5% Back to Public Lands
Thank you to my amazing clients during my first official year of business in Portland, Oregon. I was able to give back to three different non-profit organizations to help protect our public lands. The three organizations I donated to this year included National Park Foundation, Trailkeepers of Oregon and Pacific Crest Trail Association. Read more about each of these wonderful organizations below.
I often photograph and film in our public lands, so I wanted to figure out a platform give back to these places. Thanks again for everyone's support. 5% from all of my sales goes back to protect our public lands each year. Excited to see what year two brings! Here is a highlight of the the public land areas I was able to enjoy with my clients in 2018:
The PCT Association's mission is to keep the the PCT open for generations to come through preservation, protection, partnerships and trail & land management. Their conservation and protection work began back in the 1930’s. Giving back to the PCT Association was my first 5% to public land donation in 2018. Check out their amazing efforts at: https://www.pcta.org/.
As part of #GivingTuesday which follows the Thanksgiving holiday, I made a donation to Trailkeepers of Oregon (TKO). TKO is a non-profit organization with a mission to protect and enhance the Oregon hiking experience through advocacy, stewardship, outreach and education. In 2018, TKO maintained over 140,000 feet of trail and hosted over 200 stewardship events. Last year, I volunteered in the Columbia River Gorge rehabilitating the Angel’s Rest Trail with this wonderful organization.
My last donation of the year was given to the National Park Foundation. ”The National Park Foundation protects America’s special places, connects people to nature and inspires the next generation of park stewards. This foundation helps protect our 400 national parks and preserve 84 million acres of the world's most treasured landscapes, ecosystems, and historical sites. Also, it is the official charitable partner of the National Park Service. “Our national parks are a uniquely American idea, truly supported by all of us.”