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Legislation Introduced for Two New Wilderness Areas

Conservation Alliance grantee Oregon Natural Desert Association announced that Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkely introduced legislation yesterday to protect two new Wilderness areas in the John Day River Basin. The Cathedral Rock (photo above) and Horse Heaven Wilderness areas together comprise 18,000 acres of public land adjacent to or near the Wild and Scenic John Day River. The legislation would transfer important riverfront property into public hands, increasing access to this special river. The Alliance supported this campaign with a $30,000 grant in July, 2009.

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Member Companies Raise $40,000+ For The Conservation Alliance

 

In just four days, Conservation Alliance member companies raised more than $40,000 to protect wild places! Here are just a few of the highlights…‎

The Conservation Alliance Breakfast

"To understand a place, you need to drink from its many waters," said author Craig Childs at the Conservation Alliance Breakfast last week. Craig captivated a packed room and inspired people to listen to the stories that water tells us everyday — and protect it while we still have the chance.

The breakfast gives all of us a chance to be inspired and celebrate the victories we have seen in the last year and look ahead to the conservation challenges we must overcome. We are proud to announce that in the last year, our member companies and grantees helped to protect 1.6 million acres and 700 miles of rivers, remove two dams and acquire one climbing area. Last week, the industry also sent its appreciation to Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar for his decision to preserve wild desert landscapes and took the opportunity to highlight through pictures the reason for protecting these lands.

At last week's show, member companies really stepped it up to support the Alliance and because of their help, we will be able to push even more funds into protecting the wild places we love in 2011! Please see below to see how companies did their part…

The Annual Canada Goose Cup raised more than $8,300 for the Alliance. Thank you to all of the teams who participated!

Columbia Sportswear's OR fashion show Twitter promotion raised $4,500 for the Alliance.

Other member companies came together to offer up a huge lineup of awesome gear promotions, with all proceeds going directly to the Alliance. Together, companies raised more than $25,000!

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this Winter OR a resounding success. If you'd like to get involved at the summer show, please email serena@conservationalliance.com for more info.

Sweet Gear + Conservation-Minded Brands At Outdoor Retailer

Looking for a new pair of kicks to get muddy on the trail? How about a new water bottle or hydration pack to quench your thirst? Our member companies are offering screaming deals at Outdoor Retailer this week to benefit The Conservation Alliance. Below is a comprehensive list of the brands, the booths and the sweet schwag that will be up for grabs at the show. So, take a quick break from your meetings and boogie on over to one of the booths below and support great work of The Conservation Alliance and our grantees. After all, we're protecting your playground!

memberlogosColumbia, Booth #28001
Product: Ravenice, Men's and Women's.
Donation: 100% to The Conservation Alliance
Price: $40, MSRP $115
Hours: Happy Hour, Thursday, January 21, 4:30-6pm

Montrail, Booth #26001
Product: Sabino Trail Shoe
Price: $35, MSRP $100
Donation: proceeds will be split between The Conservation Alliance and Conservation Alliance grantee The Wilderness Support Center
Hours: Friday, January 22, 4-6pm

Brooks, Booth # 36123
Product: Brooks Cascadia 5.
Price: $50, MSRP $100
Donation: 100% to The Conservation Alliance
Hours: Thursday, January 21 – Friday, January 22, 11am-6pm each day

Ruff Wear, Booth # 33061
Product: Ruff Wear Sqwash dog toy
Price: $5, MSRP $9.99
Donation: 100% to The Conservation Alliance
Hours: available throughout the show

Stanley, Booth #21017
Product: Stanley eCycle Exchange Recycled & Recyclable mug and bottle. Two limited Edition Nineteen 13 Flasks for Auction
Price: $10 for bottle/mug. Silent Auction for Flask
Donation: 100% to The Conservation Alliance
Hours: Runs through the show and at Open Air Demo

Timex, Booth # 35125
Product: WS4 Watch
Price: $50, MSRP $200
Donation: 50% of revenue will go directly to The Conservation Alliance. IF all 300 watches are sold, Timex will provide an additional donation to a Conservation Alliance grantee.
Hours: Friday, January 22nd, 3-5pm.
Additional notes: limited quantity available

CamelBak, Booth # 15027
Product: SnoBlast Pack, limited edition – embroidered with The Conservation Alliance logo!
Price: $30, MSRP $79.99
Donation: 100% to The Conservation Alliance
Hours: available throughout the show,

Dansko, Booth #18027
Product: Dansko Shoes for Women and Men
Price: $75, MSRP $120-140
Donation: $10 of each shoe sale will be donated to The Conservation Alliance
Hours: available throughout the show

NEMO, Booth #1011
Product: Ditto Tote, made of repurposed NEMO tent samples and manufacturing seconds.
Price: $15, MSRP $19.95
Donation: 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Conservation Alliance
Hours: Available throughout the show

Osprey, Booth #8027
Product: Osprey Raptor 6 Hydration Pack
Price: $30, MSRP $79
Donation: 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Conservation Alliance
Hours: Thursday, January 21, 3-6pm

Black Diamond, Booth #5027
Product: Ion Headlamp
Price: $10, MSRP $19.95
Donation: 100% will benefit The Conservation Alliance
Hours: available throughout the show

Eagle Creek, Booth #22027
Product: ES Cargo Duffle, medium size. The perfect bag for hauling gear through the rainforests of Borneo or valuable schwag home from OR.
Price: $25, MSRP $75
Donation: 100% will benefit The Conservation Alliance
Hours: available throughout the show

Canada Goose, Booth # 5045
Product: Merino Wool Beanie
Price: $20, MSRP $50
Donation: 100% to The Conservation Alliance
Hours: Thursday, January 21, 2 – 4pm

Grabber, Inc., Booth #132
Product: 20-pack Hand Warmers or 8-pair Toe Warmers
Price: $5, MSRP: $10 Hand / $15 Toe
Donation: 100% to The Conservation Alliance
Hours: All Day January 23-24, 2010

Horny Toad, Booth #30051
Product: Men's and Women's Cashmoore fleece styles
Price: $20-$40, MSRP $76-$110
Donation: 10% of the proceeds to The Conservation Alliance
Hours: available throughout the show

Party It Up, and Support the Conservation Alliance at Winter OR!

Here at The Conservation Alliance we're getting excited for next week's Outdoor Retailer, so we decided to put together a list of all of the great events we have going on next week. Whether you're looking for some wild inspiration, a rockin' party or some sweet gear that benefits a great cause – we have a packed line-up.

And make sure to check back as we'll be updating our blog during the show – featuring words and photos from the day and spotlighting our member companies who are stepping it up at Winter OR. And make sure to follow us on Twitter at @conservationall!

All right folks, click this link, grab your calendars and mark it up for The Conservation Alliance!

Melting Glaciers at The Conservation Alliance Breakfast

The Conservation Alliance is so excited about James Balog's presentation at the upcoming Conservation Alliance Breakfast that we wanted to give you a sneak peek at what to expect. The Breakfast is Friday, January 22, 7-8:50 AM at The Marriott in Salt Lake City. We hope to see those of you who will be in town for the Outdoor Retailer show!

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