Heritage Grove Credit Union Helps Replant Oregon Forests

This spring, Heritage Grove Credit Union staff joined Oregon Department of Forestry employees and Career Technology Education Center students to plant trees and continue the restoration of areas affected by the 2020 area wildfires. Through its continued support of the State Forests Trust of Oregon for wildfire restoration, Heritage Grove provided lunch for the 83 staff and students who participated.


The ReGrove Initiative

After the devastating fires of 2020 where more than 1.2 million acres of land were destroyed, Heritage Grove partnered with the State Forests Trust of Oregon and developed the ReGrove Initiative to help replant the Santiam State Forest. The state forest is home to more than 250 species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish. The land also hosts five campgrounds, over twenty miles of hiking trails, fire lookouts, waterfalls, wetlands, and old-growth forests.

The ReGrove Initiative promotes Heritage Grove membership, reforestation, and rebuilding. Every time a current Heritage Grove member refers a new member, the credit union donates $25 to the State Forest Trust of Oregon. Heritage Grove has donated thousands of trees to help regrow the Santiam Forest. In 2023, the Trust reached their replanting goals. Heritage Grove donations now go toward rebuilding and rerouting trails, rebuilding bridges, learning opportunities, and other forestry conversation efforts in Oregon state forests.


About Heritage Grove Credit Union

Heritage Grove Credit Union, located in Salem, Oregon, was established in 1964 and serves anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Benton, Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington, and Yamhill counties. Visit OurGroveCU.com to learn more.

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