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2004-present Represented Yachats community and VtF at land use and sustainability conferences and governmental and organizational meetings.
2004-2015 Developed relationships with land-owners and partners in an attempt too acquire 1000 acres.
2004-2015 Researched, arranged and /or presented educational and sessions and public awareness symposiums on ecological protection
2004-present Conducted outreach and education via brochures, newsletters, press releases, and a website plus setting up booths at a variety of events.
2005-2006 Became holder of the Kittel Conservation Easements
2005-present Fundraises for land acquisition
2006- 2007 Co-sponsored Giant Spruce Tree designated as an Oregon Heritage Tree
2007 Co-sponsored 100th anniversary event of the Siuslaw National Forest
2010 Paid for capital improvements to new section of the Amanda Trail
2009-2011 Wrote and received the grant for Amanda Bridge project and solicited matching funds
2010-2011 Became holder of the Gerdemann Botanical Preserve Conservation Easement
2011 Co-sponsored kiosk at the Yachats State Park about Central Coast history.
2012-2013 Became holder of the Gerdemann Public Trail Easement and contributed funds to its building
2007, 2011 to present Set up and maintained two Yachats Trails funds- Amanda Trail fund and General Trails fund
2012, 2013, & 2014 Co-sponsored National Trails Day with Siuslaw National Forest
2012 Set up the Gerdemann Botanical Preserve Endowment as well as GBP maintenance fund
2007-2013 Wrote and received grant from the Oregon Parks Foundation Fund for the construction of the Ya’Xaik Trail
2013 Became holder of the Bryan Conservation Easement
2015 Acquired 1/3 acre for preservation and to protect the Gerdemann Botanical Preserve
2015-present Established the Ben Christensen fund to create local First Nation interpretive signs
2015 Wrote and received an Oregon Parks Foundation Fund grant for the First Nation interpretive sign project.  Solicited donations for this project.
2016 Purchased and installed the Ben Christensen Memorial Bench on the Amanda Trail in partnership with the Yachats Trails Committee
2016 Wrote and was awarded funds from the Ford Family Foundation for the Yachats Community Garden to build raised beds.
2016 Financially contributed to “Bring Portia Home” Yachats Public Art project




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