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Celebrating 50 Years of Wild & Scenic Rivers

April 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Our final High Desert Speaker Series event features river guide and rafting company owner Zach Collier. Zach started dreaming about paddling all 58 of Oregon’s Wild and Scenic Rivers when he moved to Oregon in 2007. With the Wild and Scenic Act marking its 50th anniversary in 2018, his quest took on an approaching deadline. Hear about the highs, the lows, and the flows from his adventures on Oregon’s high desert rivers.  

About the speaker

Zach Collier has lifelong experience connecting people with the great outdoors. His first job was leading backpacking, mountain biking and kayaking trips at a Boy Scout camp. While studying mechanical engineering at Stanford, he spent his summers river guiding, and, eventually, he pursued a full-time career in the outdoor adventure travel industry. As the co-founder of Northwest Rafting Company, he has used his voice to lobby Congress to protect rivers and wilderness.

Event notes

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the talk begins at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. REGISTER HERE.

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April 10, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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10 Barrel Brewing Company Eastside Banquet Room
62950 Northeast 18th Street
Bend, OR 97701 United States
(541) 241-7733


Lisa Foster