November 9, 2018
Plant native plants in a dynamic wetland alongside other community members! Join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Friends of Errol Heights to complete important ecological enhancement projects at this little gem of a park. Keep your eye out for beaver, ducks and other wildlife as you volunteer alongside other community members—everyone is welcome, and no experience is necessary.
November 2, 2018
The McKenzie River Trust, Siuslaw Watershed Council and the BLM are partnering to take participants on a tour at Whittaker Creek to learn about salmon spawning. A salmon expert will give an up– close and personal view of the fish and their journey upstream from the Pacific Ocean into the creeks of the Coast Range. Learn about conservation issues surrounding the habitat for Chinook salmon and ideally, see them in the process of spawning. Participants are then invited to take a hike through the old growth forest.
September 21, 2016
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is looking for communities in Oregon and nationwide that through powerful partnerships and commitments are building a culture of health—places where all residents, no matter who they are or where they live, can thrive. If your community is engaged in this work, RWJF’s short video explains more, including details about the $25,000 prize.
February 22, 2016
Now through May, The Portland Art Museum is showcasing the work of Edward Curtis, a famous non-Native photographer of Native Americans in the early 1900s. The exhibition also features contemporary portraits by NativeAmericans, challenging audiences to think critically about how artists portray the Native experience.
January 26, 2016
PreventObesity.net, a project of the American Heart Association, wants Oregonians to help show the impact of junk food marketing on U.S. kids and teens. Email your story or upload a photo: It could be the fast-food billboard near your neighborhood school, or that soda promotion that came home in your child’s backpack.