This article was published on: 09/5/12 4:40 PM
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!