Urgent Actions

SBGS initiates urgent action letter-writing and public comment campaigns on important issues impacting green space in Bend


August 9, 2023

Help Save Critical Trail On COID Property – Deadline for comment August 28 The future of one of the major trails on the Central Oregon Irrigation District (COID) property in the Deschutes South Canyon is being decided now. Known by many as the Canopy Trail, it includes the trailhead on Brookswood Boulevard and the tree-lined footpath that connects to the Deschutes River Trail.  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is seeking public comments on the application by the COID that…

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Help save the Canopy Trail!

June 15, 2023

Dear Friend of Deschutes South Canyon: We need your help to urge Bend Park & Recreation District (BPRD) and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) to preserve the Canopy Trail in the Deschutes South Canyon (aka COID property).

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Newsletters & E-blasts

Spring 2023 Newsletter

June 15, 2023

Welcome to the inaugural Save Bend Green Space (SBGS) newsletter. We are starting this newsletter to keep you updated about our efforts to preserve the trails, trees and habitat in the Deschutes South Canyon (aka the COID property). In this issue find information on the Property Line Adjustments and the FERC filing made by SBGS. Enjoy!


DRAFT Restrictive Covenant

November 17, 2022

Background: The Central Oregon Irrigation District (COID ) submitted a series of five Type II Property Line Adjustment (PLA) applications to the City in an effort to reconfigure its property in the Deschutes South Canyon to be able to sell a large portion to a developer. The public comment period was open until October 27, 2022. As you may be aware, the City approved the applications the day after the comment period closed. This takes the process one step closer to…


Neighborhood Update on Deschutes South Canyon – September 2022

October 8, 2022

COID Property and Potential Sale of Land Background: The Central Oregon Irrigation District (COID) owns a large piece of property located between Brookswood Blvd and the Deschutes River. Many people use the existing trails and land for walking, biking and a multitude of outdoor activities. The land consists of several tax lots including one that has the trail referred to as the “Canopy Trail” (tax lot 181208B000490). COID currently has a contract with a local developer to sell a portion…