Are You a Wild One?

The last two years we’ve seen Oregon politicians and special interest making gains attacking or trading away the things that make Oregon a special place. Luckily, we’ve also seen more Oregonians step up to defend our conservation values. But if we’re to succeed in protecting and restoring Oregon’s wildlife and wild places, we need to take things a step further.

That’s where Wild Ones comes in. 

For those who were part of the first class last year, you know that Wild Ones is a unique, grassroots leadership training program that invites all Oregonians, of all backgrounds and ages, to engage in the political process on behalf of wildlife and wild places. 

Whether your passion for the great outdoors manifests itself as an outgoing go-getter or a contemplative philosopher, this training provides advocates with the tools that sharpen, hone, and build upon each advocate’s own experiences and personality. Social butterflies and thoughtful thinkers alike benefit from Wild Ones.

This year you can look forward to an even bigger, more comprehensive program, including:

  • Dynamic trainings – from lobbying, testifying, writing, researching, media engagement, to grassroots organizing;
  • Meaningful community building – meet other conservation-minded folks who also want to change Oregon politics for the better;
  • Significant engagement opportunities with decision makers to make lasting, beneficial impacts on Oregon’s wildlife and wilderness legacy. 

The kickoff events will be a celebration of what we have collectively accomplished thus far and how you can best contribute to Oregon Wild's 2016-17 efforts.  

Come learn how you can get involved, while enjoying good company and light refreshments. 

Portland Wild Ones Kickoff – RSVP

Thursday, May 19  at 5:30-7:30pm
Oregon Wild office – 5825 N. Greeley Ave, Portland OR

Optional things to bring: folding chair, water bottle – snacks and n/a beverages provided

Bend Wild Ones Kickoff – RSVP   

Tuesday, May 26 at 4-6pm
Oregon Wild Bend office – 2445 NE Division St #303, Bend, OR

Eugene Wild Ones Kickoff – RSVP

Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30-8pm
Claim 52 Brewing – 1030 Tyinn St, Suite 1
Snacks provided, beverages for purchase

Central Coast Wild Ones Kickoff– RSVP

Tuesday, June 7 6-8pm
Rogue Brewers on the Bay
2320 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365
Full menu and drinks available for purchase

For those who might not be able to attend one of these launch events, subscribing to the Wild Ones email list will provide you with valuable news and resources to help take your activism to the next level.