April 18 – Designing a Healthy River System. A Design Week Open House
As part of Portland’s 2018 Design Week, The Freshwater Trust will host an open house to discuss how we design healthy river systems throughout Oregon. Our river architects will talk briefly about how we know exactly where to place a bend in a river, to plant native trees or to build a large wood structure to support native fish populations. Beer, wine and refreshments provided.
Design is all around us, including in the natural world. Our work to protect and restore rivers in California, Idaho, and Oregon involves redesigning rivers to function more naturally. We invite you into our headquarters to learn more about river restoration design principles. You’ll leave knowing more about the West’s freshwater resources, and maybe even win one of our raffle prizes.
April 29 – Fight for Fish
Bandon Dunes is not your average golf resort. And Fight for Fish is not your average charity golf tournament. Played on critically acclaimed courses designed in the true spirit of Scotland’s ancient links, Fight for Fish provides an intimate setting with good golf and good people – all to support freshwater conservation. Fight for Fish is hosted each year by Bandon Dunes owner Mike Keiser and Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle.
May 24 – Low & Clear Film Showing
We welcome friends and supporters into our office to check out the fly-fishing film Low & Clear. We’ll be offering local beer, wine and refreshments, including freshly popped popcorn and a variety of popcorn toppings. This movie event is free and open to the public, but we would love an RSVP so we can be sure to supply you with food and drink adequately.
ABOUT THE FILM: The film follows two formerly close friends who re-unite for one last fly fishing trip to British Columbia. Over the course of their time together they come to understand how their individual approaches to fishing and life now threaten their friendship.
Upstream Society Events
The Upstream Society honors donors who contribute $1,000 or more to The Freshwater Trust within one calendar year. Members belong to a distinctive community of generous and conservation-minded friends who share an understanding for the need to protect and restore freshwater. Throughout the year, The Freshwater Trust hosts a number of exclusive events and opportunities for this group.