White-crowned Sparrows drawing

The Future of the Name Audubon

Over the last few years, coinciding with a time of racial reckoning, the birding community has been rethinking its relationship with the John James Audubon name. That the name Audubon celebrates a slaveholder who held white supremacist views goes against that ethic and commitment. That’s why Portland Audubon supports a name change that would echo across all Audubon chapters.

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A group of kids hike through the Columbia River Gorge. The photo shows them walking on a trail away from the camera with the Columbia River in the background.

A More Democratic Camp: Response to Our New Sliding Scale

Portland Audubon Education is dedicated to creating opportunities for all people to connect to nature in ways that are meaningful for them. Summer camp is a vital element of this platform, offering children the opportunity to explore, learn, and delight in nature for weeks at a time, while providing essential child care to families. This year we committed to expand access to camp by piloting a sliding scale payment model.

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On a sunny morning in February, over 65 community volunteers helped plant nearly a thousand native trees and shrubs at Wilkes Creek Headwaters, led by Friends of Trees and partners.

Greening Wilkes

Greening Wilkes is a collaborative project that engages the community surrounding Wilkes City Park and Wilkes Creek Headwaters in outer East Portland in revitalizing and expanding green infrastructure to improve wildlife habitat throughout the neighborhood.

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