Local Organizations

Marion County Environmental Services provides residents and visitors with innovative solid waste, parks, noxious weed, and water quality programs. They also offer resources for more efficient recycling and sustainable waste disposal education. Access their website here.

The OEC works to protect the environment by helping individuals live green; helping businesses, farmers, and health providers thrive with sustainable practices; and helping elected officials create practical policy. Access their website here.

The Salem Audubon Society is a non-profit organization with the mission of connecting people to nature, through education focused on birds, other wildlife and their habitats, and conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems.  They organize birding field trips, nature walks,  monthly meetings and a variety of traveling educational programs. Access their website here.

The Straub Environmental Center connects the community of the mid-Willamette valley with nature through educational programming that gives people direct educational experiences outdoors. Access their website here.

350 Salem is a chapter of international climate justice movement 350.org. Their mission is to build an inclusive grassroots movement that targets keeping fossil fuels in the ground, advocates for a just transition to a renewable energy economy, and supports community-based resilience in response to the climate crisis. Access their website here