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Portland Area & Gorge

These groups deal with issues facing the people and places of the Portland Area and the Columbia Gorge.

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The greater Portland area is known for and proud of our deep forest walks, quiet canoe coves and flocks of winter migrants.We boast of tasty drinking water, cyclist-friendly streets and successful recycling programs.

Those points of pride don’t happen by accident.  Earth Share groups impact much of what keeps Portland a place to thrive. Find out which group is working on a topic that you care deeply about.

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 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...
Bark -- Bark's mission is to transform Mt. Hood National Forest into a place where natural processes prevail, where wildlife thrives and where local communities have a social, cultural, and economic investment in its restoration and preservation. Learn more...
Bicycle Transportation Alliance -- The BTA creates healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safe, convenient, and accessible. Learn more...
Columbia Land Trust -- Columbia Land Trust conserves and cares for vital lands, waters, and wildlife of the Columbia River region. We focus our work from the John Day River east of the Cascades to the Pacific Ocean, reaching about 50 miles from the Columbia into both Oregon and Washington. Learn more...
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics -- FSEEE holds the Forest Service accountable for responsible land stewardship. We work to protect your national forests, wildlife habitat, wilderness, and rivers by reforming the U.S. Forest Service through advocacy, education, and whistleblower protection. Learn more...
Friends of the Columbia Gorge -- Ensuring that the beautiful and wild Columbia Gorge remains a place apart, an unspoiled treasure for generations to come. 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...
Native Plant Society of Oregon -- Dedicated to the enjoyment, conservation, and study of Oregon’s native plants and habitats. Learn more...
Nature Conservancy in Oregon -- The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Nature Conservancy has helped protect more than 500,000 acres of important habitats in 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...
Oceana -- Works internationally to protect marine wildlife and human health through programs to end pollution and destructive fishing practices, and to ensure vibrant, healthy oceans. Learn more...
Oregon Wild -- Protecting and restoring Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife, and water. Current campaigns focus on permanent protection of wilderness, old-growth forests, and Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges. Learn more...
Recycling Advocates -- Formed in 1987, Recycling Advocates is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to involve people in creating a sustainable future through local efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Our membership is comprised of conservation-minded citizens and waste prevention professionals. Learn more...
Renewable Northwest Project -- RNP's mission is to promote the expansion of environmentally responsible renewable energy resources in the Northwest. 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...
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...
Wetlands Conservancy -- Protecting and conserving Oregon’s wetlands; training, educating, and providing assistance to landowners, groups and businesses to increase conservation of wetlands. 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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