Local Highlight: Deschutes River Conservancy

The Deschutes River Conservancy is out to change the story. Watch the video below. 

The Deschutes River Conservancy is non-profit corporation founded by the Environmental Defense Fund, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation and local irrigation districts. In the past sixteen years, they have built a strong foundation for collaborative work in the Deschutes Basin.

Their mission is to restore streamflow and improve water quality in the Deschutes Basin. Their objectives are to meet or exceed state water quality standards and to restore the natural hydrograph to the extent environmentally, socially and economically feasible in the Deschutes River and its tributaries. 

The Deschutes River Conservancy is a nationally recognized leader in river restoration and have set the bar for achieving results through collaboration.

Cave Cleanup 2017

Lunch from Jimmy John's

Every year, the first Saturday in May, Wanderlust Tours and other local businesses team up to clean up the central Oregon caves. We love to call this place home so we do our best to take care of it. Equipped with trash bags, helmets, and headlamps, volunteers went into various caves off China Hat Road to collect trash and debris that had been left behind. If you'd like to join our efforts next year, you can RSVP and join us! In the mean time, enjoy some pictures from this year's event. As always, a HUGE thank you goes out to Jimmy John's for supplying a delicious lunch! 

Cleanup at Skeleton Cave
Cave Cleanup with Wanderlust Tours
Cave Cleanup with Wanderlust Tours

What are they saying?

When a mom talks about her wonderful, perfect child, you only half believe her, right? Because what mom wouldn't say that their kid is the greatest and the best?! It's the natural thing to do. I recently thought that you might be feeling the same way about our tours... like, "we know you think they're great, but of course you do. You have to!" So instead of me giving you another reason why our tours are all that (and they totally are!), I'll shut my mouth and let someone else do the talking. 

For your enjoyment: three articles of different Wanderlust trips from the last 12 months. Read and enjoy!

First up, TravelAge West.

"We paddled back to shore as our adventure neared its end and, as if right on cue, a bald eagle soared above us."

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Travel Age West

The Seattle Times says,

"That’s when Bend Ale Trail Month kicks off with prizes, giveaways, and even a trophy for anyone who completes the Bend Ale Trail in the 30-day span."

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Bend Ale Trail

East Bay Times takes a Cave Tour

"...we turn on our headlamps and begin hiking, scrambling, squeezing and crawling through a tunnel formed by a river of rapidly cooling lava 150,000 years ago."

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Cave Tour Bend Oregon

But don't take their word for it; we strongly encourage you try it for yourself and form your own opinion! See you on the trails!