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The new Forestry and Natural Resources classroom at Hopkins has been blessed with incredibly generous contributors. Approximately 150 individuals, families, business and organizations have provided more than $180,000 of cash. Seven businesses have provided much of the framing lumber, sheeting and panels products, and finish materials for the classroom valued at nearly $25,000. Finally, dozens of woodland owners and community volunteers have given hours of time and talent to help raise the walls and make this building a reality.
The initial gifts to building the classroom and meeting space came from the family of the late Clyde Ramsay, Clackamas County's first Woodland Farmer of the Year in 1955. Norma Ramsay, Clyde's widow, and their daughter, Ilene Waldorf and her family, provided a $50,000 gift at the close of 2007.
2008 was the beginning of the fundraising effort to raise $325,000 to complete the project. In October that year, an auction raised more than $6,000. Planning, permits and approvals for the classroom have all moved forward.
Read here for more information on fundraising progress.