Happy Birthday NatureConnect NW!
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

Happy Birthday NatureConnect NW!

  • Caldera Public House at 6031 SE Stark Street Portland, OR USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's a party, and YOU are invited!  

We have reserved Caldera Public House, a cozy, comfy and convenient location near Mt. Tabor to share the evening with the NatureConnect Tribe and friends to celebrate NCNW's 2nd Birthday. We have a great celebration planned and we want you to be part of it!

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Annual Winter Community Circle - Gathering the Bones
Dec
17
2:00 PM14:00

Annual Winter Community Circle - Gathering the Bones

Register soon for this annual community completion opportunity. Occurring on the New Moon, just before the deep time of Winter Solstice, we will use quiet, reflection, story, art, song and sharing in sacred circle as gateways into the tender pathways of our hearts. Always held in good company. 

Please plan to come dressed in layers, bring a warm blankie, your journal, a hot beverage cup, and herbs or small dry sticks for feeding the fire. A donation basket will be available if you wish to contribute to our work in restoration projects, or to the scholarship fund. This is a free gathering. 

 

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Epiphany Women's Retreat - Mending & Tending Together in a Time of Ashes
Jan
5
to Jan 7

Epiphany Women's Retreat - Mending & Tending Together in a Time of Ashes

  • Hidden Lake Retreat Center (map)
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Our Annual Epiphany Retreat for Women opens a doorway to completing the year with quality time and attention as we begin to turn towards the new year and the challenges and gifts it offers. This year's program will be a reflection of 2017: unprecedented and extraordinary. 

Join us to prepare yourself and the path you will choose to travel in the days ahead.  

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Winter Circle - A Weekly Gathering of Women
Jan
23
to Feb 27

Winter Circle - A Weekly Gathering of Women

Stories teach us how to live. They anchor our experiences and our relationships. They change us. They make sense and meaning of our past and create our future.

Gather with us in community to enhance and sustain our relationship to Nature over the season of dark nights through a deep exploration of the stories in which we live.

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Introducing the 2018 NatureConnect Northwest Immersion Program
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Introducing the 2018 NatureConnect Northwest Immersion Program

NCNW's Immersion Program opportunity provides a web-like, integrated and whole program structure that makes nature connection more available and real, empowering participants to discover their already-existing hidden gifts and capacities for developing a grounded strength of being and robustness so they are enabled to engage fully and be present in life on the planet. 

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Autumn Escape!  Tracking the Wild
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Autumn Escape! Tracking the Wild

Tracking is an ancient skill; it may be our oldest form of storytelling. Tracking reveals the hidden lives and movements of the creatures we long to see and understand. 

We will be in the wild along the Sandy River at Oxbow Park where nature offers forest, river, wildlife, and tracks of all kinds!  It's a treasure-chest of discovery! 

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Sisters of the Waters make Radical Joy for Hard Times, June 17 & 18
Jun
17
to Jun 18

Sisters of the Waters make Radical Joy for Hard Times, June 17 & 18

On this special Earth Exchange near Summer Solstice, we will turn our attention towards the waters and other places we love and bring gratitude and kindness to the wounds we see and feel. We witness what is lost, celebrate the beauty and use art and attention as we gift our thanks back to Earth's waters.

Join us for Saturday's Ceremony and Art from noon to dusk or continue on Sunday at our Rivers Honoring Camp. 

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High Spring Escape! Wildflowers in the Foothills
May
6
9:30 AM09:30

High Spring Escape! Wildflowers in the Foothills

Explore the floodplain of the Tualatin River Basin at its National Wildlife Preserve where we'll look for the protected Nelson's checker-mallow. Then on to White Oak Preserve, a 30-acre private preserve in the Newberg foothills. This lovingly stewarded land has distinct ecosystems and plentiful opportunities to enjoy all the signs of spring, including rare plants and butterflies.

