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Wild Diversity is a project that elevates people of color & the queer community in the outdoors. We also offer resources to queer, minority and low income youth. We are here to provide a safe and welcoming space for our community to explore outdoor adventures in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Join Portland Audubon expert birders Greg Smith and Candace Larson on a 3-hour birdwatching excursion on beautiful Sauvie Island, where we will seek out a diverse array of wintering waterfowl, raptors, cranes and songbirds. We'll make multiple stops in various habitats as we learn the basics of bird ecology and identification. Beginners welcome, binoculars available!
Bird Watch Location: Sauvie's Island
Meeting Location: Leaven Community Center
Start Date: January 19, 2019
Meeting Time: 8:00AM
End Time: 1:00PM
Cost: Sliding Scale $5-$35 Donation
You’ll Need to Bring:
- Dress similar for a hike: hiking boots, warm layers, rain jacket/pants, warm gloves, warm hat as needed
- Bring a packed lunch and snack as there will be no scheduled stops.
- Sauvie’s Parking pass if you have one.
Register so we know you are coming!
As a part of the BIPOC or LGBTQ communities, we invite you to un-learn everything you have experienced with climbing culture and be a part of building a community centered around you. Let’s create something new, foster an environment of learning, and climb!
Location: Mazamas - 527 SE 43rd Ave
Start Date: January 20, 2019
Cost: Sliding Scale $10 NOTAFLOF
What is provided: Harness, shoes and climbing equipment.
What You’ll Need to Bring: Any personal gear you prefer.
Register so we know you are coming. Donate at the door, pay online
Looking for belay volunteers!
There is so much beauty in the winter season, its time to breakout of your den and see for yourself! This Snow Camping trip will be a fun fill weekend of creating, exploring and building. We will snowshoe in about a mile with our gear loaded onto pulks (sleds for hauling gear). We will build a variety of snow shelters igloos, dugloos and snow trenches for our night in the snow. Yes, we are sleeping on the snow! You will also learn basic backcountry camping and cooking techniques.
Friday Evening: We will meet & greet; pack our gear and put our pulks together. No overnight on Friday.
Saturday Morning: We will return and set out to Wy'east for our overnight adventure.
Sunday Afternoon: We will return to Portland.
This trip is a great opportunity for all experience levels to enjoy snow camping and gain knowledge and confidence. This event is open to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous , People of Color) as well as queer and trans folx. We are reserving half of all the spot for BIPOC folx so you will notice our multiple ticketing options when you register.
Camping Location: Bennet Pass
Meeting Location: Leaven Community 5431 NE 20thAve, Portland, OR
PreTrip Prep: Friday, Feb 8, 2019 at 6PM
Start Date: Sat, Feb 9, 2019
Meeting Time: 8am
End Date: Feb 10, 2019
End Time: 3pm
Closest Airport: Portland, International
Includes: Transportation to trailhead, food, packs, pulks, sleeping bags, stoves, bowls, utensils.
You need to bring: Personal clothing, boots, toiletries. A detailed list will be sent out with your registration confirmation. Wild Diversity's gear library has limited selection personal of clothing and boots available to borrow for this trip. Please let us know in advance if you hope to utilize our clothing and boots.
Trip Leaders: Iggy & Adrian
December 15: Ugly Holiday Sweater Snowshoe
December 10: Herbs for Self Care - DIY Gifts Series
December 3: Salts & Sugars - DIY Gifts Series
December 1: Body Butter - DIY Gifts Series
November 24: Day Hike at Tryon Creek
November 23: Black Friday Un-Climb Night
November 18: Winter Hair Oils - DIY Gifts Series
November 17: Bird Walk with Audubon Portland
November 11: PJ’s & Movies
November 7: Karaoke Night
October 28: Haunted House Field Trip
October 21: Fall Mushroom Foraging
September 28-30: Car Camping
September 22: Get Paddling
September 15: Bird Walk with Portland Audubon
September 14-16: Paddling Weekend Trip
September 10: Un-Climb Night
September 6-9: POC Centered Backpacking Trip
September 1-3: Beginner Backpacking Trip
August 19: Basic Fire Building
August 6: Un-Climb Night
August 1: Archery Night
July 15: Wild at the Coast