Gov. Bob and pat straub were the inspirations for the friends of the straub environmental Learning center, a non-profit organization, established in 2004 and dedicated to environmental education. the straubs were renowned for their love of oregon and their efforts to preserve its natural beauty. the friends seeks to promote that spirit by fostering public awareness of the beauty and cultural history of the willamette valley. the centerpiece of the friendsâ€™ activities is the straub center, a structure that provides a lab, classroom, and meeting space for local organizations. throughout the year, the straub center offers a stream of programs for students and adults alike, all designed to heighten concern and respect for oregonâ€™s environment. the straub center also functions as a showcase of sustainable building and landscape practices.
thank you to all of our community partners who make the straub environmental Lecture series possible, including generous support from: