In the Media

February 19, 2009 – Fly Fishing Film Tour In Bend On March 11, 2009

Tickets are on sale in advance at Each film has a very unique flavor and message and while all of them showcase incredible cinematography, each has their own blend of hilarious commentary, mesmerizing storytelling, and some of the largest and most impressive fish ever caught.

January 2, 2009 – Fish Puzzle Project to Benefit Conservancy

Local woodworker and puzzle maker Larry Pecenka, a habitat biologist for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, has been making puzzles in the shape of large fish to raise funds for the Deschutes River Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that works to restore stream flow and improve water quality in the Deschutes Basin.

October 14, 2008 – Bend Bulletin Untroubled Waters

A little more of the riverbank along Mirror Pond and Deschutes River south of Bend might be showing in recent days, as water managers have started releasing less water from area reservoirs.

September 14, 2008 – Bend Bulletin Grant Could Help Put More Canals In Pipes

More state funds could help convert additional irrigation canals that crisscross Central Oregon from open ditches to enclosed pipes. The Bend-based Swalley Irrigation District could win a $1.4 million grant to finish piping five miles of its main canal at a Tuesday meeting of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board in Klamath Falls.