Celebrate! – Over 100 years of Metolius River Protection



Over 100 years of Metolius River Protection – July 27th

Join us near the Camp Sherman Store to celebrate over a century of efforts to protect the Metolius River Basin.  Friends of the Metolius is hosting two interpretive hikes and a family friendly information booth on July 27th.  The information booth will be at the overlook across from the Camp Sherman Store between 10:00 and 2:00.  And there will be two interpretive hikes offered:

10:00 AM to Noon.  Camp Sherman Bridge to Allingham Bridge & back.  Observe the unique riparian habitat of the Metolius ecosystem that includes charismatic species such as osprey, river otters and merganser ducks. Learn about recent changes to enhance habitat for fish and native plants.  The hike leader, Susan Prince’s cabin on the river has been in her family since the 1930’s.  Meet Susan near the Camp Sherman Bridge fish-viewing platform.  Leader: Susan Prince.  For information call 415-233-3243.

Noon to 2:00. Protecting the Metolius.  What are the hidden undercurrents and threats to the beloved Metolius River?  What are the attributes of the Metolius that make it important to protect?  Why is it one of the few rivers protected by Congress as “Wild and Scenic”? Explore these questions & more with retired USFS ecologist Maret Pajutee and former Wild and Scenic River Planner Rod Bonacker.  Meet across from Camp Sherman Store.  For info call (541) 549-3082.

Also, Friends of the Metolius is joining with Central Oregon Landwatch to host an evening dinner at the Community Hall on July 27.  For information contact: [email protected]