The Deschutes River brings so much to our lives. It inspires our runs, walks and rides. Its powerful waters work hard to bring life to our region, but we can live in Bend for many years without knowing how the devastating fluctuations in flows are breaking our river. On June 19th take a personal journey with Deschutes River Conservancy’s Program Director and avid runner Kate Fitzpatrick. Kate will share her story of falling in love with the Deschutes River when she moved to Bend in 2004, how that passion has shaped her restoration work with the DRC over the past 13 years, and how we might fix our river.
Panelists from the following local river organizations will be available to answer questions after the presentation:
Ryan Houston, Upper Deschutes Watershed Council
Kyle Gorman, Oregon Water Resources Department
Phil Fine, North Unit Irrigation District Representative
Kate Fitzpatrick, Deschutes River Conservancy.