Hiker writes a letter about Mt. Hood for Bark

Bark – Newsletter
“July Bark Alert: 3 easy ways to protect Mt. Hood”

This was my first newsletter, and I had a lot of fun with it.

Client: Bark is a Portland 501(c)(3) working to protect Mt. Hood National Forest.

Project Description: Produce the July Bark Alert email and online newsletter, highlighting important news and events relevant to organization supporters. Topics were provided by various staff members, for which I wrote and edited content, selected and edited photos, and arranged layout.

A Quote

“There’s nothing quite like a handwritten letter.”

The Inside Scoop

This was my first newsletter, and I had a lot of fun with it.

The opening piece requested that folks send handwritten letters to the Mt. Hood Forest Supervisor requesting that Mt. Hood National Forest be managed for recreation, not logging.

The final section at the bottom, also worthy of note, makes a passionate statement for uniting rural communities in the struggle to preserve Oregon’s National Forests.

In retrospect, the title could have been a little clickier, but hey—live and learn, right?!

The photo with the lady writing a letter in the forest is actually from a hike that Bark led, but laying next to the lass in the photo was an Arrowhead brand water bottle.


At the time, Bark was working to stop Nestlé from bottling spring water in Mt. Hood National Forest—specifically for its Arrowhead brand. With some clever Photoshop magic, I edited the bottle out of the shot.

My Favorite Part

Using Photoshop magic to help stop an evil corporation—LOL.

See the results:
July Bark Alert: 3 Easy Ways to Protect Mt. Hood