• Green Drinks at The Gear Fix Featuring Bend's Climate Action Plan

    Posted on in categories Event , Travel & Adventure

    The Environmental Center of Bend Green Drinks Thursday Nov 14th,  5pm-630pm.

    Join us at The Gear Fix to celebrate another awesome year of Green Drinks events! Meet the team, learn more about repair services that they offer, and check out high-quality gear that will get you outside. The year-end Green Drinks at The Gear Fix is a crowd favorite. And this time around, it will coincide with a timely update on where we stand with Bend’s Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP).

    The CCAP is a set of strategies that will guide both the City and the community as we work together to reduce our fossil fuel use. (Hint, hint… businesses like The Gear Fix who encourage…

  • Boots, Bikes and Boats (and Beer!) in Eastern Oregon

    Posted on in categories Biking , Climbing , Event , Hiking , Travel & Adventure

    As Central Oregon’s trails become more and more popular, consider looking east for that next adventure and a sense of solitude. Learn about opportunities in and around the Steens Mountain Wilderness, Fremont-Winema National Forest and John Day River region. Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator Renee Patrick will share ideas for your next hiking, biking or boating adventure for an immersive journey into these unique high desert landscapes. More event INFO HERE.

    Tuesday Nov 12th at the Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room

    This presentation is a collaboration between ONDA, Deschutes Brewery, and REI, and will feature inspiration and great beer to get you outside!

    Register for free here: https://www.rei.com/events/94265/boots-bikes-and-boats-in-eastern-oregon?distance=25&previousLocation=Bend,%20OR&page=2&course.session.anyLocation=25.000000~44.045800~-121.315400;geo_r

  • Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Seminars

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Did you know we have an certified Avalanche Center here in Central Oregon. What was previously Central Oregon Avalanche Association (COAA), is now the Central Oregon Avalanche Center (COAC).  If you travel in the backcountry during winter, use their website as a resource and consider supporting this resource for our community. They host Know Before You Go events all winter long and the first is November 19th. See more event INFO HERE.

    Know Before You Go is a FREE basic avalanche awareness presentation aimed at highlighting introductory concepts and tools for traveling in avalanche terrain.

    Learn about the destructive power of avalanches, safety equipment, how people get in trouble, and the basics of how to avoid them. In…

  • Deschutes NF Open House About Proposed NEW Recreation Permits

    Posted on in category Event

    New Permit Fee Open House Monday Nov 4th at the Sisters USFS Office from 530pm-7pm. More Open House INFO HERE. We produced a video about this a couple of months ago. You can see it in the Video Archives.

    The Deschutes National Forest will host two open houses in November for the public to learn more about the proposed special recreation permit fee structure for the limited entry system, which will be implemented next year in the Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and Three Sisters wilderness areas. For more information about the proposed fee structure, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/deschutes/home/?cid=FSEPRD670378.



  • Powder Palooza 2019

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    The 10th Annual Powder Palooza hosted by The Powder House Saturday Nov 2nd.

    Central Oregon’s biggest pre-season sale and party! Baldy’s BBQ will be providing their amazing pulled pork, Cascade Lakes Brewing Company will be on tap, and Oregon Spirit Distillers will be making Hot Toddies!

    Join the canned food drive for NeighborImpact. For every item donated you will receive a free raffle ticket. Tickets can also be purchased with proceeds benefiting Bethlehem Inn.

    Win great prizes including a Season Pass to Mt Bachelor & Hoodoo Ski & Recreation, a Vintage Cabin…

  • ONDA 2020 Wild Desert Calendar Release Party At Deschutes Brewery Public House

    Posted on in category Event

    Join the release of ONDA’s 2020 Wild Desert Calendar at the Deschutes Brewery Public House in Bend. Meet the photographers featured in this year’s calendar and enjoy a First Friday filled with food, drink, and stunning conservation photography from local artists and community members. This event is free and open to all, so invite a friend to come along. We hope to see you there!

    Friday Nov 1st at Deschutes Brewery Public House

  • What is Happening to Our Public Lands? Learn and Act with SUWA

    Posted on in categories Event , Film

    The Southern Utah Wilderness is in town this week and will be at Patagonia of Bend Thursday Oct 24th from 4-630pm to answer questions and then will screen its film on Friday the 25th at the Environmental Center at 7pm. SUWA does incredible conservation work for Utah’s wild and scenic desert lands.

    The breathtaking, other-worldly public lands of Utah including National Parks, National Monuments and potential and current wilderness area ground zero, for the attack on our public lands in the name of “energy dominance.”  More INFO HERE. 

    Visit with SUWA staff and volunteers to find out what is happening and why it matters to all people who love the outdoors on Thursday at Patagonia of Bend. In 60…

  • "The Deschutes River: A Path Forward" A Panel Discussion

    Posted on in category Event

    Where:    St Helens Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, 231 NW Idaho St, Bend 97701
    When:     Wednesday, October 23, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Door at 5:30 pm
    Free:        Register here. Suggested $5 donation at the door to help offset costs

    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. More INFO HERE. 

    o   Jason Gritzner – Hydrologist, Watershed Program Manager, US Forest Service
    o   Ron Nelson – Deschutes River Conservancy Executive Director
    o   Bridget Moran – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bend Field Office, Field Supervisor
    o   Craig Horrell – Chair Deschutes Basin…

  • Womxn in Conservation: Stories, Wisdom + Career Paths

    Posted on in categories Event , Travel & Adventure

    Join Central Oregon Womxn in Conservation for our October meeting at the Environmental Center on Tuesday, October 15th from 5:30pm-7pm. More INFO HERE.

    We’ll start the evening with a little networking. At 6pm, enjoy several short presentations by amazing womxn sharing their career stories, lessons they’ve learned, and advice for others. Then, we’ll have a Q&A panel with our speakers.

    Beverages and light snacks will be provided.

  • Fly and Field University - Off Season Fishin' Holes with Griff Marshall

    Posted on in categories Event , Fishing , River

    There is great fishing in the fall in Central Oregon, you just have to know where to go. This workshop is Tuesday October 15th at Fly and Field Outfitters in Bend. More INFO HERE.

    Typically one of the busiest educational events of the year, this is one you do not want to miss! As many can imagine, Griff spends most of his summer guiding, while the offseason is his treasured time to chase fish around Central Oregon. Unfortunately, many of the fisheries we frequent in the summer are closed. So, you have to get creative with angling opportunities at times. Grab a spot at one of our last Fly and Field University events of the year!