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Community Friends Program

Nearby Nature believes that everyone in our community should have the opportunity to discover, learn, and grow in nature nearby. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, whether or not you own a car, or what your family looks like. Everyone needs nature.   

With this in mind, we started a new program in December 2013 called the Community Friends Initiative. Here’s how it works.

  • First, you decide you would like to support a family in need.
  • Second, you purchase a Nearby Nature Community Friends gift membership.
  • Third, Nearby Nature gifts this membership to a low-income family from within our program participants (or we donate it to a local service organization that can identify such a family for us).
  • Last, and most importantly, a family in need gets to participate in our nature programs for free or at lower cost for the next year.

With a Nearby Nature membership, a family can attend our Weekend Nature Quests and Green Start programs plus our Haunted Hike for free — a $50+ value! Members also get discounts on No-School-Day Adventures and Summer Daycamps.

So how can you help make healthy outdoor adventures accessible to every family in our community? Click on the icon below to make your donation today!

Community Friends $50 Membership: Your gift will be donated to a family in need identified by Nearby Nature staff or a local social service group (click on icon to make payment).


You can also write a check or provide credit card information for this program on the membership form here and mail your contribution to Nearby Nature. OR call 541-687-9699 and make your contribution by phone.

Thanks so much for all you do to support kids and nature!

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