Be Safe…Play Safe!

  • Saving Snow Documentary Screening
    March 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm In Bend,  Hosted by The Environmental Center and 10 Barrel Brewing.  Learn more about the film here. Across the country, people who depend on winter for their livelihood are feeling the heat. On the sidelines of skiing and snowboarding, an epic struggle to reverse rising temperatures is unfolding. Ski towns and the snow sports industry are paving the way towards a clean energy future. This 53-minute documentary by filmmaker Diogo Freire finds specific examples of communities that are being affected—and also show how they’re responding. “Saving Snow” focuses on people coming to terms with these changes. But it also presents solutions. The film highlights individuals and organizations who are working to reduce their communities’ impacts on the environment and raise awareness of the need for action.   The post Saving Snow Documentary Screening appeared first on Backyardbend.... Read more »
  • Thanks For The Info COTA
    USFS Trail Closures Shift to Storm King & Grand Slam Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA) Post from 2/18/18  Website and More Info Here! The USFS’s West Bend thinning project efforts have shifted to sections along The Cascade Lakes Highway by green gate, closing a small section of Storm King on the south side of the highway, as well as continued weekday closure of a section of Grand Slam.  Trail access restrictions on Catch & Release have been lifted. There are many organizations contributing to the awesomeness of Central Oregon and the Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA) is one of them. This is a local 100% volunteer organization dedicated to preserving, maintaining and improving trails in our backyard. COTA’s website is a great resource for trail information, resources, and connections.  Thanks COTA!!! The post Thanks For The Info COTA appeared first on Backyardbend.... Read more »