An Evening for Opal Creek – May 19th, 2016
Twenty years ago Senator Mark Hatfield proposed a little piece of legislation called the Opal Creek Wilderness and Scenic Recreation Area Act. This year, the Opal Creek watershed will host almost 1,500 students of all ages in what has truly become a gem in Oregon’s crown. Join us at the Ecotrust building in NW Portland to raise funds and support for countless more educational experiences in this unparalleled wilderness!
Food, drink, live music, and silent auction are all included in your ticket.
Member Day at Jawbone Flats – June 25th, 2016
All Hemlock, Cedar, and Pacific Yew members are invited to a very special Member Day in the ancient forest. Give yourself the gift of a day in the woods, and join us for interpretive hikes and fun activities, a luncheon from our stellar kitchen, live music from Portland folk trio Wooden Sleepers, and tree climbing opportunities with Expedition Old Growth! Many thanks to business supporters KIND Snacks!
5th Annual Golf Tournament Benefiting Opal Creek – September 1, 2016
If you love golf and you love Opal Creek, we want to see you there! Held at the Reserve Vineyards & Golf Course in Aloha, this scramble-style tournament is a fun way to get out on the green and show your support for environmental education. All skill levels are welcome, and non-golfers are invited to join us for post-golf dinner!
Many thanks to these sponsors for a fabulous and successful event:
- Taylor Corder CPA
- HOTLIPS Pizza
- The Packaging Store
- American Chimney and Masonry
- Williams Kastner
- Riverside Mortgage Group
- Beaverton Dental Works
- Portland Dental Works
- Lindsay Hart LLP
- Marcum Chiropractic
- Minuteman Press
And to these generous in-kind donors:
- KEEN Footwear
- Columbia Sportswear
- Food Should Taste Good
- KIND Snacks
- HOTLIPS Pizza
- Migration Brewing
- The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Course
- Tualatin Country Club
- House Spirits
- New Deal Distillery
- Thomas & Sons Distillery
- Dan & Beverly Bauer
- Rick & Sharon Schaefer
- Dave Taylor & Jan Holloway
- John Savory
Water Rising – October 13th, 2016
Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center is partnering with award-winning visual artist Garth Evans and award-winning writer Leila Philip to bring a unique collaborative performance to the Portland arts and environmental scene. Garth and Leila will be presenting original watercolors, poetry, and music compositions to generate conversations about environmental stewardship and the place of art in the history of conservation. All proceeds from sales of their book, Water Rising, at this event will be donated to Opal Creek. Read the mission behind their project here.
Water Rising will be performed in the Billy Frank, Jr., Conference Center at the Ecotrust building, 721 NW 9th Avenue, at 6:30 pm. This event is free to the public.
Read an interview with Leila about the project and the collaboration at The Woven Tale Press.