Voices of Bark: Audie Fuller

Barkers howl for all species.

Dear [[salutationformerge]],

Yesterday, Caroline, my 5-year old daughter wrote to you about how much she loves Bark. The first time I took her out groundtruthing with Bark was one of the big campouts a few years ago. I kept hearing about all the rad stuff happening in the forest. I’m a single mom of an energetic kid and I wasn’t sure how I’d have time to learn everything to be a groundtruther.

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Gradey was training people that weekend. Like most Barkers, he knows a lot about the forest because he loves it and spends as much time as he can out there. He also really cares that other people learn about the forest with him. He made me feel welcome and believed in me.

Bark has supported me as an activist in my community. Thank you for contributing to Bark with a year-end donation for next year’s training programs.

I started going to all of Bark’s Radicle Training Program, often with Caroline in tow. I went out groundtruthing with Michael and learned how to document what I saw. I went to Mark’s mushroom hike and got even more hooked on mycology. I asked Brenna questions about how to write good legal comments and now I want to be a lawyer.

And then this past summer, I co-hosted Bark’s campout. I helped lead the trainings. I showed a group of parents how to get their kids excited to help, while we checked a unit of the proposed logging in Polallie Cooper. I’m proud to be one of the hundreds of forest advocates that can pass on what I learned from Bark’s free trainings and workshops.

Check out Bark’s upcoming events and trainings.

I’ll see you there!

Thank you for supporting Bark,

Audie Fuller
Portland, OR

P.S. Can I count on you to ensure more free trainings for other volunteers to get the skills I’ve learned?

 

If you prefer to mail a check, please make checks payable to "Bark", PO Box 12065, Portland, OR 97212