AUG 22 – Cascade Lakes Crawfish Boil Benefitting DRC

Head on down to Cascade Lakes Brewing on August 22 from 6-8p where they will be bringing together the community for their second annual, southern-style crawfish boil. Throughout the day, $1 from every pint purchased will be directly donated to the DRC to support our mission to restore streamflow and improve water quality in the Deschutes Basin. 

June 10, 2023 – Bend’s First Global Water Dance

Join us at noon on Saturday, June 10th at Bend’s Drake Park Public Amphitheater for a worldwide event rooted in dance, community, and the love of water. DRC’s Finance Director and lifelong dancer, Tara Langston will be opening the event with some words about dance and water. 

May 24 – Many Voices, One Plan: The Future of Water in the Upper Deschutes

From the Cascades to Lake Billy Chinook, the Deschutes River has been over-tapped for decades. Fish, farmers, and families all depend on water supplies that are impacted by drought and climate change. The Deschutes Basin Water Collaborative, a consortium of more than 45 stakeholders, is working to accelerate funding, market-based solutions, and implementation of water conservation projects in the basin to help meet demand. Come learn about this work and give the Collaborative your feedback on how you see Central Oregon meeting its water needs in the future.

April 24 – Saving Water for Fish and Farms: Modernizing Central Oregon’s Irrigation Infrastructure

Did you know 80-90% of the water in rivers across the Western US is diverted for irrigation? Piping leaky canals and upgrading on-farm irrigation saves water, making farms more productive and efficient while allowing more water to remain instream. Learn how these tools have worked to restore Whychus Creek and how they are being used to help fish and farms across the Deschutes Basin.