Musings: This is Bend by Norman Remer

Photo by Ian Poellet
Photo by Ian Poellet

This is Bend.

Many people have understood the importance of historic preservation.

As a city, Bend has done well. There are many historic places, buildings and even a neighborhood.

This is Bend.

Many people have understood the importance of river protection.

As a city, Bend has done well. There are ordinances to protect and enhance the natural aspects of the Deschutes.

This is Bend.

Keep the Dam and Iconic Mirror Pond. At the same time selective dredge and add wetlands and riparian habitat. River flow is increased to keep the silt moving downstream. Water quality is improved. Wild life and river vegetation becomes more diverse. River recreation continues.

This is Bend. We can have it all.

Thank You for reading.

Disclaimer:

I have been incredibly lucky to own and live in a historic Bend home on a stretch of the Deschutes River called Mirror Pond for over a quarter of a century.

Norman Remer

1 NW Rocklyn Rd
Bend, OR 97701

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