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Historic Climate Investments Underway by the Portland Clean Energy Fund Program

Portland’s Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) is busy launching its inaugural 5-year Climate Investment Plan, which invests $750 million into climate justice projects in Portland communities. Read more about how this transformative program continues to center climate justice, evolves as additional revenue from billion dollar corporations provides more opportunities, and how you can weigh in to ensure the program does not get weakened.

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Cape Perpetua, photo by Oregon Marine Reserves

2024 Legislative Recap

The 2024 short legislative session concluded on March 7 after a month of frantic politicking. We want to thank all of you who weighed in with your legislators on behalf of nature. It takes sustained effort to move the needle in the legislature, and we couldn’t do it without you. Your advocacy and engagement is what makes Bird Alliance of Oregon so effective.

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Expanding Our Community with Bird Song Walks!

For close to 40 years, Bird Song Walks have invited Portland metro area residents to celebrate and track spring migration together. At a host of different locations throughout the city, a dedicated group of volunteers, staff, and neighborhood residents gather weekly to note the comings and goings of species through the chorus of songs that fill the early morning air.

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Announcing Our New Name!

A year ago we announced our decision to drop the name Bird Alliance of Oregon and find a new name that better reflects our mission and values, one that would make this organization a more welcoming place for all people. It brings us great joy to share with you today our new name: Bird Alliance of Oregon

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Environmental Justice and Bird Alliance of Oregon: Past, Present, and Future

Bird Alliance of Oregon has a long history of working to advance conservation initiatives that incorporate key tenets of the environmental justice movement. This work is especially important now because we have reached a critical point in terms of environmental damage and social and environmental justice reckoning.

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Digging Deeper: Backyard Habitat Certification Program Update

In 2022, BHCP hit a programmatic milestone of enrolling the 10,000th participant! Our enrolled participants’ land now totals over 2,453 acres, which together is about four times the size of Powell Butte Nature Park in East Portland. These pockets of habitat form important corridors to support wildlife, manage stormwater, and increase access to greenspaces within urban spaces.

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