This year has certainly gotten off to a dramatic start, with its record snow storms and constantly churning political news. But it’s February in Portland, and that means we can start to think about milder weather as our predictably rainy spring approaches.
Just two weeks ago we completed another successful ChocolateFest. The crowds were a bit smaller this year due to traffic congestion from the post-inauguration protests, but those who made it, loved it.
Are you interested in learning more about another culture? Consider renting a room in your home to one of our International Fellows. We are currently selecting the top scholars for our International Fellowship Program this year. They will arrive in April to begin their six-month research program. Read more about this opportunity on our website and think about all you can gain by sharing your home with an international forestry scholar.
Gala to Honor Leadership Hall Inductees
The World Forestry Center is excited to announce a special Gala on Saturday,
April 8, to honor our 210 distinguished Forestry Leadership Hall Inductees, both living and deceased. Proceeds from this event will be used to support the vitally important work of the World Forest Institute that extends the legacy of our Inductees to a global level.
World Forestry Center Partnership
The World Forestry Center partners with local and statewide nonprofits to benefit forestry knowledge sharing and networking. Our Senior Fellow, Rick Zenn, sits on the board of Oregon Community Trees, creating a strong bond between our two organizations.
"Oregon Community Trees (OCT) and the World Forestry Center have been partners since the 90's when the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) first started the state urban and community forestry program. We have collaborated on many different projects, tours, conferences, publications, arbor week, and professional development for teachers. As more of our International Fellows come to Portland to work on urban issues, OCT and ODF have been great resources for us. It has been a pleasure for us to co-sponsor the annual state conference and have staff and Fellows participate." ~Rick Zenn