February eNewsletter

Dear Friend, Are you itching to get into nature? Are you dreaming of bluer skies? Frustrated that many of the most popular campsites are already booked? Join us to learn about some of the many other opportunities for camping on public lands in Oregon this summer.
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January eNewsletter

Dear Friend, We all sat in the smoke and wondered…What can I do? How can I help? Oregon Parks Forever has established a Wildfire Tree Replanting Fund.
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2020 Update

Our 25th anniversary year has been one for the history books. Through the pandemic and record-breaking wildfires, this year has been a memorable one…and challenging. Here are a few examples of what we are working on now:
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October eNewsletter

Dear Friend, Last month, the Oregon State Parks & Recreation Commission accepted a donation of nearly $40,000 from our organization for the construction of three additional hike/bike pods in state parks along the Oregon coast.
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What a Crazy Summer it Has Been!

COVID caused a huge reduction in staffing across Federal & State parks & forests in Oregon, followed by very large increases in park visitation as people were taking vacations locally.
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September eNewsletter

Dear Friend, What a crazy summer this has been! COVID caused a huge reduction in staffing across Federal & State parks & forests in Oregon, followed by very large increases in park visitation as people were taking vacations locally.
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July eNewsletter

Dear Friend, The past few months have been an unprecedented time for Oregon Parks Forever (previously Oregon State Parks Foundation) and for our public land agency partners. Oregon State Parks Department has experienced simultaneous declines in its two principal revenue sources – lottery and user fees.
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Marking our 25th Anniversary

On May 15th, Oregon Parks Forever celebrated our 25th anniversary. On the occasion of this special anniversary, we would like to recognize the impact that Brian Booth and the Founding Trustees have had by creating a non-profit to raise money to support our parks.
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Recreating Responsibly: Take Care, Out There

On May 5, Governor Kate Brown announced the limited opening of public lands and as this limited reopening occurs, it is essential that Oregonians recreate responsibly to protect the health, wellness, and safety of themselves and others in local communities.
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We are expanding our reach!

This year, we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of our organization. As we reflect on our accomplishments, we also look to the future in which our work will contribute to the well-being of not only our state parks, but all federal, state, local, and tribal lands across the state. We…
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COVID-19 update from our Executive Director

Thank you for being a valued supporter of Oregon State Parks Foundation. I hope you and your loved ones are safe and sound at home. Our hearts go out to anyone who has been impacted by this virus. We are grateful to those working on the front lines who are…
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Are you suffering from Nature Deficit Disorder?

Are you feeling stressed out and still wanting to be a responsible “social distancer”? Your gym is closed, you are self-quarantined, the kids are climbing the walls, and all of you are suffering from cabin fever…you may be suffering from Nature Deficit Disorder! It’s time to think about your physical…
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Executive Director reflects on our 25 year history

Oregon has some of the most extraordinary state parks in the country; from the 80-plus state parks dotting the Oregon coast to the Switzerland-like vistas surrounding Iwetemlaykin. From the jaw-dropping waterfalls at Silver Falls, to the wide-open skies of Cottonwood Canyon State Park, to the awe-inspiring cliffs of Smith Rock,…
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African American Outdoor Association Campout

In October, families came together for the annual African American Outdoor Association Campout (AOAA) sponsored by the Foundation and Oregon State Parks Department. The AOAA’s mission is to “encourage and support the efforts of African Americans to get healthy by getting active outdoors.” They stage outdoor events like hikes, bike…
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Become a Member Today!

Support increased environmental education, access, and healthy activities in Oregon State Parks by becoming an Oregon State Parks Foundation Member!
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