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Celebrate Earth Day (April 22) by joining North Coast Land Conservancy for its first ever Race for the Rainforest Reserve 5K/10K run/walk/hike. This virtual event will take place at the location of your choice any time between April 17-25. Hit the street, the trails, the beach, or the treadmill; it's up to you. 


Your participation will help North Coast Land Conservancy, a land trust based in Seaside, Oregon, reach the finish line on the largest land conservation project in its 36 year history, the 3,500 acre Rainforest Reserve. A coastal landscape of epic proportions. Basalt cliffs rising high above the rugged shoreline below. The Rainforest Reserve project is an exceptionally rare opportunity to create a sea-to-summit habitat corridor between coastal peaks and the ocean and restore a timber farm to a resilient coastal rainforest. Your help would mean we can complete our race to purchase 3,500 acres of rugged, forested peaks and streams next to one of the Oregon coast's most popular state parks, Oswald West State Park, by July 2021. The Rainforest Reserve is visible throughout Oregon’s north coast, and is a critical element of the natural scenic beauty that draws millions of visitors to the region each year. Its rocky peaks are home to highly specialized plant communities and its forested watersheds are the headwaters of the drinking water sources for the communities of Cannon Beach and Arch Cape. We would be so grateful if you became part of this historic effort to protect an iconic Oregon landscape. Thank you for your support! 


North Coast Land Conservancy began in 1985, when a group of people from communities throughout Oregon’s North Coast assembled to consider a new way to approach land conservation: cooperatively rather than confrontationally, to engage the whole community to do what was best for people, plants, and wildlife. 

NCLC has now conserved more than 5,000 acres of land in Clatsop, Tillamook, and Lincoln counties by acquiring land or conservation easements on private land from willing sellers. We have also helped transfer hundreds of acres of land to public ownership.