2020 Oregon Walkstar Awards

We’re changing it up this year. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are going online for this year’s Walkstar Awards (formerly the Weston Awards). Join us at the Oregon Walkstar Awards, on Friday, Sept 18th, online!   Nominate your Walkstar Today Nominate someone/group you consider a walkstar! Walkstar winners are community organizers, rabblerousing groups, business leaders, …

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Join Our Board

Oregon Walks is currently accepting applications for new volunteer board of directors members! Do you believe walking is a solution for health, climate and transportation justice? Do you believe every person in Oregon should have access to safe, convenient and attractive walking conditions? Would you like to join a grassroots organization committed to deepening and …

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Walking Through A Pandemic

Dear Oregon Walks’ Supporters, Izzy and I, along with our dedicated board and committee members, are working hard to absorb and incorporate our equity learning and practice.  It’s a crucial part of the mission and promise of Oregon Walks–to promote walking and create conditions that make walking safe, convenient, and attractive for every person in …

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Keep Calm and Walk On

We know the social distancing Oregon is practicing as we work to #flattenthecurve is impacting every person in our state. We want to invite you to join us in the #keepcalmwalkon challenge we are kicking off here at Oregon Walks. As the only statewide nonprofit dedicated to promoting walking and advocating for conditions that make it safe, accessible, and …

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Postponed: 2020 Walkstar Awards

We are postponing the 2020 Walkstar Awards due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please stay tuned for more information as we work on rescheduling the event. During this time of social distancing, school and business shutdowns, and anxiety about what the future holds — all Oregonians are being impacted by Covid-19 pandemic. Oregon Walks is here …

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2020 Community Challenge Walking Grants: Oregon Edition

Oregon Walks is thrilled to announce the 2020 Community Challenge Walking Grants: Oregon Edition This year, we have awarded five grantees with small grants to seed walking projects. The awardees are as follows: Beyond Black CDC is an African American/ Black Community Development Corporation that aims to strengthen the African American/Black community in Rockwood by …

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2019 Highlights

Happy 2020 Friends!   As we walk into this new year, I feel incredibly grateful for the work of walkstars like you who are helping Oregon Walks fight to promote walking as a climate justice, health justice, and transportation justice issue. Soon, we’ll be sending out our 2019 annual report, but in the meantime, I …

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