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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. Founded in 1999, Bark is the resource for community action to protect Mt. Hood National Forest and surrounding federal lands. We prioritize grassroots organizing and believe in the power of an engaged public. Through free monthly education hikes, annual campouts, and a ground-truth training program in which trained volunteers gather information in proposed timber sales and active restoration of degraded places—Bark connects people to the land. Building on this connection, we teach federal forest law and policy ecology, and community organizing to provide our community the tools to advocate for ecologically based management of Mt. Hood National Forest.

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BRING Recycling

Since 1971, BRING has worked to change attitudes and behaviors regarding waste. Today, we focus on the urgent issues of wasteful consumption and climate change. Through our reuse store and community education programs, we help people understand how the stuff we use shapes the planet we share.

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Central Oregon Locavore

A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports local food and local farmers in Central Oregon. Locavore manages 6 educational programs, including Willing Workers on Local Farms, Farm Kids On-Farm Learning, Edible Adventure Crew gleaning activities, Small Farmer Support Program, Locavore Food School, Meet Your Farmer farm to table dinners and 7 day a week Indoor Farmers Market in Bend , OR

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