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Epiphany Retreat: Traversing the Times
Jan
5
to Jan 8

Epiphany Retreat: Traversing the Times

The return of the light marks a unique and momentary time each year. We like to spend ours at the edge of the great sea, where imagination, dreams, fluidity and timelessness can visit us most easily.  What a year we will be closing! What future calls us and how will we respond? Epiphany lends clues and suggestions like no other time can. Embracing the darkness as it greets the light, we find responses in our body and spirit, our words and deeds, that can surprise us. 

Our retreat base will be near Neskowin. The Salmon River and estuary, the Pacific Ocean and sandy shore, Cascade Head with tales of salmon and fire will greet and hold us. Other companions may include sea lions, eagles, river otters, sea birds, cedar trees, mosses and lichens, deer, and elk.

This special, annual women-only retreat brings together Judy Todd, founder & inherent naturalist & Amanda Zabel, soul guide in dream and grief work. Together they vow to create a container of depth, magic and nature experience and connection unlike any other. 

By request, we are also offering optional pre and post retreat mentoring, guiding and conversations to deepen your experience, and for far away travelers, to extend your time and make it especially valuable. Register now to assure a place as this retreat is limited. For details and to register, contact Judy Todd, 503-260-4995 or email Judy at judy@natureconnectnw.com. 

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Winter Gathering:  Gathering the Bones
Dec
17
12:00 PM12:00

Winter Gathering: Gathering the Bones

Join this special time of story, celebration, witness and wonder as we discern the patterns and connections of our year's journey as we begin to close the 2016 year. Time for every voice to be heard and each story to be told that reveals our truest self, sometimes directly, often by reflection from the voice of another. This event held in very good company. 

Light snacks, warm fire and new friends and connections. Donations will be accepted, never required. Location TBD. To assist in planning contact Judy Todd 503-260-4995

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EXCURSION:  Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and Long Beach Peninsula
Oct
7
to Oct 9

EXCURSION: Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and Long Beach Peninsula

Shorebirds will be arriving at their wintering grounds. It will be cranberry harvest. And the peninsula will be hosting the One Sky, One World kite festival. Join us on Washington's beautiful Long Beach Peninsula. We will traverse the peninsula from the quiet mystery of Willapa Bay & Oysterville through wetlands, forest and dunes - to the Pacific Ocean, engaging the elements, creatures, and magic that we encounter.

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PARTNER EVENT:  Love Your Columbia!
Aug
20
10:00 AM10:00

PARTNER EVENT: Love Your Columbia!

A special event in partnership with Columbia Riverkeeper

Join us at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers at Kelly Point Park for this family and pet friendly river event. We’ll enjoy tracking, play, litter pick up, species ID, picnicking, sharing, flag making, and giving blessings and songs at the water’s edge.

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ESCAPE!  Boats and Birds
Aug
13
9:00 AM09:00

ESCAPE! Boats and Birds

We're combining some of our favorite activities in a full, fun day outdoors! Paddlers (kayaks and canoes) will enjoy the lovely waters near the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge, while others seek sightings of birds in the refuge itself. Then we'll gather together to share stories and food. For ages 16 - Elder.

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PARTNER EVENT:  Radical Joy for Hard Times 7th Annual Global Earth Exchange
Jun
18
4:00 PM16:00

PARTNER EVENT: Radical Joy for Hard Times 7th Annual Global Earth Exchange

On this day, people gather around the world in wounded landscapes to create beauty. In this simple yet powerful practice, we transform ourselves, one another, and our relationship to these places.

In Portland, we will gather at Cathedral Park in Portland's St. John's neighborhood to focus on the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. For information and meetup details, contact jan.shannon.home@gmail.com.

Learn more about Radical Joy for Hard Times

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PARTNER EVENT:  Vigil for a Clear-cut
Jun
15
9:30 AM09:30

PARTNER EVENT: Vigil for a Clear-cut

To spend time in an old-growth forest that has been clear-cut is to experience awe, sorrow, compassion, and opportunities both to mourn and to heal nature and self. During the day we'll have solo time in one of the vast clear-cuts on Vancouver Island. Evenings we'll spend in our campground in a beautiful protected ancient forest.

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