Conference: Are Wildlife Populations at a Tipping Point? Current Threats and How you Can Help
1:30 PM13:30

Conference: Are Wildlife Populations at a Tipping Point? Current Threats and How you Can Help

There are many threats to our wildlife populations including transportation, urban growth/sprawl, recreation, and climate change. This forum will discuss why healthy habitats are important for wildlife survival, human impacts on wildlife, how land use decisions impact ecosystems, and what we, as individuals and a community can do to create a healthy environment for all living things.

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7:00 PM19:00

Looking Inward to Prevent Sprawl at Pints and Politics

Join OLCV and special guest, Moey Newbold, advocacy programs manager at Central Oregon Landwatch, to get the scoop on the Bend Central District (BCD) Initiative.

The Bend Central District has long been identified in the City of Bend’s plans to transition from mostly industrial uses to a more urban neighborhood, and it is uniquely positioned to distribute the load of future growth. Learn how you can get involved in the BCD Initiative to build momentum and support for the district’s transformation into a vibrant and healthy mixed-use community with safe connections between east and west Bend.

When: Thursday, September 21 from 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Where: Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Ln, Bend


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12:00 PM12:00

Bend Open Streets

Opening Our Streets, Connecting Our Community


Bend Open Streets is THE signature walking and bicycling event for the Bend community. This Commute Options event promotes healthy, active living by opening the city’s largest public space–its streets–for people to walk, bike, roll, while discovering the joys of active transportation in a safe, car-free environment.

Sunday, September 17th, 2017
Noon - 4pm
Route is on NE Olney Ave, NE 6th St, NE Hawthorne, and NE 1st St
Our Booth is at the Hawthorne Transit Station

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Improving Connections between east and west Bend

Barriers like Third Street, the railroad, and the Parkway can be hazardous for families, bicyclists, and pedestrians. LandWatch's BCD Initiative aims to improve our east-west connections by opening the flow between neighborhoods with safe pedestrian and bicycle friendly streets.

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This year at Bend Open Streets, we will host a sweet community parkletand talk to people about what they think could improve one of these connections - the Franklin underpass. We need help with setting up, hosting, and breaking down. Please consider volunteering for one or two hours! Email Becca at if you'd like to volunteer.

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11:30 AM11:30

BEND'S CENTRAL DISTRICT - What Will the Future Urban Density Look Like

This City Club forum will highlight how Bend is growing and potential future growth impacts, focusing on urban density and livability in the Bend Central District, the key area expected to take on a more urban feel over time.  How can we shape urbanization and new development to improve and enhance the "Bend Feel," maintaining our city's overall livability and character? 

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