Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing

The Deschutes County Commission holds the first of three public hearings on the draft Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan, which will guide development in unincorporated Deschutes County for the next 20 years.

Event Date: 
Tue, 03/29/2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Holiday Event Celebrates Community, Good Work and Good Food

Ben Gorgon
Tue, 12/07/2010 - 10:00am

Over the course of three hours, a continual feast was served. Each course was paired with a presentation by 1000 Friends staff, accompanied by local wines from Maraga’s, the first and only vineyard to produce wine made by grapes grown in Central Oregon.

The first course, locally grown butternut squash soup, was served with a presentation by Staff Attorney Mary Kyle McCurdy. Mary Kyle shared an overview of our history, from passage of Senate Bill 100 to the policy work that 1000 Friends does around the state today.

Bend MPO-(GHG) reduction targets for Oregon's six metropolitan areas

Staff from the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) will provide a briefing on the effort underway at the state level to set greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets for Oregon's six metropolitan areas. State law directs the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) to set targets through an administrative rule-making process. Once established, the targets will be intended to help guide metropolitan areas to conduct land use and transportation scenario planning to explore ways to significantly reduce GHG emissions.


Event Date: 
Thu, 02/17/2011 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Bend MPO Policy Board meeting

The next meeting of the Bend MPO Policy Board is scheduled for January 20 at 4 pm in the DeArmond Room at the Deschutes Services Center (1300 NW Wall Street, Bend). The supporting agenda materials are posted on the Bend MPO website:

This meeting will include reviews of: the Deschutes County Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Plan and the Surface Transportation Program.

Event Date: 
Thu, 01/20/2011 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Marine reserves letter-writing party in Bend

We'd like to invite you to a party tonight, Tuesday, Dec 14, to support the creation of a system of marine reserves and marine protected areas in our Oregon’s state waters. No money is necessary – this is a letter-writing party.

After almost a decade of hard work, careful study and community support, Oregon's ocean protection efforts are about to determine final recommendations. Now, we have an once-in-a-lifetime chance to create a ...system of marine reserves and protected areas that will provide better safeguards to the beauty and bounty of our ocean for generations to come.

Event Date: 
Tue, 12/14/2010 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Bend MPO Policy Board meeting

The next meeting of the Bend MPO Policy Board is scheduled for December 16 at 4 pm in the DeArmond Room at the Deschutes Services Center (1300 NW Wall Street, Bend). For more information, visit

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/16/2010 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Results from the Bend City Council Candidates forum on growth and transportation

Bend city council candidates1000 Friends of Oregon recently partnered with The Environmental Center, COTV11 and KPOV to host a forum on the future of growth and transportation in Bend. Four of the six candidates running for City Council participated and below are notes taken from their responses.

Cutting Carbs workshop

2010 Cutting Carbs Workshop in Bend, Oregon

Organized by: Oregon Environmental Council

Hosted by: Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization

When: November 12, 2010 ~ 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Location: Bend Parks & Recreation District Office
799 SW Columbia Street
Bend, OR 97702

What will you learn?
We will explore the leading edge of incorporating greenhouse gas considerations into transportation planning and land use planning. The workshop will cover:

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/12/2010 - 8:00am - 3:30pm

COTV11 rebroadcastings of the Bend City Council candidates forum on growth and transportation

If you missed the forum, you have numerous oportunities to learn how Bend City Council candidates view the future of growth and transportation through COTV11's rebroadcastings:

7:00 pm Monday, Oct 18

1:30 pm Tuesday, Oct 19

1:30 pm Thurs, Oct 21 & 28

Also available on COTV On Demand after Oct 18th to conveniently view anytime!

For details, click here.

Event Date: 
Mon, 10/18/2010 (All day) - Thu, 10/28/2010 (All day)

Sustainable Transportation Networks lecture


Sustainable Transportation Networks

Cascadia Green Building Council presents an evening meeting featuring Paul Horton, principal of Paul Horton Consulting Group, LLC and founding executive committee member of the North American Sustainable Transportation Council.  Paul Horton will present on the challenge of creating truly sustainable transportation systems and explore the critical differences between emerging sustainable transportation rating systems including the new Sustainable Transportation and Access Rating System (STARS).

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/04/2010 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
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