Enhancing the river through conservation.

There’s still plenty of time to spend on the Deschutes this fall before the winter months roll in.

While you’re on the water, be an active and engaged advocate for the river. The Enjoy Protect Respect campaign was created to increase community engagement to enhance the overall health and usability of the Deschutes. Active engagement in river stewardship and respectful floating behavior – to other floaters and the river itself – are at the core of long-term river conservation and protection.

With an estimated 250,00 boaters, paddlers, floaters and swimmers using the Deschutes EVERY YEAR, it’s imperative we all do our part to protect the river we all love so much.

The Enjoy Protect Respect movement calls on everyone to do their part. Let’s work together to promote a safe, responsible, and fun river experience that our community can enjoy for many years to come. It is our river, let’s keep it natural. Together as a community we can enjoy, protect, and respect the Deschutes River.

How Can You Help?

  • Enjoy the river safely by wearing a life jacket and securing all of your gear properly
  • Protect the river by picking up your trash and belongings
  • Respect the river by only entering and exiting in specified approved access points

For more information, go to www.enjoyprotectrespectdeschutes.org.