You may not know that the Deschutes River is trouble. It seems fine, always flowing, people floating and having fun. But the Deschutes has many challenges; population growth and more demand for water and other issues continue to put pressure on the river that gives Central Oregon life. The Deschutes River Conservancy is working to bring stakeholders together and find solutions for the future health of the Deschutes. Check out this video and learn more about the challenges and solutions for the Deschutes River. Learn more about the Deschutes River Conservancy 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!
The last of the season tonight Sept 26th at Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe. What began as a couple of kayakers creating tunes on the back deck after a long day on the river, has grown into Pickin’ N’ Paddlin’ 2019, a cult-classic community celebration to raise funds for Bend Paddle Trail Alliance (BPTA) whose mission is to establish a navigable paddle trail within Deschutes County to enhance river and lake recreation opportunities while promoting water safety, education, and stewardship.
SEPTEMBER Throwback! We decided to host the second Pickin’ in September and make it a mellow throwback to the earlier days. Concert-goers can look forward to a more intimate experience.
Come enjoy live music and free boat demos on the…
Join the Deschutes Land Trust, Wanderlust Tours, and Jen Zalewski for a guided paddle to the Thomas Preserve. We’ll float a section of the upper Deschutes River to visit this unique island Preserve for a picnic lunch. Wanderlust Tours will provide the shuttle and boats. Registration for this outing will be through Wanderlust Tours and will cost $80 per person. **Registration is required and opens 2 months prior to the event.** More INFO HERE!
Thank you to Wanderlust Tours for partnering with us on this event!
The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council holds its 23rd annual Deschutes River Clean Up on Saturday and this event is a part of the Subaru Of Bend Outside Games this year. This is a great way to give back to the river we love and use so much. You can sign up in advance to volunteer here. Help divers haul trash out of the river, haul to collection areas, or pull invasive weed species along the bank. The event will organize in the morning at Riverbend Park.
After helping clean up the river head down to Goodlife and the Century Center for the 2019 Hayden Homes Summer Boulder Comp. Sounds like a pretty great way to spend a summer…
The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council invites watershed stewards of all ages to join us for the 23nd annual Deschutes River Cleanup on Saturday, July 27, 2019!
Volunteers will meet at Riverbend Park at 10am. River clean-up activities will take place in the Deschutes River and along its riparian areas between Slough Campground and Drake Park. Bring your paddleboard, kayak, or canoe to help Central Oregon Diving divers pull garbage out of the river, or help us pull invasive weeds and remove litter from the stream banks.
Please sign up to volunteer here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deschutes-river-cleanup-tickets-63441429022
Contact Kolleen at 541.382.6103 #33 for more information.
Saturday June 22 is the annual Bend Paddleboard Challenge. This is a fun time at Riverbend Park with different race categories to try and FREE Demos in the park to get you on the water and see what’s new. Thanks to Desert Orthopedics, Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe and Stand On Liquid for making this happen. It’s always a fun day on the river.
More INFO HERE!
The 2019 Desert Orthopedics Bend Paddleboard Challenge welcomes racers of all skill levels to Central Oregon’s premier paddle board race. The June 22 race offers two distances (1.25 and 4.25 miles); the longer race will commence at 10 am, followed approximately two minutes later by the short race. All participants will receive…
Some good news regarding efforts to restore Whychus Creek aquatic habitat and have Chinook Salmon return to this Deschutes River tributary. The Deschutes Land Trust together with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and PG&E made efforts over 10 years ago to protect and restore the headwaters where Chinook traditionally have spawned for generations. This effort seems to be paying off.
Here’s the link to the full story: www.deschuteslandtrust.org/news
Join the Coalition and Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe for a water-based exploration of the Upper Deschutes. This trip will be co-led by Mason Lacy, PhD and Toni Pennington, PhD. Mason will provide insight on the unique hydrology of the Deschutes and discuss opportunities as well as barriers to restoration. Toni will discuss aquatic plants and water quality. More INFO HERE!
When: Monday, June 3, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Deschutes River, Dillon to Benham Falls and back. Meet at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe.
Register here. $65 fee includes all equipment, transport, and river guides.
Here’s the press release from Mt. Bachelor on their new year round pass. If the mountain is a place you play winter and summer this is a deal. And, a rafting trip to top it off.MT. BACHELOR TO OFFER NEW, YEAR-ROUND “OUTPLAY 365” PASS AND WINTER 2019-20 PASSES AT THIS SEASON’S PRICE, NOW THROUGH JUNE 30
Sunchaser Spring & 2018-19 Season Finale Celebration This Weekend
(BEND, Ore.), May 22, 2019 – Mt. Bachelor, a POWDR company, today launched a new pass, Outplay 365, which unlocks year-round access to Central Oregon’s best adventure. Outplay 365 Pass holders receive a full year of unlimited winter lift, Nordic trail, and summer mountain bike park access at Mt. Bachelor and one rafting trip…