollow Ranch Picnic and Farm Tour

Fox Hollow Ranch 3459 SE Baldwin Drive, Madras, OR, United States

Join us on July 12 from 4-6 for a fun and informative afternoon at a family owned and operated farm, Fox Hollow Ranch. The Richards family are junior irrigators in North Unit Irrigation District (just south of Madras) who grow hay, hybrid carrot seed, Kentucky Bluegrass seed, peppermint oil, and wheat. Learn how they have…

Deschutes River Cleanup

Join us for our largest annual day of stewardship, the Deschutes River Cleanup on July 29th. River and riparian cleanup activities will take place along the riparian areas of the Deschutes River at six different stewardship sites: La Pine State Park, Meadow Camp Picnic Area, Farewell Bend Park, Riverbend Park, First Street Rapids Trail, and…

Raise the Deschutes: Deschutes River Walk and Talk Tour

Deepen your understanding of the Deschutes Basin through an enriching, serene evening by the river. Join DRC for the “Raise the Deschutes River Walk and Talk Tour,” happening on August 30, from 6 pm to 8 pm. During the walk, the group will stop along the way to discuss several key points, including the unique…


2023 Lava Island Fish Rescue

Sign Up for Your Time Slot HERE!  Every fall flows drop in the Upper Deschutes as water begins to be stored in Wickiup and Crane Prairie Reservoirs for irrigation use next summer. When this happens, fish residing in the Lava Island side channel of the Deschutes become stranded from the main stem of the river.…

Is the Drought Over? Comparing the Deschutes and Crooked Rivers

Worthy Brewing 495 Northeast Bellevue Drive, Bend, OR, United States +1 more

Raise the Deschutes - Is the Drought Over? Is the drought over? Comparing the Deschutes and Crooked Rivers Despite the nearly average precipitation last year, the drought persists. Learn how hydrology and geology affect these two rivers in completely different ways. Speaker: Jason Gritzner - Hydrologist - USDA Forest Service Moderator: Lisa Seales - Program…


Raise the Deschutes – A River Runs Through It

Meadow Lakes Golf Course & Restaurant 300 Southwest Meadow Lakes Drive, Prineville, OR, United States

Collaborative Strategies for the Future of the Crooked River Join us for a discussion focused on balancing water conservation, agricultural needs, and sustainable management of the Crooked River. This seminar unites experts and community members to explore joint efforts in securing a resilient water future for Crook County — for fish, farms, and families alike.…


Deschutes RiverFeast

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend, OR, United States

Join us for a night dedicated to the conservation and restoration of the majestic Deschutes River. The Deschutes River Conservancy's annual River Feast Dinner and Auction on May 4th will showcase an evening of gourmet dining, engaging conversation, and exciting silent and live auctions; all in support of the Deschutes River. Secure your ticket today…