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May 10th, 2016

Earlier this month we touched on the fact that swimming and/or playing in Central Oregon canals is against the law. Canal water is used for irrigation purposes and provides water for agriculture in Central Oregon. Canal waters that appear still can present a temptation on hot summer days, but looks are deceiving. Once in the water, it can be extremely difficult to get out again. We visit schools every year to educate kids on the subject; let's individually do our part to spread the word about canal safety!Read more

Things are heating up here in #CentralOregon - which always makes a dip in cool water the ultimate remedy. As a reminder - we urge you to please stay out of the irrigation canals and waterways, and stay safe at all costs! This recent story from KTVZ - NewsChannel 21 about a Smith Rock hiker who had a rough trip through a canal tunnel highlights the importance of keeping yourself, your kids, and pets, out of the canals. Story here: http://bit.ly/2rbDM4kRead more

Time to shine the spotlight on Ariana Restaurant, a local gem of a restaurant, located in the heart of Bend's West side! No surprise is was named among the Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S. last year - it uses the bounty of culinary products in the #PNW as well as local #farmers and purveyors in #CentralOregon. Check it out! http://bit.ly/2qxsP8zRead more

Rock chucks and ground squirrels are a common sight in Central Oregon. While their natural underground dens and tunnels provide protection from predators and the elements, read how they also risk causing millions of dollars in damage to urban developments. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2opwqaC Photo credit: Bend BulletinRead more

One of our many goals as one of the districts of the DBBC is to enhance river conditions for #salmon, #steelhead, other fish and #wildlife species - while also protecting the #DeschutesRiver's recreational opportunities. On that note, U.S. Bank's Pole, Pedal, Paddle race has become an event of national proportions! Come down and enjoy this event this Saturday, May 20th! http://bit.ly/2qxMbudRead more

Coming up May 31st - don't forget to RSVP to Coalition for the Deschutes event, "A Vision for the Future: Oregon's Integrated Water Resources Strategy". Changes are coming #inBend - aging water infrastructure, a warming climate, and more people moving to Oregon from warmer, drier regions are already happening, and more is in our future. As stakeholders in the future, come see what will be affected locally by these changes! Register now for the May 31st event, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at St. Helens Hall, 231 NW Idaho in Bend. Link to register: http://bit.ly/2qSq1ao - Don't miss out!Read more

High Desert EATs (Educational Agriculture Tours presents 'Farm to Flask.', coming up on May 27th! Tour a family farm growing rye for New Basin Distilling Companywhile learning about #SustainableSoil and water use on the farm, seeds and #pollination. Finish the tour with a delightful tasting of New Basin's gin, vodka and whiskey - and of course, the famous Madras Mule cocktail! Tickets here: http://bit.ly/2oRnKvsRead more

The Oregon State University #CropScienceClub stopped by our office yesterday to learn about water rights in the Deschutes Basin, as well as get a tour! During their visit here in #CentralOregon, they also plan to tour farms within the Deschutes Basin. They are a fantastic group of students and they were very engaged with the information we shared with them - we were inspired by their enthusiasm and interest in the agricultural community!Read more

LandWatch Study claims Upper Deschutes allocations waste water - but #IrrigationDistricts responded that efforts to improve the situation are well under way. Read the complete article, as well as the LandWatch news release here: http://bit.ly/2opwqaCRead more

Don't forget to mark this on your calendar! Sponsored in part by High Desert Food & Farm Alliance, Jefferson County's "High Desert Eats" - South County is a unique vegetable and flower production tour. Step in and personally see hydroponically grown tomatoes or cucumber production greenhouses, and learn about a vertically integrated lavender farm. Happening June 3rd @ 9:00am. Ticket info here: http://bit.ly/2oRoroPRead more

This spring and summer, anglers might have to wait a bit longer to fish their favorite #CentralOregon lakes, as heavy snowfall this past winter will keep many of the region’s high-elevation lakes inaccessible for a few more weeks. Read full story here: http://bit.ly/2opwqaCRead more

Thanks to Merkley's leadership on the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, this program was funded for the first time since 2010. At $150 million, the funding includes projects that benefit wildlife and irrigation. These funds will substantially assist #CentralOregonIrrigators with water conservation projects that benefit spotted frog preservation while ensuring farmers and ranchers in the region get the water they need for their operation Read the whole article on KTVZ - NewsChannel 21 here: http://bit.ly/2pZJhQ6Read more

