img_1892Blue Mountain Biodiversity Project Annual Benefit Show
Friday, March 10th from 7pm to 10pm
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland
$10-20 suggested donation. All ages, wheelchair accessible

Join us in celebrating the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project and supporting them in continuing their critical work! BMBP is a forest defense organization that has been successfully defending Eastern Oregon forests for the last 25 years against ecological destruction.

BMBP calls on the Portland community to stand together, celebrate strengths, and move forward. This night of humor, music, libations, and stories lights the way.

Featuring music by:

A Stick A Stone – blending haunting melodies, atmospheric strings, ethereal harmonies, and potent lyricism; Cinder Well – folk from the depths; Johanna Warren – named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Songwriters You Need to Know” in 2015, crafts powerful songs in unusual time signatures, weaving adept finger-picking with potent poetry.

And other fun things:

Raffle prizes will include photos, CDs, art, jewelry, books, home brewed wine and more! Storytelling from the field! Volunteers will tell evocative stories from field surveying. Presentation by Karen Coulter, the Director of Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project. Beer, cider and savory and sweet snacks will be available.

Attendance at this event will help Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project fight destructive timber sales on four National Forests in Eastern Oregon. Funds raised by the benefit will help to support this year’s field season. Every summer, BMBP volunteers come out to camp in the woods with the directors and field survey thousands of acres of proposed timber sales. The information they collect becomes evidence used in the comments submitted to the Forest Service, and in potential negotiations and litigation.

The Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project has been working to protect and restore the ecosystems of Eastern Oregon for over 25 years. BMBP works to stop or modify projects on public lands that threaten ecological integrity and biodiversity, such as logging, road building, livestock grazing, herbicide and biocide use, and mining. We work in the Malheur, Ochoco, Umatilla, and Deschutes National Forests. These efforts help protect numerous species, including salmon, wolves, lynx, rare woodpeckers, Pacific fishers, marten, and wolverine.

Thank you for your support; we look forward to seeing you at the benefit!