|WANDERLUST TOURS AND SUPPORTERS PLANT TREES WITH DESCHUTES LAND TRUST|
Sep 09, 2010
BEND, Ore. – The staffs, supporters and volunteers of Wanderlust Tours and Deschutes Land Trust are partnering to plant trees at Camp Polk Meadow near Whychus Creek on Saturday, September 18, 2010 from 9 am to 1 pm. The planting is on land owned by Deschutes Land Trust and is part of Wanderlust Tours’ ongoing carbon replacement donation program where Wanderlust Tours clients donate an optional one dollar per trip to the program and Wanderlust matches the donation to purchase the trees. The following morning, Sunday, September 19, Wanderlust Tours will offer a naturalist guided tour of Alder Springs, the downstream habitat of Whychus Creek below Camp Polk Meadow. The public is invited to join in the planting effort. There will be a 9:00 am pickup in Sisters at Five Pine Lodge and the planting will begin at 9:30 with an introduction to the meadow from the Deschutes Land Trust. Everyone involved in the planting is invited to an informal, no host lunch with the Wanderlust Tours Staff at 12:45 pm at Three Creeks Brewery. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, shovel, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, camera, water bottle, and snacks or a sack lunch if not joining the group for lunch. Wanderlust Tours is offering a special tour to Alder Springs, the downstream habitat of Whychus Creek below Camp Polk Meadow, the morning after the tree planting, with pickups in Bend at 8:00 a.m. and Sisters at 8:30 a.m. Witness the spring pouring life into this diverse habitat. The group will ford Whychus Creek to follow it to its confluence with the Deschutes River. Guests are asked to bring a lunch to enjoy on the banks of the river. This is a special one-time tour discounted to $30 per person. This tour is open to all, tree-planting the day before is not required. Call Wanderlust Tours to reserve space on this tour by August 18, 2010, at 541-389-8359, or 800-962-2862 from outside Central Oregon. Wanderlust Tours offers year-round, daily tours guided by naturalist guides, including canoeing, kayaking, caving, and snowshoeing. For additional information about Wanderlust Tours, go to Wanderlust’s web site at www.wanderlusttours.com, or call (541) 389-8359.