The Northwest Earth Institute staff is back in the office this week after our annual Staff Retreat in Parkdale, Oregon. For the past six years staff has gathered once a year in a donor’s home that borders the Mount Hood National Forest, with majestic Mount Hood and a several hundred-year-old Ponderosa Pine tree presiding over our annual visioning and strategic planning sessions. This year marks NWEI’s 20th Anniversary, and the retreat was focused on planning for the launch of our new online platform and website this Spring, as well as our upcoming 20th Anniversary party on May 16th.

In celebration of 20 years, NWEI staffers’ families were also invited for a day of feasting on home-cooked foods and walking in the woods. The next generation was also represented with two new babies and a three-year-old joining in the fun!

NWEI Staff, friends and family members enjoy snow and sledding near Mount Hood in Parkdale, Oregon last week

NWEI Staff, friends and family members enjoy snow and sledding near Mount Hood in Parkdale, Oregon last week

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