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  • Oregon Natural Desert Association's Sagebrush Sipper: Bend Aug 15th

    Posted on in categories Event , Positive News

    Central Oregon has a number of nonprofits doing great things for the community and our natural places.  We are stoked to support them and the work they do.

    Join Oregon Natural Desert Association staff and supporters Thursday evening Aug 15th for Sagebrush Sippers happy hour at their Bend office. Mix and mingle, learn about new aspects of Oregon’s high desert, and find opportunities to dig deeper into our conservation work. More INFO HERE! 

    This month, hear more about the far-flung places where ONDA works and get tips to plan your fall escapes to Oregon’s high desert public lands from Oregon Desert Trail coordinator Renee Patrick. Enjoy cold beverages including beer from Immersion Brewing.

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  • 8-9-19 Backyard Bend Weekend Weather

    Posted on in category Positive News

    We are in for some wild weather over the next 48 hours. Here’s the forecast for the weekend. Cheers!

  • Fox Walk + Owl Eyes - Kids Nature Hike

    Posted on in categories Event , Hiking , Positive News

    We have some really awesome non-profits doing great things in Central Oregon. Things like; educating our kiddos how to respect, care for and interact with our natural places. We just posted a new “Featured Video” about loving Bend to death. The Deschutes Land Trust is actually doing something positive by providing educational events like this one. This event is for children to learn how to enter and interact with the natural places and we can’t think of a better way to positively affect the user impact issues in our wild and natural places than to educate the next generation.  More INFO HERE.

    When: Saturday August 10th 10am – 1230pm

    Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Susan Prince…

  • ONDA Sagebrush Sipper: Bend

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    Oregon Natural Desert Association July 18th 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm ONDA’s Bend Office50 SW Bond St, Suite 4
    Bend.

    Join Oregon Natural Desert Association staff and supporters for Sagebrush Sippers happy hours in our office this summer. Mix and mingle, learn about new aspects of Oregon’s high desert, and find opportunities to dig deeper into our conservation work.

    This month, hear about how to further your conservation advocacy with ONDA’s own Corie Harlan and Gena Goodman-Campbell and enjoy cold beverages including beer from Immersion Brewing. Look for more Sagebrush Sippers events in Portland and Bend all summer. These events are free and open to all.

  • Introducing Our Newest Featured Artist - Austin James Jackson

    Posted on in categories Positive News , Travel & Adventure

    Austin Jackson has an incredible talent for capturing nature and Oregon’s natural beauty. We are so stoked to feature his photos and will be posting a series on Instagram over the next few weeks.  Cropped photos are on the banner on the homepage.  Check out his website austinjamesjackson.com

    Enjoy the great summer weekend ahead in Central Oregon.

  • MTB Trail Work At LOGE Skills Area With COTA

    Posted on in categories Biking , Positive News

    This Wednesday July 10th, COTA will have a trail work event at the LOGE on Century Drive to work on the new skills area and add some wood features. Come out and help with fellow mountain bike enthusiasts. Bring gloves, eye wear, work clothes water and snacks. It’s a great way to give back and be part of the COTA community.

    Other work events coming up include Saturday July 13th and Tuesday July 16th.  More info at COTA.

  • Wildfire Resource Maps and Information

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    Wildfire season typically starts in July in Central Oregon and we have some resources to help you plan your outdoor recreation and monitor air quality. On our weather pages you’ll find links to several fire information websites. These sites provide up to date information on active fires so you can plan your outings or just be informed. The Oregon DEQ Air Quality Index map on the Central Oregon Fire Info site is very helpful and shows current air quality levels.

    Wildfire is an unfortunate reality of summer in Oregon. We hope these resources will help you better manage your health and recreation this summer.

    Central Oregon Fire Info

    US Forest Service National Fire Incident System

     

  • Dogs and Fireworks - From The Bend Fire Dept

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    With the 4th Of July approaching the Bend Fire Dept wants everyone, including dogs, to enjoy the holiday safely. We met up with Alex McClarren of the BFD to get some firework tips. As most dog owners know fireworks are challenging for most dogs. Keeping fireworks legal and out of your neighbors space can help keep our canine friends happier too.

  • Hiker Finds Injured Dog On Mountain & Carries Him 6 Miles Down To Safety.

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    This is a great positive story from the website Inspire More  and one many of us here in Bend might relate to. Spoiler Alert, it ends happier than you can imagine.

    Link to the full article: Hiker Finds Injured Dog On Mountain & Carries Him 6 Miles Down To Safety.

    Here’s an excerpt of the story.

    “The hike up Table Rock Trail was already tough enough for Tia Vargas. In fact, her 76-year-old father, Ted Kasper, opted to wait a mile down as Tia crested the peak.

    While descending the 11,106-foot summit to meet back up with Ted last year, the Idaho mom-of-three came across a heartbreaking sight. Limping alongside a group of hikers was an English springer…