Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Grant Access on Tribal Side of Lower Deschutes River for One Day Fly Fishing Event

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This year, the Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC) is celebrating ten years of successful river restoration work in the Deschutes Basin. To raise awareness about the challenges facing the river and generate financial support for the DRC's mission to restore streamflow and improve water quality in Deschutes Basin, the Tribes have granted the organization special access on the Tribal side of the Lower Deschutes River for an exceptional fly fishing event. Saturday, September 15, 2007 has been designated by the DRC as "A Day for the River"- a day to honor all that the river provides us. For more information about the event, visit http://www.deschutesriver.org or call (541)382-4077 ext.23.

This year, the Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC) is celebrating ten years of successful river restoration work in the Deschutes Basin. The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs helped found the DRC in 1996 and have contributed to much the organization's success.

To raise awareness about the challenges facing the river and generate financial support for the DRC's mission to restore streamflow and improve water quality in Deschutes Basin, the Tribes have granted the organization special access on the Tribal side of the Lower Deschutes River for an exceptional fly fishing event. Saturday, September 15, 2007 has been designated by the DRC as "A Day for the River"- a day to honor all that the river provides us. The limited access and sacredness of the Tribal side of the river would make this a very coveted day among experienced fly fisherman. These coveted fly fishing trips will be auctioned off at the DRC Tightlines Auction & BBQ Dinner on Thursday, September 6, 2007. For more information, about the trips or to register for the auction, contact Bea Armstrong at (541)382-4077 ext. 23 or visit http://www.deschutesriver.org.

In addition to the fly fishing trips, on that one day, folks will have an opportunity to experience the entire river from its headwaters in the Cascade Mountains to the mouth at the Columbia River. Throughout the Deschutes Basin, the DRC provide you with a chance to enjoy the river by fishing, rafting, canoeing, or hiking. Some of these activities will have a fee associated with them and others will be free of charge. Our hope is to increase the level of awareness about our natural resources and to inspire the community to give back to this tremendous resource that we have here in Central Oregon - the Deschutes River. For more information about the event, visit http://www.deschutesriver.org or call (541)382-4077 ext.23.

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