This month we are featuring the subject of Canal Safety and would like to share some important reminders. Swimming in canals is illegal and can result in arrests and fines. It is also dangerous and has resulted in past fatalities in Central Oregon. Keep a safe distance from the edge of canals, and never jump in to rescue pets or objects such as toys - call 911 for help. Please educate your kids, and keep an eye on pets, too. We look forward to a happy and safe summer in Central Oregon!Read more

Happy #CincodeMayo! Celebrate like a #CentralOregonian with fresh & delicious produce from our local farmers!Read more

Let's talk #CanalSafety - it's important to us that we educate all in our communities about canal safety so you can, in turn, educate your families about this critical matter. Stay tuned for canal safety tips this month. Heading into summer, we want to make sure everyone has a fun - and safe - time in the water!

Among other topics this month, we'll highlight two things: Food + Canal Safety. First, let's highlight our food - summer officially begins next month and growing season will be upon us while temperatures rise. Because we are avid supporters of #SustainableAgriculture (as we know you are), we'll feature folks who educate others about it. #LocalFarmers will also be featured, who'll be gracing #FarmersMarkets with healthy and nutritious food across #CentralOregon. Speaking of Farmer's Markets, click here for a list of local time's and dates: (link) http://localcentraloregon.com/pages/farmersmarkets.htmlRead more

Let's talk #FarmToTable - check out @CHOW, a cozy little restaurant on Newport Avenue in Bend. They are a premier example, by choice, of supporting local #agriculture via their #LocallySourced #SustainableCuisine, complete with impressive on-site garden. If you haven't enjoyed lunch or breakfast there yet, it won't disappoint. http://bit.ly/2nQSn2oRead more

Did you know - in recent years, another great local district of the DBBC - North Unit Irrigation District, has lined 12 miles of its main canal and piped 43 miles of laterals to reduce seepage losses? Read more about their successful water conservation efforts: http://bit.ly/2nQIbqLRead more

The recent emergency #fishing rules meant to protect Wickiup’s #Kokanee are now rescinded. Just days after implementing two emergency rules to protect the naturally reproducing population of kokanee in Wickiup Reservoir, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife earlier this week rescinded those rules. The rules would have removed the Kokanee “bonus bag” of 25 fish on Wickiup Reservoir, and would have closed the Deschutes River arm of the reservoir a month earlier than usual in late summer. Find out more from the Bend Bulletin here: http://bit.ly/2osUL0QRead more

Heather Blaine received a letter one day that would be bad news for any farmer - her irrigation district in #WesternOregon was warning of a potential reduction in water supply of 25% due to impending drought conditions. See her surprising decision and the unexpected results. Watch the video: http://bit.ly/2nQTiAbRead more

What better way to celebrate this #EarthDay than showcasing the amazing benefits of the Three Sisters Irrigation District's modernization project! With the help of the #FarmersConservationAlliance, the #UpperDeschutesWatershedCouncil, #DeschutesSoilAndWaterConservationDistrict, #EnergyTrustOfOregon + more, Mark Thalacker talks of the project's fantastic results: 25% more water on #farms, and for the first time since 1885, steelhead and salmon swim through Sisters for the first time. Worth celebrating! http://bit.ly/2npcAcsRead more

#OregonAgFest is the end of this month, April 29 & 30th! An educational and fun filled two days for adults and kids alike. Find out what kind of festivities you can expect. http://bit.ly/2np86CXRead more

Get to know the individual efforts of @DBBC's eight irrigation districts - Arnold Irrigation District was established in 1905, has served 643 households and has covered 4,384 acres. It continues to join us in our mission to conserve water and reduce irrigation. http://bit.ly/26uvvEIRead more

What better way to celebrate #Easter than at the @DDRanch in Terrebonne! A fine supporter of community and local #agriculture, the ranch is a proud purveyor of 100% grass-fed and finished beef, heritage pork, natural lamb, raw honey, and farm-fresh eggs in Central Oregon for more than 15 years. And 100% committed to planting crops and raising herds sustainably and respectfully. Click and check out their fun farm Easter day event! http://bit.ly/2nQIu51Read more

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