Bark Alert: Summer Party!

I love the feeling of walking into a place filled with maps and photographs of my favorite places on Mt. Hood, books on what lives in our forests, and a community of people staying informed and sharing everything they know about how to defend our forests. (This photo is a KOIN 6 News interview about our work to stop Nestlé from bottling the Gorge.)

When it became clear it was time to move from our temporary offices after last year’s fire, Bark saw an opportunity. For years, we’ve kept our costs low by renting cramped, walk-up offices. We’ve set a new expectation for an accessible, community space. Read more about the space here and then consider making a special donation to support this exciting new opportunity.

We are pleased to invite you to a Bark Summer Party. Join us on Thursday, July 23rd, 5-9pm at 351 NE 18th Ave (just off Sandy Blvd). We’ll have updates from the forest, food and drinks, live music and performance, and activities for the kids in our new “Sprouts” area. RSVP to amy@bark-out.org and help us make our new space feel like home!

The threats to our forests haven’t let up for a moment this summer, and the Bark staff has continued working hard through the office move. While the Clackamas River Road has become a commercial logging highway (#scarylogtrucks), the Timber Lobby has successfully placed one of the most heinous logging bills onto the House floor last week. Bark has vehemently spoken out against the “HR 2647: Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015” (“resilient” being double-speak for “they’ve grown back, so let’s mow them down again!”). You can read our community sign-on letter. We’ll keep you posted on this terrible bill.

It’s a good time to gather together with friends who love our forests. I can’t wait to welcome you into Bark’s latest “base camp.” See you soon.

Sincerely,

Amy Harwood
Interim Executive Director

P.S. Bark Summer School continues to be in session! Next Monday’s Ecology Club will host a very special Wolf Night. Join one of our favorite Oregon wolf advocates, Stephanie Taylor, to learn more about what Barkers can do to protect wolves. She’ll also introduce us to OR-25, the most recent Canis lupus visitor to the Cascades!