• Celebrate Earth Day this Thursday with RiverFest!

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    The Deschutes River Conservancy is celebrating Earth Day with RiverFest on Thursday April 22. MORE INFO HERE.

    Win a Stand Up Paddleboard for $100. Be the last person at RiverFest to donate $100 during the $100 paddle raise level. The last contributor takes the SUP and will be notified right after the event.

    Witness a sacred tribal prayer song performed by Warm Springs tribal member, Austin Green.

    Ellen Waterston will be reading a brand-new poem, written specifically for RiverFest.

    Meet our staff and board in a fun, fast-paced collage of the passion that drives us to do the work we do.

    Grow your understanding of other perspectives about water use in the basin through a project produced by DRC staffer, Marisa Hossick.

  • Restoring the Land, Renewing Ourselves - A Fundraiser for Breitenbush Copy

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    From the ashes new growth emerges and we must remind ourselves that nature will recover from last year’s wildfires. The positive takeaway here, is that a beloved place in Oregon is rebuilding and we can help the effort. This event will give you the opportunity to learn and help restore one of Oregon’s most sacred treasures.

    Friday, May 7, 2021 7:00 PM – Sunday, May 9, 2021 1:00 PM 

    Join a collection of Breitenbush presenters for a weekend retreat online, and support Breitenbush Hot Springs as we rebuild after wildfire damage. MORE INFO HERE.

    A collection of our presenters host a weekend retreat on-line to support Breitenbush Hot Springs and Conference Center. This fundraiser with feature Robert…

  • Big Wave Challenge 2021 April 17 -25

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    The 10th year of the Big Wave Challenge is happening starting Saturday! The event has been reimagined and continues to be inspired by a passion for surf and snow by Mt. Bachelor and Bend local, legendary big-wave surfer Gerry Lopez. Aloha spirit, stoke, and the desire to raise money for worthy causes, (Pat Malendoski), has always been the driving belief for this one-of-a kind event. This year will continue to carry that sentiment with access for all!  MORE INFO HERE. 

    The Big Wave Challenge supports beneficiary, Pat Malendoski. Pat held an instrumental role in the early Big Wave Challenge days, applying his special terrain-park creation skills to building waves out of snow, producing a unique type of course that…

  • Prescribed Burn to Occur Thursday in West Bend, Phil's Trail Area

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    The Deschutes National Forest is conducting a natural burn in the Phil’s Trail area Thursday and Friday April 15 & 16th. This project will impact trails west of Bend with closures.

    Burn will be very visible to residents of Bend and temporarily close some bike trails.

    Official information from the Deschutes National Forest office is below. You can connect to the official release HERE. 

    Bend, Ore— This Thursday, fuel specialists with the Deschutes National Forest will conduct prescribed fire operations adjacent to Bend and within the Phil’s Trail area. The prescribed burn will be visible to residents of Bend and travelers along Century Drive.

    The project area is located south of Phil’s Trailhead, west of Bend, and includes portions…

  • HDFFA’s Brunch Box Fundraiser is May 21st!

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    The High Desert Food & Farm Alliance (HDFFA) is transforming their Fresh Harvest Kits into delicious take home meals with specially procured local ingredients from regional farmers, ranchers and food businesses. You can choose from a ready-to-make meal kit for either two or four people with a special brunch recipe developed with help from Thor Erickson from the Cascade Culinary Institute –  both available now for pre-order. This mostly virtual fundraiser highlights deliciously grown, raised and crafted foods available from area producers and food businesses!

    Each mealkit is specially designed by HDFFA and includes ingredients for a delicious Shakshuka Brunch, spring greens salad, bread or tortillas and beverage or your choice. Kits are available with vegetarian, dairy and…

  • Virtual OMSI Science Pub: The Science of Clean, Safe Drinking Water

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    The Science of Clean, Safe Drinking Water APR 13, 2021 | Virtual Edition | 6:30-8:30PM | $5 suggested donation (www.omsi.edu/donate)

    We often don’t think about the water from our tap. Where does it come from and how is it treated to make it healthy and safe? The Portland Water Bureau wants to share the science behind treating and delivering safe drinking water to 700,000 Portland area residents along with regional wholesale customers. Our presentation will look at the science behind clean and safe drinking water—past, current, and what’s coming in the…
  • Pollinator Pathway Launches in Bend to Help Central Oregonians “Bee” the Change

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    Bend Pollinator Pathway is connecting habitats throughout Central Oregon to support pollinators such as hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees to travel easily and help restore our natural ecosystems.

    This new initiative aims to create a continuous corridor of native pollinator gardens between residences, businesses, parks, and open spaces throughout Bend – and beyond. Bend Pollinator Pathway launches just as the Central Oregon weather warms and spring offers colorful planting possibilities in the garden.

    Habitat loss is one of the main threats facing pollinators, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Worldwide more than 40% of insect species are threatened by extinction, even in our own backyards.

    “The good news is that there…

  • 2021 Salmon Run Saturday April 10th

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    Events are coming back to the calendar and this weekend you can stretch your legs for a 5K or 10K at the 2021 annual Salmon Run in Central Oregon. Saturday April 10th, 8am. MORE INFO HERE. 

    Like the mighty salmon pushing forward on its epic journey, Lay It Out Events continues this Bend tradition, kicking off the season in style with all new courses at the beautiful Pronghorn Resort. Choose your distance: Half Marathon, 10K or 5K!

    The sweet smell of sage beckons you to the high desert to enjoy a little R & R at the resort while killin’ it out on the trail. Make a weekend of it with friends — there’s a distance and view for everyone.

  • Haelan House Presents 3rd Annual Healing Trauma Conference

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    Live 2 Day Virtual Event on May 1-2, 2021 9 am to 3 pm, with SPECIAL KICKOFF Live Keynote EVENING PRESENTATION
    on April 30th at 4pm. MORE INFO HERE.

    Learn how trauma can affect both your inner and outer worlds from six major areas: Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, Physical, Nutritional, and Social.

    Live Keynote Speakers and Presentations

    Learn how trauma affects the body and mind
    Inspirational stories of triumph over trauma
    Experiential tools for practical use

    For more information and to register visit https://thehealingtraumaconference.com Tickets: Pre-register by April 15th $50 General, $40 Senior, Veteran and Student After April 15th $99 General, $89 Senior, Veteran and Student.

    At Haelan House, we provide education, tools, resources, and support…

  • Hoodoo FREE Ski Day April 8

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    Free lift tickets with food donation on April 8 at Hoodoo Ski Area.

    Hoodoo Ski Area will offer free lift tickets from 9 am – 4 pm on Thursday, April 8, 2021, for guests who donate a minimum of four non-perishable food items. All food donations go to La Pine Community Kitchen, which provides free food and clothing to those in need. In 2020, La Pine Community Kitchen served more than 300,000 pounds of food and 26,000 hot lunches. Help us support this wonderful and important community partner!

    Hoodoo is also currently offering discount 2021-22 season passes for purchase online right now. This sale ends Sunday, April 18. Don’t miss out!