It has been a long, hot, difficult summer. From floods to fires, entire communities, livelihoods, and ecosystems have been destroyed. Every day, our thoughts are with all those affected. The rains continue to fall and fires continue to rage, but those not directly under siege are wondering: what’s next? What can I do to help?
We are putting together this list of resources so we can all come together and rebuild — but we need your help. Please comment below with any resources for rebuilding trails affected by wildfires across the US. Because, as the Outdoor Industry Association is known for saying: alone we’re strong, but together we’re a force.
We’re going to start with resources we know of close to our home in Portland, OR. Again, if you know of other resources, please comment with a link so we can add it to this post.
Rebuild the Columbia Gorge with the Trailkeepers of Oregon
The Eagle Creek Fire has burned thousands of acres and it’s still going. But as the firefighters brave the flames, rebuilding forces are already coming together — and you can join them. Trailkeepers of Oregon focuses on trails across the state, which means trails affected by any one of the many fires we’ve seen so far. Sign up with Trailkeepers of Oregon here.
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Help Us Get More Resources
This is not a complete post. Please help us make it complete by commenting with other organizations citizens can get involved in to help rebuild once the fires die.