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September 17, 2018

Portland: Water Ceremony – Ceremonia de Agua at Cathedral Park on September 22

The Oregon chapter of the American Indian Movement and Portland Harbor Community Coalition join forces for a water ceremony to help heal the spirits of our Willamette River waters and all that live there. We will be led in prayer and song by local Native leaders, share a meal together, and enjoy dance offerings from indigenous communities. We would love to see you there.

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September 17, 2018

Columbia River Gorge: National Public Lands Day on September 22

NPLD is the nation’s largest single day volunteer effort for public lands. Join REI, Trailkeepers of Oregon, Friends of Columbia Gorge, OPRD and USFS and others for a day dedicated to stewarding the Columbia River Gorge. Volunteers will meet at Rooster Rock State Park and depart for various worksites in the gorge. The work day will end at Rooster Rock with a volunteer appreciation picnic hosted by REI.

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September 17, 2018

Portland: Gather. Make. Shelter on September 23

Gather. Make. Shelter is a citywide creative collaboration to empower and help house people, and to build our community! Come out to enjoy art, poetry and music at this celebration which will showcase 500+ bowls from 60 workshops led by artist Dana Lynn Louis. There will be live music and food served by Victory Project PDX and Sisters of the Road.

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September 17, 2018

Eugene: Friends of Trees Downtown/Whiteaker Tree and Nature Walk on October 9

This is the third in a series of three nature walks from the Eugene REI store through Downtown and the Whiteaker. This walk will look at a variety of special trees in Eugene downtown and Whiteaker neighborhoods during the peak of fall color. We’ll look at some especially large trees in the floodplain neighborhoods, and some new trees being trialed for climate change that have spectacular fall color.

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September 17, 2018

Oregon Public Health Institute 2018 Funding Opportunity for HEAL Cities due November 16

The HEAL Cities NW Grant opportunity is provided by Oregon Public Health Institute (OPHI), in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, to support civic leaders to build healthier and more active communities across Oregon by implementing policies and programs related to active transportation, healthy food access, incorporating language around health impacts into key city documents (e.g. Comprehensive Plans), and workplace wellness.

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