Friends participates in an initiative with a goal of restoring access and ownership of lands to the Indigenous people who have occupied and stewarded the lands for countless generations.
Read an update of the biggest recreation initiative in Friends' history.
For Friends’ outdoor programs, which includes our beloved hike program, the pandemic pause gave us time to reflect and analyze our past offerings.
While the dams are far upstream of the Gorge, dwindling Gorge salmon runs, tribal significance and recreation benefits led Friends to support the breaching proposals.
Friends Board Chair Annie Munch looks back on the past year and sees the future of Gorge protection and accessibility through the eyes of her grandson.
Finance Director Paige Unangst: While the pandemic has continued to be challenging on many fronts, Friends is fortunate to have successfully embraced operating with a hybrid or remote model.