The Forest Remembers

April 24, 2021
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April 24, 2021

Each year in late April, the staff, board and volunteers of North Coast Land Conservancy and members of the public have gathered together in the memorial grove at NCLC’s Circle Creek Conservation Center near 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, in light of the ongoing COVID pandemic, we will be hosting this event remotely. Staff and volunteers will join together virtually at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, to read aloud the names of those being honored. As in years past, Kit Ketcham will provide an introduction. The reading will be live streamed to our Facebook page—www.facebook.com/nclctrust/. Live streams are available to viewers with or without a Facebook account.

These generous memorial gifts 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