Give Back to Oregon

February 3, 2016 (Updated February 14, 2017)
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Oregon turns 159 years old on February 14, and we’re celebrating by giving back to the state a small thank you for all it’s given us over the years.

As Oregonians, we feel not only a deep sense of pride about where we live, but a commitment to community and sustainability that runs deep. Learn more about the Travel Oregon Forever Fund  (formerly known as the Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund) and explore the stories below to see how travelers are supporting projects that preserve Oregon’s natural landscapes and cultural heritage. Since 2012, the Fund has raised more than $90,000 for project beneficiaries around the state.

For all the cascading waterfalls, the wide open spaces and endless road trips, the campfires under the stars, the sunrises over sparkling lakes and sunsets on the beach, we say thanks, Oregon — and we’ll keep doing our best to ensure you forever remain a place we all love, and love to explore.

 

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Table Rocks

Educating visitors on the unique history of Southern Oregon’s one-of-a-kind plateaus. Learn more.

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Camas Country Mill & Schoolhouse

A former school house turns into a community and learning center. Learn more.

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The Human Access Project

Opening up access to beaches along the Willamette River. Learn more.

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Oregon’s Native Olympia Oyster

Bringing back native oysters to improve the local ecosystem and provide spectacular culinary experiences. Learn more.

Kleeway Post Canyon Trail

Connecting mountain bike trails and reducing congestion. Learn more.

Rogue Jet Boat Adventures

Educating visitors while having fun on the Rogue River. Learn more.

Mosier Plateau Trail

Helping Gorge Towns to Trails improve hiking trail systems. Learn more.

Elkton Butterfly Pavilion

Supporting habitats and education for native butterflies. Learn more.

Oregon’s First Whitewater Surf Park

Kayakers everywhere are barrel rolling for joy as Bend White Water Park opens on the Deschutes River. Learn more.


Interested in contributing to the Travel Oregon Forever Fund? Learn more and donate today.


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Emily Forsha
Emily is Travel Oregon's Content Manager, a proud mom, intrepid home cook and loyal Oregon Ducks fan. You can usually find her running, writing, or finding creative ways to avoid doing both, preferably over an Oregon IPA.