$5,000 Raised....$20,000 To Go!
On Sunday February 26th 2017 we hosted our 2nd annual Field Day at Hopkins Demonstration Forest! Despite the rain and even a few snow warnings we were thrilled to have over 200 people come out to explore the forest. The event is our kick off to a bevy of events in April to celebrate earth month. Our goal is $25,000 to help support the Hopkins Demonstration Forest, a local non-profit dedicated to education and preservation of local forests. To get the fundraising started, we donated $5,000 at our field day event!! Read on to take a peek into the day and find out how you can get involved!
The morning started off cold and rainy but 200 of you proved that you're were true north westerners, showing up in layers and ready to go ! Guests were welcomed into Everett Hall to warm up and get their swag, #1TreeCan lunch bags from the team at Hopkins and some Aveda stress relief lotion from Dosha! After some coffee this crew was ready to go!!
Exploring the Forest
Hopkins volunteers led small groups through the forest on a guided tour! Many of the volunteers are local foresters themselves, who rely on Hopkins for education for maintaining their own property. This is where the magic of Hopkins really came to life! Several pit stops along the way gave us insight into what it takes to maintain a forest and how to do so using Oregon best practices. Not only were we filled with education but we also got to enjoy the beauty of the forest!
After a brisk hike our crew was welcomes back to Everett Hall for a yummy sandwich spread and homemade soups! The break gave us a chance to catch our breath and gear up for the afternoon!
The rain held out just long enough for us to get our hands in the dirt and give back! After a quick tutorial, we were on our way to planting trees in a recently cleared spot in the forest. We loved getting the opportunity to get our hands in the dirt and give back to the earth and to Portland!
Help us Reach Our Goal!
Interested in helping us give back?! There are lots of ways to get involved and help raise money for this incredible local forest! Check them out and help us reach our goal!!!
- April 18th -Aveda Institute Portland Cut-A-Thon- Pop in for a haircut and all the service dollars for the day will go toward our donation!! Help us raise funds by inviting your friends and family to make an appointment on this day only!
- April 27th- Join us for our 10th annual Evening 4 Earth. A Soiree in the heart of downtown Portland filled with Hair and Makeup runway show, live demos, live music, drinks, educational booths and MORE!! All ticket sales go toward donation!
- April 1st-30th- Stop into any Dosha Salon Spa location or the Aveda Institute Portland to make a direct donation.
For more information on all our events take a look here: https://dosha.org/earthmonth