Rewild Portland creates resilience through affordable classes, free skillshares, and through enhancing the community of rewilding in Portland and the surrounding rural and wild areas. Support us and create a more resilient Portland and surrounding area. In order for us to continue to bring free and affordable education to everyone and to foster a community of resilience through rewilding, your support is vital. Your gift, regardless of size, will truly make a difference. Please seize the opportunity to contribute, build, and invest in Rewild Portland. The best way to help further the mission of Rewild Portland is to become a sustaining supporter. A large portion of our funding comes from individual donations. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, your donations are tax-deductible.
Levels of Sustaining Support
$5/month – Pioneer Plants
Pioneer plants are the first plants to move in after a disturbance. They help begin to build soil and hold remaining soil in place. They are annual plants, generally living only one year. A donation of $5/month will help us to stock creative supplies for our monthly free skills series and classes.
$10/month – Grassland
A grassland is the second stage of forest succession. After the annual pioneers create a base, the perennial plants, plants that live more than one or two years, move in and become established. A donation of $10/month will help us pay our part of our utilities for one month.
$25/month – Shrubland
Shrubs, taller, more woody perennials, move into grasslands and begin to create a mosaic of cover for birds, larger mammals, and shade-loving plants. A donation of $25/month a year helps us to keep our costs low for our regular, tuition-based programs.
$50/month – Woodland
A woodland is a mixed young forest of many trees like Oak. Woodlands look similar to our parks. With a donation of $50/month we can pay all of our government filing fees.
$100/month – Mature Forest
Douglas Fir, Hemlock. With a donation of $100/month we can create promotional materials for our outreach campaign that will last us one year. This promotional materials are crucial to spreading the word about the important work that we do.
$250/month – Climax Forest
Ancient, old-growth Western Red Cedar forests in a mosaic of all stages of forest succession mark a climax forest.These various ecotones provide diverse habitat and create niches for maximizing biodiversity. With a donation $250/month we are able to pay for our insurance for the year. This insurance protects us and our participants. This is essential in providing a safe place for rewilding to occur.
$500/month – Force of Nature
The forces of nature transform and inspire these phases of ecological succession, forcing the cycle to start anew. These forces are what create the mixed habitats that make the climax forest healthy and diverse. For hundreds of thousands of years, humans have mimicked the forces of nature, tending the wild in such a way to blend humankind into this cycle. With a donation of $500/month we are able to pay for our staff coordinator position for organizing the rewild skillshares, and put money toward a scholarship fund for our paid programs.
You may also mail a check to:
PO Box 6582
Portland, OR 97228
*limited to available instructor time and age restrictions. Material fees not-included.
Monthly Adventures for Supporters
All levels of our support are welcome to join us on our monthly day trips for members. Once a month, we take our supporters out of the city and into the more wild places around the Portland area. Some of these trips are exploratory hikes, some are foraging adventures, and others are a combination of both. Details for the hikes are available to members only, but the dates of the hikes can be seen on our Calendar.
Campout for Supporters
Every August we hold a weekend campout for our supporters. This is an opportunity to work on crafts, share stories and otherwise connect with like-minded folks, free of urban life’s distractions and in an intimate setting.
The Raccoon Observer
The Raccoon Observer is a bi-annual newsletter and activity booklet. Inside the Observer you’ll find simple how-to guides for things like foraging wild edibles and paleo diet recipes, activities like rewilding crosswords, jokes, philosophy of rewilding, artwork from rewilders, updates on Rewild Portland, and other fun and informational stuff! Check out our first issue below to get an idea of what to expect in the Raccoon Observer.
Here’s what else you can do:
• Help us spread the word…
Make sure everyone you know – friends, relatives, business acquaintances –hears about this great opportunity to support a cause they may care about. Tell them why you value Rewild Portland, and ask them to join you in supporting our organization and our mission.
To stay in touch about our programs, join our mailing list and like us on Facebook. We send out one e-mail a month as a reminder for our monthly Rewilding Skillshares along with a brief update about upcoming programs. [Join Here]
• Come to our free, monthly Rewild Skill-Shares
This provides a casual introduction into who we are, what we do and why. Start building social capital here. Skill-shares occur on the last Saturday of every month. Join our mailing list or like us on facebook to stay up to date on when and where they will be held. Read more about our skillshares [here].