Friends of Mount Adams
Announcing the combination of Friends of the White Salmon River and Friends of Mount Adams organizations
June 19, 2022
The boards of the Friends of the White Salmon River (FWSR) and the Friends of Mount Adams (FOMA) are excited to announce the combination of their organizations.
The reason for the combination is to strengthen and broaden the mission of environmental protection for rivers and their watersheds and Mt. Adams. Both organizations are not-for-profit groups.
Historically Friends of the White Salmon River has focused on protecting and conserving resources of the White Salmon River, and its affected environment and watershed. The Friends of Mount Adams has provided environmental protection and conservation for Mt. Adams and its forested environment.
FOMA’s financial resources will be given to the FWSR board with certain provisions. Provisions include funding a science based environmental community seminar and assistance with distribution of Darryl Lloyd’s book Ever Wild. A standing committee will be created to ensure interests regarding Mt. Adams protection are furthered.
FWSR will broaden its interests to include protection and conservation for Mt. Adams and the forested environment.
While still a draft, the Mission Statement for the combined organization will be: Protect and enhance the Mt. Adams area ecosystems (including federal, state, and private lands), the White Salmon River watershed, and other Wild and Scenic River watersheds through education, research, stewardship and advocacy. The new expanded board will refine this statement.
A new name for the combined organization will be created and announced to the public. FWSR will change its website to reflect the new mission. FOMA’s digital resources, such as maps, historic and resource documents will be retained and referenced in the revised FWSR website.
Friends of Mt Adams has completed our project to remove the old snow pole from Divide Camp Meadow. The snow pole was installed in the 1970s and only used for a few years. Please read here for details or use the link in the Projects dropdown above.
We have also have finally initiated our project to distribute copies of Ever Wild (see sidebar to the right) to libraries free of charge. A report on this will soon be posted under the Projects link. The start of this project was delayed because all libraries had been closed.
People in Nature: Interactions on Mt Adams in a Warming Earth – The Friends of Mt Adams originally planned to present this in-person community seminar to coincide with Earth Day in April 2020. But the best laid plans of mice and meeting planners can go astray in the time of COVID19! We are now looking at a date in late 2021 or early 2022. You can read more details about our plans.