Recap and Photos from the DRA's Second Annual Gathering and Auction

A big THANK YOU to all who came out to join us for the DRA's Second Annual Gathering and Auction. We filled the room to capacity once again this year, and with even more new and old friends in attendance. It was truly an honor to see so many supporters all in one room, with unified passion for the Deschutes River. It was an especially beautiful February day, with lovely warm weather and sunshine. Unfortunately the rest of Portland thought so, too, as they all headed out to Washington Park that day to enjoy the Zoo and Discovery Museum. Thank you for braving the overflow parking. We recognize the frustration that was caused and will be sure to avoid a similar situation in the future.

Nevertheless, a great time was had by all. We drank outstanding beer provided once again from Freebridge Brewing and incredible wine by Lange Estate Winery. Attendees bid on an extensive list of live auction items as well as an awesome assortment of silent auction items. And we premiered our latest documentary film A River Worth Fighting For. The full-length film is now available online, check it out below:

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Again, we cannot thank you all enough for coming out and showing your support. 2018 is proving to be a critical year for the DRA, and your contributions are crucial to the success of our ongoing science and legal endeavors.  The funds we raised at the auction will go directly to support our efforts to restore cooler, cleaner water to the lower Deschutes.

Check out a few photos from the event:











Finally, a very special thanks to our sponsors and all of the people who donated auction items, time, and expertise to the event:

All Star Rafting | Gary Anderson & Anderson Custom Fly Rods | Mark Bachmann & Patti Barnes | Baldwin Saloon | Patrick Becker, Jr. | Becker Capital Management | Diane Bell | Dick & Kathy Bushnell | CF Burkheimer Fly Rods | Chehalem Vineyards | Costa Del Mar | Deschutes Angler Fly Shop | Jeff Dresser | Tom Dufala & Bentwood Tree Farm | Eastside Distilling | El Burro Loco Restaurant | Erath Vineyards | Fly Fishing Collaborative | Forrest Foxworthy | Paul Franklin | Mark Fuller & Grand Teton Fly Fishing| Alex Gonsiewski | Gorge Fly Shop | Rick Hafele & Carol Horvath | Steve Hawley | John & Amy Hazel | Imperial River Company | Sandy Japely | Chuck Katz | Mike Kuhnert | La Ceiba Condominiums | Joel LaFollette & Royal Treatment Fly Fishing | La Gula Restaurant | Lange Estate Winery & Vineyard | Steve & Laurie Light & Freebridge Brewing | Elke & Alysia Littleaf | Dale Madden | Mango Creek Lodge | Larry Marxer | Maryhill Winery | Greg McMillan | Bill Meier | Missouri River Trout Shop | Warner Munro | Nautilius Reels | Andy Nichols & Nichols Glass Art | Chris O'Donnell & Bend Fly Shop | Pendleton | Petite Provence | Pittock Mansion | Cici Polson | Reflective Jewelry | Dillon Renton | Steve Rose | Nick Rowell & Anadromous Fly Fishing | John & Kathy Schwartz | Marty Sheppard & Little Creek Outfitters | Brian Silvey | John Smeraglio & Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop | Greg Summers | Sunshine Mill Plaza & Winery | Jerry Swanson & Fished Expeditions | Tattam Family | The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches | The Riverside Restaurant | Timberline Meats | Rick Trout | Captain Temo Verboonen | Wild River Press | Willamette Valley Vineyards | Angus Wilson | Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures