Deschutes Restoration Outreach Program

To meet our priorities like stewardship of the Metolius River and build a stewardship network with our partners, TU established our core educational program --the Deschutes Restoration Outreach Program (DROP) -- to inspire adults and build the necessary capacity for regional conservation goals and projects.  DROP is an adult service learning framework to recruit, educate and train members of the community to engage in restoration work. Working with a mix of college students, local members, and interested adults, DROP connects restoration projects in need with skilled and passionate stewards.  The DROP framework dovetails perfectly with our on-the-ground restoration and outreach projects — both of which encourage more voices and actions for our streams and rivers.  We are building the current and future generation of stewards for our land, rivers and wildlife, and specific targeted actions in support of the Deschutes basin.