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Thanks to Float On for providing free sensory deprivation tank floats as incentives for our mentors and volunteers to rejuvenate, and to Columbia Sportswear for providing us with Pro Deals to gear up for outdoor adventures!
The Hawthorne Hideaway and the Oregon Public House hosted us for our 2017 fundraisers, and Ballet Papalotl donated their dancing talent. Level Beer, Culmination Brewing, Zoiglhaus, Brew Dr. Kombucha, and Hot Lips also helped sponsor us with donations. Thanks to our fundraising partners!
In 2017 and 18, we’re thrilled to be partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest at the US Forest Service to facilitate joint group outings for our mentor pairs! The Outdoor Explorers program is the pilot project for the entire Pacific Northwest region.
In summer 2017, we sent a record 12 youth to a week of summer camp completely on scholarship! Thanks to our partners at Portland Parks & Rec, OMSI, Rewild, Trackers Earth, Audubon Society, and Camp Namanu for helping youth have such seminal experiences outdoors.
A huge thank you to East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District for two Partners in Conservation Grants and two Small Projects and Conservation Education grants to get us started and solidify our programs in our first 3.5 years. We are also proud to have received two Gray Family Foundation Community Field Trips and Environmental Education grants grant for more awesome youth and family outings and camps into 2018.
The Portland office of the Conservation Fund donates their office space to us to hold meetings with our Administrative Committee.
Urban Nature Partners PDX is a member of The Intertwine Alliance, a coalition of Portland organizations working together to more fully engage residents with the outdoors and nature.
Urban Nature Partners PDX also works with the Institute for Youth Success and Mentor, nonprofits that provides resources to support best practices in youth mentoring.
We work closely with SUN Schools in Multnomah County to select youth from underserved neighborhoods that will be the perfect match for our program. Thanks to SUN Site Managers through IRCO and Latino Network at Harrison Park, Cesar Chavez, and Harvey Scott Schools for making it happen!