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Volunteer Opportunity with the Deschutes River Conservancy

September 5th, 2012

We are looking for 6 volunteers to help pull weeds and and to learn about river restoration with a project tour.

Dates: Two events on Friday, September 7th and 14th. Chose one or both.

Time: 9 am until about noon.

Location: Meet at the Deschutes River Conservancy’s office on 700 NW Hill Street in downtown Bend.

Requirement: Please bring your own gloves. These are required!

Volunteer Perks: Helping to restore streamflow in Whychus Creek AND a free lunch!

Contact: Gen Hubert at 541.382.4077 x16 or gen@deschutesriver.org
Why weeds? In our ongoing efforts to restore streamflow to Whychus Creek in Sisters, the Deschutes River Conservancy recently transferred 0.97 cfs of senior water rights back instream. This is the equivalent of 627 thousand gallons of water per day pouring back into Whychus Creek, which is important habitat for steelhead trout! As a part of our agreement to transfer this water, we are providing assistance to control weeds and establish native plants in the affected pastures.
Ready to volunteer? Start your day on Friday learning about the project first hand with a brief tour of the project site and then do your part to help restore Whychus Creek by pulling out this invasive species (see wanted poster below). PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING GLOVES!

2012 Tight Lines Auction and BBQ Dinner was a great success!

May 14th, 2012

Our 6th Annual Tight Lines Auction took place on Friday, May 11th and, we are happy to say that it was the best year ever! Many thanks to everyone who helped make this event possible. Please enjoy a highlight reel from the day!