Together, we did it! You helped raise over $5.6 million to finish the Preserve the Wonder land acquisition campaign!Thanks to you we were able to secure 470 acres of magnificent Columbia Gorge landscapes for permanent protection.
You saved turtles, enabled wetland restoration, made trail connections possible and protected world-class vistas for generations to come. You preserved the wonder of the Gorge.
Right up to the end of the campaign, your generosity and enthusiasm for protection inspired great philanthropy in donations that included a truly wonderful 50-acre Gorge property and a matching challenge of $250,000 that inspired many more donors.
Giving begets giving, especially when it comes from a place of passion and sense of urgency like yours.
Thank you! We couldn’t have done it without you.
Now that we own them, stay tuned for updates on the Preserve the Wonder properties and how you can help steward them.
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Transferred to U.S. Fish & Wildlife in Feb. 2019.
Transferred to the U.S. Forest Service in Oct. 2018.
Preserve the Wonder Information and Stories
Our land trust will be managing the lands acquired in the Preserve the Wonder campaign.
These contributors made special gifts to help protect the Gorge for future generations.
KATU (Portland) talks with executive director Kevin Gorman at Steigerwald Shores campaign property.
As the final stage of the campaign begins, executive director Kevin Gorman thinks about the nature of change.
Campaign Co-Chair Debbie Asakawa writes of a magical day at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
Executive Director Kevin Gorman on Friends' land campaign and the interconnections of work and personal life.