Photos by Joan Amero

Metolius lover and soon-to-be Central Oregon resident Joan Amero moved from the coast of Massachusetts to Oregon in 1976. She quickly found the Metolius River and fell in love with the area. Even though Joan has lived & worked in the Willamette Valley for many years, she has always spent a lot of time exploring the Metolius. And now that she has retired, Joan volunteers her photographic talents as a photographer for the Deschutes Land Trust and Friends & Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon.

Joan often posts her images of the Metolius on her Metolius album in her Flickr account, which you can find at

If you’d like to check out some of Joan’s other images you can find them at

Thanks Joan!