GOSW, in partnership with The Oregon Community Foundation, is excited to offer the Wallowa Funders Tour on June 13-15, 2018. The Wallowa Funders Tour will be a fascinating look at one of Oregon’s most beautiful communities.
Wallowa County is the historic homeland of the Nez Perce tribe. The Nez Perce are the Indigenous people of the Plateau who have lived on the Columbia River Plateau in the Pacific Northwest for at least 11,500 years. As a part of this experience, we will have an opportunity to meet with members of the Nez Perce tribe, hear their stories and deepen our understanding of the history and culture of the tribe.
Wallowa County is also home to a thriving arts and culture scene, a biomass campus that is converting previously un-usable trees into jobs and wood products, and new economies like brew pubs. We will also learn about how this community has successfully generated 100% high school graduation rates and high quality early childhood programs, while getting to know the community leaders who are making it happen.
A few highlights of the tour:
- Efforts by the Nez Perce Tribe and others to restore a fish habitat and protect valuable terrain at Wallowa Lake
- Exploring the alpine flora and fauna atop the spectacular Mt. Howard tram
- Learning how community and arts work together to improve the economy and impact educational outcomes
- Experience the historic Maxville, which was home to African American loggers at a time when Oregon’s constitution included a provision excluding blacks from the state.
- And much, much more
Don’t miss the chance to learn more about an interesting part of our region, as well as the opportunity to get to know some of your colleagues in philanthropy!
Attendees must book their own lodging. Wallowa Lake Lodge is offering reduced rates for this special event:
Standard room: $115
Deluxe room: $125
2-room unit: $175
1 bedroom cabin: $195
2 bedroom cabin: $229
To book your lodging, call 541-432-9821 and ask for June Newburn (General Manager), or Dave Early (Front Desk Manager).
Produced in Partnership with The Oregon Community Foundation and the Nez Perce Tribe
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