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Jack Johnson partners with Deschutes watershed group

By KTVZ.COM news sources
Published On: Jan 29 2014 11:30:14 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 31 2014 12:54:38 PM CST
BEND, Ore. -

As part of his 2014 From Here To Now To You world tour, Jack Johnson selected the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council to be the local non-profit partner for his concert at the Bend Les Schwab Amphitheater on August 24th.

With his tour and the All at Once social action network, Jack Johnson is partnering with hand-chosen community groups around the world to raise awareness for environmental conservation in the regions where concerts will be held.

In order to maximize local funding and support for watershed education, the Johnson Ohana foundation will also be matching up to $2500 of the funds raised at the Watershed Council’s annual education fundraiser, Upstream, which will take place on May 16th at The Barn in Sisters.

Upstream is a gathering of enthusiastic community support and a celebration of the year’s accomplishments in watershed education, and the Watershed Council is proud to have the support of Jack Johnson.

To raise widespread awareness about the health of the Deschutes River, the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council will be coordinating its annual Stream Stewardship Day on August 24th.

River users, boaters, and floaters of all ages are encouraged to come out before the concert to protect and restore the river we all love.

Volunteers can join Jack Johnson’s All at Once campaign by actively cleaning up the Deschutes before the show, and visiting the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council booth during the concert to learn more.

“We are thrilled to have been selected to play an important role in Jack Johnson’s environmental conservation campaign. In collaboration with All at Once, we plan to work with local partners and volunteers to maximize watershed education and restoration throughout the course of the next year,” says Kolleen Yake, education director at the Watershed Council.

All At Once is a social action network created to connect people with non-profits and promote change through our actions, our voice and our choices. The mission of the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council is to protect and restore the two-million acre Upper Deschutes subbasin through collaborative projects in habitat restoration, watershed education and long-term monitoring.

For more information, visit http://www.restorethedeschutes.org/ or contact Kolleen Yake, kyake@restorethedeschutes.org

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