Scenic USA - Oregon
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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First Street Rapids
|Photo by Alastair Allan
Alastair's Photo Gallery
One of the popular river parks in the city of Bend attracts walkers, bicyclists, and plenty of kayakers. This striking river scene takes in the park's namesake, First Street Rapids. The park became an informal squirt boat launch site. Without a designated boat launch access, a long section of riverbank became eroded and unstable. A community project, lead by the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council and assisted by the Clearwater Native Nursery, set out to save the riverbank. Embankment terraces, native plants and bluebunch wheatgrass were used in stabilization.
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