May 2, 2008 - Riverfest Schedule

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May 2, 2008 - Riverfest Schedule
 

Riverfest schedule

Published: May 02. 2008 4:00AM PST

Today

RiverSong: Group show celebrating the Deschutes River by more than 20 Tumalo Art Co. gallery artists; free; 5 to 9 p.m., runs through May; 136 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 330-9770 or www.tumaloartco.com.

Saturday

Salmon Run: 5K and 10K run/walk benefiting local nonprofits and river restoration; free to watch, $19-$27 to participate; 9 to 11 a.m. start/finish in McKay Park, Bend; register at solairesalmonrun.com at 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. race day; 383-5210.

Indian Ford Meadow Bird Walk: Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Norma Funai for a bird walk around Indian Ford Meadow Preserve near Sisters; free; 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.; register at 330-0017.

Camp Polk Meadow Natural History Tour: Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Joyce Padgham for a tour of Camp Polk Meadow Preserve near Sisters; free; 9 to 11 a.m.; register at 330-0017.

Sunday

Wanderlust Tours Canoe Trip: Meet at the Fred Meyer in Bend and transfer to the Deschutes River; $25 per person; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; register at 389-8359.

Big Eddy Thriller: Enjoy a family-fun rafting trip with Sun Country Tours; $23 per person; 1:15 p.m. check in, 1:30 p.m. departure; meet at Sun Country Tours, 531 S.W. 13th St., Bend; register at 382-6277.

Monday

Wonders of Whychus: Learn about the history, ecology and native plants of Whychus Creek; free; 9 a.m. to noon; register and directions at 633-3765.

Buy That Fish a Drink: Immediately after the Wonders of Whychus hike, join the Deschutes River Conservancy in Sisters City Park for a stream-side conversation about stream flow restoration; free; noon to 1 p.m.; register at 633-3765.

Deschutes River Trail Walk: Meet at Farewell Bend Park for a 3-mile round-trip walk and interpretive tour of the South Canyon Trail Loop; free; 1 to 3 p.m.; register at 633-3765.

Tuesday

Camp Polk Meadow Whychus Creek Restoration Tour: Join the Deschutes Land Trust and the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council for a tour at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve near Sisters; free; 10 a.m. to noon; register at 330-0017.

Wednesday

Wild and Wonderful Water: Dive into the world of water with the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council and the Healthy Waters Institute with hands-on activities for ages 3-14; free; 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Aspen Hall in Bend; register at 633-3765.

Thursday

Wonders of Whychus: Learn about the history, ecology and native plants of Whychus Creek while evaluating the water quality; free; 1 to 4 p.m.; register and directions at 633-3765.

Buy That Fish a Drink: Immediately before the Wonders of Whychus hike, join the Deschutes River Conservancy for a stream-side conversation about stream flow restoration; free; noon to 1 p.m.; register at 633-3765.

McKay Park: Home of a New Whitewater Park?: Join the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance, the Bend Metro Park and Recreation District and the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council for a brief tour of the proposed paddle trail improvements at McKay Park in Bend; free; 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.; register at 389-7275.

Tumalo Creek Restoration and Hydrology Tour: Join biologists and hydrologists from the Deschutes National Forest and the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council for a tour of the Tumalo Creek restoration project; free; register and directions at 383-4787.

Events continue through May 11; see next week’s GO! or www.deschutesriverfest.org.

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