For collectors who fall somewhere between state quarter numismatists and amateur Pokemon trainers, there is now a hipper, more socially responsible, and more Oregon-centric item to collect.
53 patches and stickers inspired by Oregon state parks are rolling out, one new patch every month.
Local designers Woody Adams and Kevin Fitzgerald launched their line of patches on Kickstarter just two months ago. After receiving massive support and raising three times the initial funding goal, they partnered with the Oregon State Parks Foundation. Now, the patches ($6) and stickers ($3) are for sale online, and a portion of proceeds from patches will benefit state parks.
The first ten patches and stickers have been released: Cascadia, Silver Falls, Ecola, Ft. Stevens, Oswald West, Rooster Rock, Smith Rock, Wallowa Lake, Cape Lookout and Umpqua Lighthouse. There's also a poster with all 53 patch designs.
If you're yearning after a certain patch, you may need to wait a few months. But that's part of the fun—Adams says they are planning on releasing one patch a month.
"We think people will have fun following along, visiting the new park each month and exploring the state," Adams wrote in an email to WW. "If demand really increases, we might speed up the release dates."
Here are the first ten: