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From educational events, to social gatherings, fundraisers, photo exhibitions and restoration work trips, ONDA hosts a variety of community-building events.

Browse through the list of upcoming events below. If you are specifically interested in our restoration work trips, you'll find detailed information HERE. We update our annual calendar of work trips each February. And, we add events frequently. Stay in the loop when you sign up for our Email Updates and you won't miss out on any of the fun.

Portland High Desert Speaker Series | Ben Canales: Starry Nights, Should We Care? Jan 23, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM First Congregational UCC, 1126 SW Park Ave,
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.
Discover the Oregon Desert Trail in Portland Jan 25, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM Mazamas, 527 SE 43rd Ave, 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.
2017 Clarno Nursery Winter Willow Harvest #1 Jan 28, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM John Day,
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
2017 Clarno Nursery Winter Willow Harvest #2 from Feb 01, 2017 08:00 AM to Feb 02, 2017 05:00 PM John Day,
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.
Bend High Desert Speaker Series | Stuart Garrett: Secret Lives of Sage Grouse Feb 07, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave, Bend,
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
2017 Clarno Nursery Winter Willow Harvest Day trip #2 Feb 18, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM John Day,
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.
2017 Alder Springs Clean-up and Trail Maintenance from May 19, 2017 04:00 PM to May 21, 2017 04:00 PM Whychus-Deschutes,
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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Oregon Natural Desert Association
50 SW Bond Street, Suite 4,
Bend, OR 97702
Tel: (541) 330-2638
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