Get discounts, help the river

Help protect the Deschutes River and get discounts at local businesses through an effort now under way by the Deschutes River Conservancy.

The project is called “Give Back to the River You Love.” To participate, buy a button for $10. Then show it at any of seven local businesses to receive deals. Examples include $10 off any full-price pair of running shoes at FootZone, $25 off any item costing $50 or more at Orvis and 50 percent off stand-up paddleboard rentals from Sun Country Tours. Most businesses offer the discount three times per button.

The buttons are for sale at Deschutes Brewery’s tasting room and pubs in Bend and Portland, Visit Bend, Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe and the Deschutes River Conservancy office.

The buttons are valid through Dec. 31.

The conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the well-being of the Deschutes River.

Contact: www .deschutesriver.org or 541-382-4077.