Volunteer Opportunity! Bakeoven Creek Habitat Revival


This summer, Native Fish Society joined forces with Deschutes River Alliance to begin work on the Bakeoven Watershed Rehabilitation Project - a collaborative effort to clear hundreds of pounds of Himalayan Blackberries, Star Thistle, and other non-native plants that disrupt the water flow into the Deschutes.

To increase water flow in this important tributary, which serves as a refuge for wild steelhead traveling upstream to spawn, we only considered eco-friendly options. Over 600 goats got us started by chowing down on non-native plants, and now it's up to us humans to finish the job!

Join us on Saturday and/or Sunday, November 6th and/or 7th from 9:00am to 4:00pm for a special volunteer weekend to remove invasive blackberry canes and root wads along Bakeoven Creek in Maupin, Oregon. No special training is necessary and all are welcome. We will provide materials, but if you have extra shovels, loppers, or tarps, you are encouraged to bring them. *Boots, leather gloves, and heavy work pants are recommended.

As a small thank you to our volunteers, we’ll provide coffee and donuts, a boxed lunch, and for those who want to join, we will gather for a post-cleanup happy hour at the Rainbow Tavern on Saturday!

We hope you’ll join us! Sign up online here to support this special project contributing to the health of the river.

If you have any questions about participating, please reach out to Tracy Buckner.