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These conservation groups are dedicated to providing livable, healthy communities.

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The following groups strive to create communities where all adults and children have the right to unpolluted soil, clean water, breathable air, pesticide-free food, sidewalks and bike lanes, and green urban areas for the relaxation and recharging of our minds and bodies.

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1000 Friends of Oregon -- Working with Oregonians to enhance our quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities, protecting family farms and forests, and conserving natural areas. Learn more...
American Farmland Trust -- We're stopping the loss of American’s farmland to sprawling development. We work with communities on smarter growth that includes local family farms and we advocate environmentally healthy farming practices. Learn more...
American Forests -- Funding private and public land reforestation projects; providing satellite imagery of tree loss to cities; educating the public on the value of trees and forests. Learn more...
American Rivers -- Protecting and restoring healthy natural rivers and the variety of life they sustain for the benefit of people, fish, and wildlife. Learn more...
Audubon Society of Portland -- Our mission is to promote the enjoyment, understanding and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats. Learn more...
Beyond Pesticides/National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides -- Preventing pesticide poisoning of our environment, homes, workplaces, schools, food, and water through a practical information clearinghouse on toxic hazards and non-chemical pest control. Learn more...
Bicycle Transportation Alliance -- The BTA creates healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safe, convenient, and accessible. Learn more...
Center for Health, Environment and Justice -- Empowering families and communities to protect their health from the effects of toxic chemicals in drinking water, air, and food; assisting with information, community organizing, and coalition-building. Learn more...
Clean Water Fund -- Creating neighborhood-based action and education programs that join citizens, businesses, and government for sensible solutions to ensure safe drinking water, pollution prevention, and resource conservation. Learn more...
Corvallis Environmental Center -- The Corvallis Environmental Center’s mission is to educate, engage and inspire people to create a healthy, sustainable community. Learn more...
Earth Day Network -- Helping schools and communities around the world improve the health of their children and the environment through community service, education, campaigns, and events. Learn more...
Environmental and Energy Study Institute -- Developing and promoting innovative policies on climate change, clean air, transportation, renewable energy/efficiency technologies, and sprawl; promoting policymaker action through education, advocacy, and coalition-building. Learn more...
Environmental Defense Fund -- Designing practical, long-term strategies to protect wildlife, natural resources, safeguard clean air, water, and human health. Employs scientists, economists and attorneys. Learn more...
Environmental Law Institute -- Creating solutions to protect people and nature through environmental law that works for the community. Independent and non-partisan. Learn more...
Friends of the Earth -- Striving to preserve our natural resources, advocating for public health protection, and working for environmental justice for all peoples throughout the world. Learn more...
Friends of Trees -- We bring people together to plant and care for city trees and green spaces. Learn more...
Growing Gardens -- Growing Gardens promotes home-scale organic food gardening to improve nutrition, health and self-reliance while enhancing the quality of life and the environment for individuals and communities in Portland, Oregon. Learn more...
Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides -- The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) combines outreach, education, advocacy and organizing to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides. Learn more...
Northwest Earth Institute -- Since 1993, NWEI has been leading the curious and the motivated to take responsibility for Earth. Our proven process of connection, reflection and action changes you for good. Through discussion courses and the annual EcoChallenge, we help you engage your community in meaningful conversations that lead to “Aha!” moments about the way you live, work, create and consume. The result is a life that is simpler, richer, and better--for you and for Earth. Learn more...
Oregon Environmental Council -- Our mission is to advance innovative, collaborative solutions to Oregon's environmental challenges for today and future generations. Learn more...
Pesticide Action Network North America -- Working to eliminate poisonous pesticides; linking consumer, labor, health, environment, and agriculture groups internationally to advance safer, ecologically sound pest control alternatives. Learn more...
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy -- Converting thousands of miles of unused railroad corridors into public trails for walking, bicycling, hiking, skating, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, wildlife habitats, and nature appreciation. Learn more...
Renewable Northwest Project -- RNP's mission is to promote the expansion of environmentally responsible renewable energy resources in the Northwest. Learn more...
Rocky Mountain Institute -- Delivering practical information that helps citizens, businesses, and governments save energy and natural resources, prevent pollution, and strengthen communities through increased efficiency and innovative technologies. Learn more...
Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter -- Fighting to preserve wilderness and protect environmental quality worldwide through a powerful combination of education, scientific research, publishing, and litigation. Learn more...
Solar Oregon -- Solar Oregon is a non-profit organization providing education and community outreach to encourage Oregonians to choose solar energy. Solar energy - Oregon's most abundant renewable resource. Learn more...
Surfrider Foundation -- Protecting and preserving the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches through conservation, activism, research, and education. Activities include water quality monitoring, environmental education, and grassroots activism. Learn more...
Trust For Public Land -- The Trust for Public Land conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. Learn more...
Tualatin Riverkeepers -- Tualatin Riverkeepers empowers people in our community to protect, restore and enjoy the river, streams and wetlands. Tualatin Riverkeepers builds watershed stewardship through public education, access to nature, citizen involvement and advocacy. Learn more...
Union of Concerned Scientists -- Working on solutions to reduce air pollution and global warming, protect biodiversity, prevent nuclear proliferation, and ensure a sustainable, safe food system. Learn more...
Willamette Riverkeeper -- Our mission is to make the Willamette River Watershed healthy for fish and wildlife, and safe for fishing and swimming, forever and for all. Learn more...
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