There are many ways that you can connect with the Watershed Council and the work that we are doing!
Sign up for our electronic newsletter! Get periodic updates about our work and opportunities to get involved and learn more about the Upper Deschutes River watershed.
Come to Upstream! Every May, we host our annual Upstream fundraiser for our education programs. You can find out more about the event here, and sign up for our mailing list to get an update when tickets go on sale for Upstream.
Help clean up the river for the annual Stream Stewardship Day! Stream Stewardship Day is a chance to volunteer and make a difference in our community. The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council partners with the City of Bend, REI, Bend Parks and Recreation District, Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe, Bend Paddle Trail Alliance, and Central Oregon Divers for a day of learning and taking action to clean up the Deschutes River as it runs through the Old Mill District. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at Riverbend Park!
Volunteer for our monitoring program with Stream Sampling Day on Whychus Creek! In areas where extensive restoration work is taking place to improve habitat for returning steelhead and salmon, UDWC is using macroinvertebrates to measure how stream conditions are changing as restoration progresses. Volunteers will learn sampling methods and spend the day collecting macroinvertebrate samples in teams along the creek. These samples will give UDWC and our partners essential information about the quality of stream conditions for aquatic life.