DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- A day to celebrate one of the area's prettiest natural resources is coming up this weekend.
The Umpqua Watersheds is hosting the 26th annual River Appreciation Day this Saturday.
The event will feature live music, face painting and more.
Organizers say it's a fun, family friendly way to recognize the importance of the area's waterways. Bob Allen, an Umpqua Watersheds board member, says the rivers in Douglas County highlight the area. "It means a lot to us in terms of the economy, recreation, clean water, and just good living, which makes this area a great place to live," Allen said.
Allen says that those in attendance are invited to float, hang out and appreciate the river.
The event will run from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Tyee Pavilion, about 15 miles west of Sutherlin.
There is no charge, and everyone is welcome to attend.