The Forest Remembers 2023

April 29, 2023

April 29, 2023

Each year in late April, the staff, board and volunteers of North Coast Land Conservancy and members of the public have gathered together at NCLC’s Circle Creek Conservation Center (32825 Rippet Road, Seaside) for a special program we call The Forest Remembers, honoring friends and loved ones who are no longer with us. In the grove, we read aloud the names of all those who have been honored with memorial gifts to NCLC, this year and throughout our history. As the list grows, we are reminded of the human community that surrounds and connects us all.

This year, we are resuming an in-person gathering for this event! Staff and volunteers will join together at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, to read aloud the names of those being honored. The public is invited to attend. In accordance with CDC and OHA guidance, we are requiring all attendees to be fully vaccinated at the time of the event.

The generous memorial gifts we receive ensure that our legacy continues, and that beautiful, healthy wildlife habitat will survive on the Oregon Coast for future generations, forever. To make a gift to North Coast Land Conservancy in memory of a loved one, please click the DONATE button and follow the instructions. Alternately, mail a check to NCLC at PO Box 67, Seaside OR 97138. Please include a note with your name, the name of the person(s) you wish to memorialize, and the name, email address, and mailing address of anyone to whom you would like NCLC to send a memorial notice.

“Memories of those whose lives are finished on this earth bring tears to those who are left behind; we come to the forest for solace and peace, for we remember, and the Forest Remembers.”
—From The Forest Remembers: Litany of Remembrance, by Kit Ketcham