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Restoration Work Trips, Parties and Gatherings

People are at the heart of what we do. That's why we host a variety of events that build our community. From educational events, to social gatherings, fundraisers, calendar exhibitions and restoration work trips, there's something for everyone.

Browse through the complete listing of current events here. Or, if you are specifically interested in our volunteer work trips, be sure to check out the annual calendar and details HERE. We add events frequently so sign up for our Sagenet email updates to make sure you don't miss out on any of the fun.

Portland High Desert Speaker Series | Ben Canales: Starry Nights, Should We Care?

As the glow of our city and mobile electronic lights grow, is there still any reward to a night under the stars? Join photographer and filmmaker Ben Canales as we explore what inspires us to get outside under the night sky, and why Oregon's high desert is one of the most impressive places to experience it.

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Discover the Oregon Desert Trail in Portland

Do you need inspiration for that next backpacking trip? Join the Oregon Natural Desert Association at Mazamas for an introduction to one of the newest long distance trails in the country: the Oregon Desert Trail. This 750 mile route traverses some stunning natural features in the high desert like the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Steens Mountain, and the Owyhee Canyonlands.

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2017 Clarno Nursery Winter Willow Harvest #1

Difficulty Rating: 1 out of 5 Join ONDA for the first work trip of 2017 in the beautiful John Day River country! This trip will be held at the Clarno Nursery where ONDA staff and volunteers will harvest and prep a variety of native plants that will be used in future ONDA restoration trips along the South Fork Crooked River. A great single day outing that is critical to the success of many other restoration trips! Click HERE for pictures from last year's willow harvest trip. Click HERE for more information and to register. - See more at: http://onda.org/get-involved/volunteer-1/2016-vounteer-trip-calendar-folder/2016-volunteer-work-trip-calender#sthash.59DcGsWC.dpuf

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2017 Clarno Nursery Winter Willow Harvest #2

Difficulty Rating: 1 out of 5 Join ONDA for a one night winter work trip along the banks of the John Day River! This trip will be held at the Clarno Nursery where ONDA staff and volunteers will partner with the Prineville BLM to harvest and prep a variety of native plants that will be used on a spring planting project on a major tributary of the John Day River. A great way to dust off the camping gear and enjoy an outing that is critical to the success of many other restoration trips! Click HERE for pictures from last year's willow harvest trip. Click HERE for more information and to register.

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Bend High Desert Speaker Series | Stuart Garrett: Secret Lives of Sage Grouse

The Greater sage-grouse is an imperiled bird that lives on public lands right in our backyard. Learn more about the sage-grouse in our High Desert Speaker Series event with Dr. Stuart Garrett

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2017 Clarno Nursery Winter Willow Harvest Day trip #2

Difficulty Rating: 1 out of 5 Join ONDA for the final willow roundup in the beautiful John Day River country! This trip will be held at the Clarno Nursery where ONDA staff and volunteers will harvest and prep a variety of native plants that will be used in future ONDA restoration trips along the South Fork Crooked River. A great single day outing that is critical to the success of many other restoration trips! Click HERE for pictures from last year's willow harvest trip. Click HERE for more information and to register.

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2017 Alder Springs Clean-up and Trail Maintenance

Difficulty Rating: 3 of 5 May 19 (Friday PM) to 21 (Sunday PM) Located on Whychus Creek, Alder Springs is a true oasis in the high desert and a popular hiking destination. Join ONDA’s Central Oregon Coordinator, Gena Goodman-Campbell, some “spring cleaning” of the Alder Springs trail, as well as opportunities for hiking and exploration. Click HERE for photos from previous work trips to Alder Springs. Click HERE for more information and to register.

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