Sesame Street should be proud of me. Look how many "S's" I used in my blog post title!
I stretched my alliterative mind muscles because the house party in honor of the Crag Law Center's 10th anniversary that I'm publicizing deserves to be noticed by people in the Salem, Oregon area who care about protecting our state's natural environment.
Without attorney Ralph Bloemers and the Crag Law Center our south Salem neighborhood couldn't have successfully fought the threat that a 43-lot subdivision posed to our ground and surface water.
So in addition to friends and neighbors, I'm spreading the house party word to other people in hopes that you'll join in saying "thank you" to a terrific public service environmental law outfit.
The house party is next Sunday, September 25, 4 to 6 pm, at the home of the Strong's -- who live at 360 Fawk Street SE (a block north of Hoyt, and a block east of Commercial). Here's a Google Maps link:
See below for a message from Margaret and Arnold Strong, and an invitation to the house party. Photographic art work of Oregon's natural beauty will be displayed. Wine will be served. And yes... there will be a low-pressure opportunity to make a donation to the Crag Law Center.
Please join Arnold and I as we open our home on behalf of our dear friends at Crag. The Crag Law Center is celebrating its tenth anniversary of supporting community efforts to protect and sustain the Pacific Northwest's natural legacy.
Ralph Bloemers and Chris Winter have been our friends for eight years. Their work on behalf of the wild places and the great outdoors here in the Northwest has strengthened the richness of our wilderness areas and helped to keep this great place we call home as wonderful as it is. CRAG is preparing to defend our forests before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The artwork we will display in our home is a combination of new pieces that will be available at the Wild Shots auction in November and some of the Wild Shots that we have won at auction in years past.
We are delighted to feature these beautiful portraits of the life in the wild from Rainier to Hood, from the Oregon Coast to the Cascade Mountain range, from the roar of the Columbia River to azure of Crater Lake, from the Polar bears of Alaska to the pronghorn sheep of the high deserts of Oregon. This will be an event you will appreciate.
Help us to sustain the work of Crag Law Center by joining us. If you can't be with us at the event, please consider making a contribution to their work directly. Crag is a non-profit law center. Their work is made possible by the ongoing contributions of those of us who support their work. You can learn more here.
Please RSVP to either myself at [email protected] or to Margaret at [email protected] or 503.931.6681.
We look forward to seeing you here in our home!
Margaret and Arnold