Thanks to the generous support of Corix Utilities and our partnership with Bonneville Environmental Foundation, 10 million gallons of water will be restored to the critically dewatered Middle Deschutes River in Central Oregon.

That's enough to balance the 2012 annual water usage of the entire Rose Garden Arena!






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The use of water is an essential part of providing our fans with an enjoyable home game experience. As the world pays closer attention to our growing freshwater crisis, the Portland Trail Blazers believes its important to be responsible stewards of our freshwater resources. And for the 2012 season weve taken a big step forward by becoming the first professional sports team in the nation to restore our home game water footprint, gallon for gallon. In fact, thanks to the generous support of Corix Utilities, weve gone a step further to restore the 2012 annual water usage of the entire Rose Garden Arena!

CONSERVE WHAT YOU CAN. As a LEED Gold certified facility, the Rose Garden Arena already minimizes the energy, water and natural resources necessary to support the nearly 2 million visitors that visit the facility each season. The Portland Trail Blazers were the first major sports team to earn LEED Gold status for an existing professional sports facility.

RESTORE WHAT YOU CANT. Some water usage at the Rose Garden Arena is of course necessary. Thanks to an innovative product offered by the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), now businesses like ours can restore the water we use to critically dewatered rivers and streams. Water Restoration CertificatesTM (WRCs) purchased from BEF have restored ten million gallons of water in stream this year to the critically dewatered Middle Deschutes River in Oregon. All BEF water restoration projects are certified by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to ensure that water is returned at a time and place that will have an optimum environmental benefit.

OUR COMMITMENT STAYS RIGHT HERE IN OREGON. The Middle Deschutes River is defined as the 35-mile section of the Deschutes River between the city of Bend and Lake Billy Chinook, Oregon. Thanks to partnerships with businesses like the Portland Trail Blazers, the Deschutes River Conservancy, and local irrigation districts, over 115 cubic feet per second flowed in the Middle Deschutes during the summer months of a recent irrigation season, helping foster a healthy ecosystem for people, plants and wildlife. A number of fly-fishing guides who regularly fish this area have already reported improved fish populations.