Ten Ways to Support Whychus Creek!

Apr 24, 2017
The Land Trust is close to reaching the end of the Campaign for Whychus Creek! Help us raise $350,000 by June 30th by getting involved with the Campaign and supporting Whychus Creek.


With two months to go, the Land Trust is close to reaching the end of the Campaign for Whychus Creek! We are so close to meeting our goal, but we still have $350,000 to raise by the end of June.

Now is the time to step up and get involved with the Campaign for Whychus Creek. Here's how:
 

  1. Learn more about Whychus Creek and its importance in Central Oregon. Whychus Creek provides critical habitat for fish and wildlife, which is why the Deschutes Land Trust has worked for over 20 years to connect our protected lands and create a corridor along Whychus Creek. Learn more about our Campaign.

  2. Be an advocate for the Campaign for Whychus Creek and inspire others to #speakforthecreek. Talk to your friends and family members about Whychus Creek and its importance in our community.

  3. Go on a hike along Whychus Creek. Join the Deschutes Land Trust on one of our free guided hikes to see Whychus Creek for yourself. You can also visit Camp Polk Meadow Preserve and Whychus Canyon Preserve on your own. Or, hike along Whychus Creek in the Deschutes National Forest. Get to know the creek and see its beauty and importance.

  4. Take a virtual tour of Whychus Creek. Not able to get out for a hike along Whychus Creek? We have another great option—take a virtual tour of the entire creek corridor or of our new Willow Springs Preserve on Whychus Creek.

  5. Make Whychus Creek go viral! Another great way you can help the Campaign for Whychus Creek is to get the word out through social media. Like our Facebook page and posts about Whychus Creek. Retweet on Twitter. Like and share our Instagram photos of Whychus Creek. Don’t forget to tag us: #speakforthecreek and #deschuteslandtrust. These small steps can make a big impact.

  6. Join the Land Trust at an event. We will be out in the community during the next few months. Stop by our booth at the Earth Day Fair, run or walk in FootZone’s Dirty Half (all proceeds go to the Land Trust!), or come to Deschutes Brewery on Tuesdays in June, where $1 from each pint purchased will be donated to the Campaign for Whychus Creek.

  7. Volunteer at one of our work parties. Throughout the spring and summer, we have opportunities for you to come out and lend a hand at our Preserves many of which are on Whychus Creek. Learn more about volunteering.

  8. Make a special gift to the Campaign for Whychus Creek. With only $350,000 left to raise, every dollar counts. Consider making your own gift to the Campaign for Whychus Creek. Want to get creative? Ask friends and family for your birthday (or your child’s birthday) gifts to be a donation to the Campaign for Whychus Creek.

  9. Proudly show your Campaign for Whychus Creek sticker. Do you have your Campaign for Whychus Creek sticker on your water bottle or car bumper? Make sure to show your support by proudly displaying your We Speak for Whychus Creek sticker! Don’t have one? Stop by the Land Trust office and we’ll be happy to give you one!

  10. Make a pledge to the Campaign for Whychus Creek. Are you interested in making a large gift to the Campaign for Whychus Creek over the course of several years? We’d love to talk with you more! Please contact Executive Director Brad Chalfant for more details and to express your interest in this option.

We are continually inspired by our supporters, so let us know if you have additional ways you plan to support the Campaign for Whychus Creek.

Together, we can finish the Campaign for Whychus Creek on a strong note and show the impact of our great community!


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