Slide A: Introduction to Projects

Projects in Action

The Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund features seven project beneficiaries selected for maximum destination impact, one from each region of Oregon.

Slide B: Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast

The Nature Conservancy: Restoring Oysters to Netarts Bay — This project will reintroduce the Oregon-native Olympia oysters in suitable habitats, while creating new self-sustaining populations for both ecological and economic purposes.

Slide C: Greater Portland

Greater Portland

The Human Access Project: Audrey McCall Beach — Now that the Willamette River has been declared clean and safe for swimming, The Human Access Project will provide a new water-based recreation opportunity in Portland by restoring beach access underneath the Hawthorne Bridge.

Slide D: Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley

Camas County Mill: Schoolhouse Project — This project will convert a deserted one-room schoolhouse into an interpretative center in the Willamette Valley. The restored site will educate visitors on the seed-to- table process and the benefits that locally grown and supported agriculture can have on the community.

Slide E: Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon

BLM/The Nature Conservancy: Table Rocks Interpretive Plan — A coalition of local organizations will develop new visitor education programs designed to protect the precious natural and cultural heritage of the iconic Table Rocks, located just outside of Medford.

Slide F: Central Oregon

Central Oregon

Bend Paddle Trail Alliance: Bend Whitewater Park — This project supports renovation of the Colorado Dam in downtown Bend while establishing the first Whitewater Park in the Northwest for water-based recreation and training.

Slide G: Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood/
Columbia River Gorge

Hood River Area Trail Stewards: Seven Streams Project Rebuild — In an effort to ease user conflict on the 7 Streams Artery Trail and increase recreation potential, this project will enhance and preserve premier trail experiences for mountain bikers in the Hood River area.

Slide H: Eastern Oregon

Eastern Oregon

The Fossil Educational Foundation: Native Plant Park — The Foundation is developing a designated outdoor educational area behind the Fossil Elementary School for visitors to experience the unique native plants and local ecosystems of the High Desert of Oregon.

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Give Back to Oregon

If you travel in Oregon, you've probably noticed that we're pretty green-minded. From pioneering recycling programs to thoughtful land use laws to bike friendly cities, our commitment to sustainability read moreis everywhere. The way we see it, if we treat the places we love gently, they'll be here for many years to come the old growth hiking trails, teeming tide pools, lush vineyards and thriving towns. The Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund helps pay for stewardship projects around the state. As a visitor, you can support these efforts by adding a donation to your bill, or contributing below.

Last modified: February 12, 2014

Please contribute today. It's the first statewide program of its kind, and another way to ensure that we'll all be able to Travel Oregon... Forever.

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Your donation will benefit projects across Oregon. Such as those listed above.

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