On behalf of the Talk About Trees forest education program and Oregon Women in Timber, thank you for your support of the 2017 Talk About Tree Annual Auction. The event was a great success! We had over 400 people in attendance, bringing in close to $90,000 dedicated to Talk About Trees, our statewide forest education program for pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Since 1991, we have reached more than 3 Million Students! The auction clearly plays an important role in Oregon Women in Timber’s ability to keep Talk About Trees growing.
Wayne Lundy of Castle Rock Washington won the “Partners in Education” fundraiser which raised funds for both the OLC Scholarship Foundation and the Talk About Trees forest education program. The prize was a mystery money jar filled with at least $500.
The NW Ford Dealers Advertising Association helped us out with a $5000 donation. They have donated a total of $96,000 to OWIT since 2002. We appreciate their continued support. Please thank your local Ford dealers next time you visit a Ford dealership!
We also thank the Oregon Logging Conference for partnering with us each year during their event. Together we continue to make a difference, supporting forestry education and the future of our industry.
After the auction, OWIT helped with the Oregon Logging Conference School Tours. Beth Krisko with Forests Today & Forever organized the event, seeing 633 students. Talk About Trees facilitators were on hand to teach students about trees and forestry careers along with foresters, and OLC board members.
On Saturday, at the OLC Family Day event, the Lane County Miss Oregon organization helped OWIT run the Bird Feeder Booth during the Saturday show. They had a great time and plan to continue to help with this event. The young ladies also help us during the auction along with the OSU Drill Team and OSU Forestry Club. It has been a pleasure to work with these organizations each year.
We thank you for your continued support and look forward to working with you next year!