Bend, Ore., (October 19, 2017) — The Conservation Alliance today welcomes its newest member, Oregon Youth Outreach, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering youth to make positive, lasting changes that help them become happy, healthy, successful adults.
“I’m a longtime admirer of The Conservation Alliance and the work they do,” said Kristie Focht, Executive Director of Oregon Youth Outreach. “I’m very excited for the opportunity to become a member.”
This new partnership will continue to help support and bolster The Conservation Alliance’s efforts to fund conservation organizations working to protect North America’s last wild spaces. Though the support of Conservation Alliance member companies, the organization has helped protect 50 million acres, 2,991 river miles, removed or halted 29 dams, purchased 12 climbing areas and designated five marine reserves.
“We are proud and honored to welcome Oregon Youth Outreach into The Conservation Alliance,” said John Sterling, executive director of The Conservation Alliance. “Oregon Youth Outreach’s commitment to the environment and today’s youth plays an important role in the outdoor industry’s collective commitment to preserving the environment.”
About The Conservation Alliance
The Conservation Alliance is an organization of like-minded businesses whose collective contributions support grassroots environmental organizations and their efforts to protect wild places where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. Alliance funds have played a key role in protecting rivers, trails, wildlands and climbing areas. Membership in the Alliance is open to all companies who care about protecting our most threatened wild places for habitat and outdoor recreation. Since its inception in 1989, The Conservation Alliance has contributed more than $18 million, awarded 552 grants, helped to protect more than 50 million acres of wildlands; protect 2,991 miles of rivers; stop or remove 29 dams; designate five marine reserves; and purchase 12 climbing areas. For complete information on The Conservation Alliance, see: www.conservationalliance.com.
About Oregon Youth Outreach®
Oregon Youth Outreach is a Portland-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to expand the possibilities and potential for youth through the transformative power of outdoor experiences. Through their after-school Adventure Club programs Oregon Youth Outreach supports underserved youth who are at risk for school dropout, substance abuse, violence and unintended pregnancy.
Oregon Youth Outreach is one of the few agencies in Portland, and one of just a few in the country, to utilize outdoor physical experiences to provide youth with the support, relationships, resources and opportunities they need to become successful adults.