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Your Voices Have Been Heard: Friends 2021 Member Survey

Your Voices Have Been Heard: Friends 2021 Member Survey
(Photo: Michael Drewry)
By Hannah Anderson-Dana
Membership Coordinator
June 10, 2021

For the third year in a row, Friends’ membership survey allowed us to hear directly from our amazing community of Columbia Gorge supporters and enthusiasts. 

While we know that the pandemic has limited our ability to come together and enjoy the incredible offerings of the Gorge, the survey was an inspiring reminder about how much our members care about protecting the Gorge. Thank you to everyone who submitted their valuable input!

Despite weathering more than a year of online events, there were still numerous requests for virtual hikes, digital learning opportunities, like webinars and instructional videos, and photographs. This has been a new experience for us all, and it is great to see that you all have enjoyed taking on this new challenge with us.

Here is some more information regarding what you all shared with us about your experience with Friends: 

Our members are missing the occasions to make connections and we can’t wait until we can safely gather again. We were proud to see that so many members noted in the survey that they choose to support Friends because they align with our mission and utilize our hike resources.

With so many different ways to protect and enjoy the Gorge, we’re so glad to have members of our community who are committed to being responsible visitors to the special resources of the Gorge. Thank you for being part of it all. We look forward to seeing you again in person soon! 


Check out Friends 2020 Member Survey