Giving Back to the Outdoors: The Conservation Alliance – Osprey Packs Experience
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Giving Back to the Outdoors: The Conservation Alliance

As an outdoor company, our roots are set deep in our wild lands. Our favorite places to hike, ski and climb are the very places that inspire us to create our packs. With Summer Outdoor Retailer madness upon us, we’re psyched to be a supporting member of the Conservation Alliance. The Alliance is a is a group of outdoor industry companies that give back to the outdoors by disbursing its collective annual membership dues to grassroots conservation groups.

At the OR show, it’s always amazing to see how much we’ve been able to do to protect our wild places. If you’re not familiar with OR, please excuse the mass OR-related posts that will be on our blog in the coming week. If you’re heading to the show, don’t miss your chance to support the Alliance. Here’s the full list of events, all supporting work to protect our wild playground!

Day 2

Conservation Alliance Breakfast: Need some inspiration? Come to the Alliance breakfast and hear novelist, award-winning poet and Yosemite National Park ranger Shelton Johnson speak. We know 7a.m. is early… But you know what we say, arrive tired and leave inspired! Stick around after breakfast to learn about the organizations up for funding in our next cycle!

When: 7a.m to 8:50a.m., Friday, Aug. 5; Grant Review after breakfast from 9am to 10am.

Where: The Marriot, Salons F-I

More details here…

Keep it Wild Day! We all know that if we want to get wild, we’ve got to protect our playground. Please join us for Keep it Wild Day! Eight Conservation Alliance grantees will be hosted at member companies’ booths all-day Friday. Visit participating booths, meet a grantee and take in support of protecting special wild places. Cap off Day 2 at the KEEN booth for The Conservation Alliance Keep It Wild Party, where we will celebrate the important work of our grantees, the contributions of our member companies, and play games.

When: All day Friday, Aug. 5

Where: Details here…

Day 3

Montrail Wasatch Wobble: Why wouldn’t you kick off Day 3 of the show with a trail run? Montrail is proud to announce that the Wasatch Wobble will be back again for the 16th running of this fun 5k trail run. Dress up in Retro costume for a chance to win the costume contest! Stop by the Montrail booth #25001 on Thursday or Friday to register, get details and receive your runner goodie bag! $10, with all proceeds support the Conservation Alliance.

When: Saturday August 6, Run Starts at: 6:45AM Check-In: 6:00-6:30AM


TweetaPic4CA = $5
Columbia will proudly donate $5 for every tweet that includes a picture from
our “Partly Sunny, with a Chance for Weather” fashion shows with the hash
tag #orshowCA to Conservation Alliance.
Thursday, August 4 @
10:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 4:30 pm
Friday, August 5 @
10:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 4:30 pm
Tweets must include a link to an image from the Fashion Show, the hash tag
#orshowCA, and be tweeted by August 7 to trigger the donation.

Looking for the perfect swag to takeaway from this summer’s Outdoor Retailer? Well, we’ve got a fabulous lineup of awesome gear, and you’ll support the Alliance to boot! Details below…

YOSEMITE PHOTO courtesy Ben Moon