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Hells Bells, October 2017
Last Call for the Fall Gala!

The big night is just over a week away! (Where did October go?) 
When: Saturday October 28th, 5 - 9 p.m.
Where: 1002 L Ave, La Grande, OR
Price: $30 for teens and adults, $15 for kids 6-12, 5 and under free
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WE DO SELL OUT! You can register online through the link above, or by emailing Carina to reserve your tickets and pay with cash or check at the door.
We have some awesome travel packages lined up for our Silent Auction (although you can skip the bidding and buy them in advance!). Many of these stays sleep large groups, making them perfect to split with friends. Go ahead and check them out, call your people, and pick an adventure--a little advanced planning is a big help when it comes time to bid!
As always, our silent auction also has an amazing array of local crafts, books, art, and other goods. You can knock out your holiday shopping and support Hells Canyon at the same time!
This year's guest speaker Mark Darrach is a rare plant botanist and geologist with a deep knowledge base of the vascular plants and associated management issues of the Blue Mountains. He has discovered and published several plants that are new-to-science. Don't miss out on learning about some of the important, rare, and new plant species of our mission area!
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Introducing Hatham Al-Shabibi!

We are very excited to introduce to you Hatham Al-Shabibi, our new Wild Connections Campaign Coordinator! 
Hatham grew up in New England and in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee before living in the Midwest, Alaska, Europe, and Oregon (now for the second time). The Hells Canyon and Wallowa region grabbed Hatham's heart from the get-go, and he's excited to apply his background in communications, writing, public involvement, and a life-long love for the outdoors to lead GHCC's Wild Connections Campaign.
If you have questions about his work or want to partner with GHCC on our Wild Connections Campaign, give him a holler at

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Trust us, we know. It's hard to be an advocate and an activist all the time. Overwhelm is real, and we are living in overwhelming times.
However, if you can muster the energy, please call your representative. Calls are more impactful than emails. Your elected officials NEED to hear your opposition to two House bills:  
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GHCC works to protect and restore an extraordinarily diverse and beautiful wild area and its native inhabitants in the Northwest.  Your support makes our work possible.  Thank you!
~ Darilyn Parry Brown, Executive Director 
Upcoming Events
  • October 28: La Grande Fall Gala 
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Sponsor of the Month:
Thank you to The Mazamas Foundation for supporting our work!
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We're always looking for a few things. Your donation is tax deductible, and helps us save time and money. Thank you!
  • Refrigerator--our office fridge is dying and smells like it already has! 
  • Air purifier
  • 1st class stamps
  • Postcard stamps
Thank you EarthShare Oregon for supporting us through your workplace giving campaigns!  Learn how to donate a portion of your wages to Oregon causes here.
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