Category Archives: Friends of Silver Falls
Click on the links above to discover what our wonderful Friends of Silver Falls have been up to this past Fall.
Our park wouldn’t be the special place we all love without their help – “Friends” indeed!
Once again the Statesman Journal and Zach Urness wrote an excellent article about Silver Falls. Their recent article covers our very own Matt Palmquist, Friends of Silver Falls Park Interpreter.
To learn more about our newest full-time team member, check out the story here:
Silver Falls welcomes our newest full-time staff member, Matt Palmquist. Starting this year the Friends of Silver Falls approved funding for a newly created Park Interpreter position. Matt takes off the “green & tan” as a seasonal OPRD ranger of 8 years and proudly dons the blue vest where he will be leading interpretive programs, coordinating field trips, assisting with Silver Falls’ many events, and much more!
Click on the link above to discover what our wonderful Friends of Silver Falls have been up to this past Spring and Summer.
Our park wouldn’t be the special place we all love without their help!
About Friends of Silver Falls:
Volunteers inspired by the beauty and history of Oregon’s largest state park have been active here since the establishment of the park in 1933. In 1986, the citizens and park staff envisioned a mission and established the Friends of Silver Falls State Park, Inc. As a result, this private and public partnership has created a more meaningful park experience for the nearly one million annual visitors to the park, far beyond what state park funding alone can provide.
To further the educational and interpretive opportunities available to park visitors; to promote, preserve and enhance the historical, natural and recreational resources within the park; and to assist with park improvements and educational programs compatible with the nature of Silver Falls State Park.
Through the collaboration between the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and the Friends of Silver Falls (FOSF), the experience of park visitors and the general public will be enhanced, and the Park’s natural scenic, cultural, historic and recreational resources will be promoted and preserved.