Celebrating Earth Day 2023 in Oregon

This Earth Month, we are excited to be a member of the Earth Day Oregon campaign. As a member, we join together with other nonprofits, businesses, and community members statewide to create a groundswell of support for the local organizations leading us to a sustainable future. Together, we can take meaningful action to create a brighter future, not just for Oregonians, but for native pollinators, plants, animals—and the habitats that we all depend upon to thrive.

Curious how you can can support IAE—and the work of other environmental nonprofits in the Willamette Valley and beyond? We’ve put together a list of ways you can get involved, and stay involved—with links to other organizations and opportunities to build community support for conservation and environmental causes in the days, weeks, and months to come.

1. Donate

This Earth Month, we encourage you to make a commitment to improving and restoring the land for future generations through supporting our work. JOIN US in building a stronger and more effective conservation movement through your charitable donation today. Your donation goes towards:

  • Restoring habitat and populations of threatened and endangered plants endemic to Oregon, to improve their chances of recovery.
  • Researching methods for restoring sagebrush habitat for the Greater Sage Grouse in the arid West.
  • Collaborating with Pueblo of Pojoaque to develop and implement the Forest Bound youth and elder engagement program in New Mexico.
  • Producing genetically diverse native seeds to create habitat resilient to climate change across the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest.

2. Volunteer

This Earth Day, IAE staff and volunteers will be out in the field with members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde to help restore prairie habitat for First Foods. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to [email protected] for more details!

Don’t forget to check the calendar of IAE events for regular volunteer opportunities, and fill out the volunteer form on our website to receive notifications whenever we are planning new volunteer events in the future.

3. Get Connected, Build Community

From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Earth Day the Institute for Applied Ecology, the Chintimini Wildlife Center, Seeds for the Sol, and the Corvallis Environmental Center will gather for the Earth Day After Work Party at Common Fields. Relax and mingle with other Earth Day Enthusiasts after your volunteer activities, and join us for a fun night of Earth Day celebrations!

Looking for other ways to be involved this month? Check out the calendar of events put together by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition for more opportunities to support local environmental causes! You can also explore a list of upcoming Earth Day activities and events in the Corvallis area at the Corvallis Environmental Center’s website.

Thank you to our business partners this Earth Day!

Huge thanks to Block 15 Brewing Co., Abacela Winery, Fender’s Blue Hemp, and Dell’Immagine Fine Art Photography for partnering with us this Earth Day, and supporting our mission to conserve native habitats and species! We are very grateful for their support.


Earth Day Oregon unites nonprofits, businesses, and community members statewide to create a groundswell of support for the local organizations leading us to a sustainable future. Learn more at earthdayor.org!