Recommended Community Events
GMO Education Tour with Jeffrey Smith
Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE 9th, Bend, OR
Join Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology to learn how you can help counter the opposition’s lies and get GMOs labeled in Oregon this November. Better yet, invite a friend who doesn’t know much about GMOs so they can get educated! These educational presentations are open to everyone. Suggested donations of $5-$25 will go to the Yes on 92 campaign, and will help contribute to a victory in November. The first $2,500 in donations will be matched.
The Pesticide Purveyors and Junk Food Giants have already made their first million-dollar-plus ad buy in Oregon. Their massive media campaign is likely to be full of the usual lies about how labeling will raise food prices, and how GMO foods are “proven” safe. But you can help set the record straight in Oregon!
2014 Desert Conference
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 19-20, Various Locations in Bend
Celebrating the Wilderness Act with Keynote Speakers, Panels, Desert Hikes, and a Block Party
Organized by the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA), and jointly sponsored by the Oregon Sierra Club, Patagonia, East Cascade Audubon Society, Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, Oregon Wild, OSU-Cascades, The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and Worthy Brewing Company -- as well as support from seventeen additional conservation groups -- ONDA is hosting the 27th Desert Conference.
The Desert Conference biennially brings together, inspires and educates over 200 attendees who care about the high desert of the Great Basin and beyond. This year it will focus on the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and its future promise with two days of compelling panel discussions and presentations, hikes and keynote speakers.
For the conference schedule and how to register, to the ONDA website at 2014 Desert Conference.
People's Climate March - Bend/Central Oregon
Sunday, Sept. 21, 11:30 AM, Humm Kombucha, Bend
Meet at Humm Kombucha, 1125 NE 2nd Street, Bend. Bring family and friends to have fun, march, and influence others on Climate Change. The gathering will begin at Humm Kombucha (free beverages), continue through downtown Bend and finish at Bend Education Center at 520 NW Wall. Music, drumming, and speakers! Youth will take the podium along with community leaders who will provide information on how you can get involved in this important issue. It’s time to protect our beautiful Oregon, the planet, and our quality of life. Let’s get started!
BLM Pioneer Days
Saturday, Sept. 27, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
At Reynolds Pond, Next to Badlands off Alfalfa Road
Hosted by the Prineville District BLM, this family-fun free event will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Public Lands Day and Get Outdoors Day. Primitive skills stations will offer activities such as leave no trace, tracking, Dutch oven cooking, doll-making, archery, cord-making, seed tape-making, and cross-cut sawing. Our own Dave Stowe will introduce you to the fine art of animal tracking. Guides will take small groups on hikes in the Badlands Wilderness and speak on wilderness values and ethics. Reynolds Pond is located about 15 miles east of Bend near Alfalfa. Bring water and your lunch. For more information, go to the BLM Prineville web site Pioneer Day.