February 20 – An Evening with Pete McBride

Native Coloradan Pete McBride has spent two decades studying the world with a camera. A self-taught photographer, filmmaker, writer, and public speaker, he has traveled on assignment to over 75 countries for the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian, Outside, Esquire, Microsoft, The Nature Conservancy, and many more. His specialty is photographing water, and The Freshwater Trust and Patagonia Portland will host him from 7 to 9 at the Patagonia store in downtown Portland. Join us for tales of adventure, beautiful water photos from across the globe, beer, wine and pizza.


March 8 – Faces of Freshwater

“Faces of Freshwater” is an opportunity to recognize the wide array of individuals collaborating with us on the ground and behind the scenes to make an impact for the world of water. Farmers, ranchers, business owners, scientists and philanthropists play a role in our ability to take action for the Rogue, Sandy and Snake rivers and build new tools and systems that revolutionize the way all conservation and restoration operates. On March 8, we’ll introduce you to the people who have had a hand in helping us craft a collaborative approach to fixing rivers. From 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Castaway Portland, guests will enjoy a short program, a wide selection of appetizers, local beer and wine, and a raffle with multiple opportunities to win phenomenal packages.

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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.


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.

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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.

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Have questions about any of our events?
McCailin Wunder, Freshwater Fund Associate Director

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