Willamette Valley • Entered by Maya Abels on February 9, 2023
January Celebration Hike
January 20, 2023
Participants and Hours
|Pre Planning hours||3|
|Post Admin hours|
Key Issue: Public Lands Health & Protection
Activity Type: Fundraising & Membership Development (fundraising events, grants, relational mtgs, recruitment)
Short Description of Activity
First hike of 2023; hike across the McDonald Forest. Promoted as a birthday celebration and information sharing about 2023 work in the Willamette Valley.
This 10-mile hike attracted a record number of people: 20. And the experience generated at least one renewal from a lapsed member and one new member. A new member signed up to attend the Broadwalk at Dry Falls in Washington in April. Although it was very cold, everyone loved the hike. The shuttle was easier this year than last year since I left it up to individuals to make their own arrangements. I still was involved with a few people who didn’t know others but it was much simpler for me. The shuttle arrangements added to the preplanning time as well as many conversations about the route.