Join REI, Friends of the Columbia Gorge and Trailkeepers of Oregon for a three-part presentation series titled Gorge Talks: Towns, Trails and Trees. On the first Wednesday of each month April — June, join us for a uniquely-themed presentation to highlight the ways the Columbia Gorge is recovering from the Eagle Creek fire last fall.
• April 4th — Gorge Towns talk will showcase the unique communities throughout the Columbia Gorge and how to pair your next Gorge adventure with a stop into these charming towns. It’s these local businesses that we rely on to be there so let’s show them some love! We will share how you can experience wiking (hiking + wine tasting) and trails to ales outings throughout the Gorge. Also hear about a new way to support your favorite Gorge trails through the $1 for Trails program launching this summer.
• May 2nd — Gorge Trails talk will be a panel format facilitated by Trailkeepers of Oregon, with special guests from Washington Trails Association and Pacific Crest Trail Association to discuss and view images of the current trail conditions in the fire-affected areas of the Gorge. Learn about the efforts of the Gorge Trails Recovery Team and how you can support these on-going efforts.
• June 6th — Gorge Trees talk is a discussion on forest fires. Learn about wildfire ecology and how forests naturally recover from a burn. Also hear about long-term sustainability efforts as it relates to recreation and a renewed focus on stewardship of this beloved landscape.
These events are held at Lagunitas Community Room (237 NE Broadway). Cost is $10 which includes a beer and REI gear / other swag. All proceeds from this event will benefit Trailkeepers of Oregon and Friends of the Columbia Gorge.