Arbor Day Raffle for Oregon’s Wildlands
In celebration of Arbor Day this month, Fang! will be selling raffle tickets from March 26th until April 26th to benefit Oregon Wild and the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. In light of the recent wildfires in the Columbia Gorge, we wanted to recognize our wildlife and the wilderness as this beauty and solitude is what makes where we live so special. And those that work so fiercely to protect it. Keeping our lands pristine is the highest priority.
Oregon Wild was founded in 1974, and has been instrumental in securing permanent legislative protection for some of Oregon’s most precious landscapes, including nearly 1.7 million acres of Wilderness, 95,000 acres of forests in Bull Run/Little Sandy watersheds (to safeguard the quality of Portland’s water supply) and almost 1,800 miles of Wild & Scenic Rivers.
In addition to Oregon Wild, the Wildland Firefighter Foundation will benefit from the event. Wildland Firefighter Foundation’s main focus is to help families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and to assist injured firefighters and their families. The Foundation came together as a group of volunteers in 1994, shortly after the Storm King tragedy.
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and their donations!
- Youngblood Nursery Inc. Rare Plants, Exceptional Service – woody ornamental nursery stock you need to see!
- Fessler Nursery – Seasonal ornamentals and tropical foliage (Look at what they donated below!)
- Kellogg Garden – Interested in organic gardening!
We can answer any questions you have about products found in our garden center. Come celebrate Arbor Day with us! And if you’re interested, here’s a little history about this special day too:
So, What is Arbor Day?
Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care.
When Is Arbor Day?
For many years, Arbor Day was celebrated on April 22, J. Sterling Morton’s birthday. Today, National Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April. All fifty states, Puerto Rico, and some U.S. territories have passed legislation adopting Arbor Day, which is celebrated on a date appropriate for tree planting in their region. Visit arborday.org to learn when Arbor Day is celebrated in your state
More about the Raffle:
Fang! will be selling raffle tickets from March 26th until April 26th to benefit Oregon Wild and the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. Cost: Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Prizes: Mounted houseplants, trees, shrubs, soil, gift certificates and more! Winners will be announced on Arbor Day, April 27th. Who Benefits: Oregon has seen a devastating number of wildfires this year. Oregon Wild works to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters as an enduring legacy for all Oregonians. Wildland Firefighter Foundation‘s main focus is to help families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and to assist injured firefighters and their families.Our sponsors!We would like to thank the Plant Kindness Project, Youngblood Nursery Inc. Rare Plants, Exceptional Service., Fessler Nursery and Kellogg Garden for their generous donations and participation in this event.