Smart Energy Supports Oregon State Parks Trust

 

It's hard to imagine Oregon without its beautiful state parks.

Roaring waterfalls, mysterious caves, glacial peaks, and vast ocean vistas are just some of the many wonders found in the 240 state parks across Oregon. The thousands of rivers and lakes and numerous culturally significant landmarks provide cherished opportunities to escape, unwind, play, discover and inform us where we have been and where we are headed.

Oregon State Parks Trust is the only statewide not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing Oregon's outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational sites for the enjoyment of present and future generations. The projects taken on by the Trust range from restoring iconic cultural landmarks and increasing interpretive offerings, to promoting sustainability initiatives within the state park system. Through donations and private contributions, OSPT helps improve our beloved Oregon parks in all corners of the state - from the Oregon Coast, Willamette Valley and the Columbia Gorge, to Southern and Eastern Oregon.

Oregon State Parks Trust is a strong advocate of promoting sustainable design within parks and was delighted to partner with NW Natural in the 2011 Smart Energy campaign. New Smart Energy customers were given a choice to receive a personal gift from NW Natural shareholders or have a contribution made to Oregon State Parks Trust. We are proud to report that hundreds of new customers chose to support Oregon's parks and as the result, the Trust received $10,000 from the company's shareholders. The generous donation was instrumental to Oregon State Parks Trust ongoing efforts of enhancing some of Oregon's most exceptional places.