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4th of July Fun at Silver Falls

Over 100 people showed up to participate in our annual Independence Day Parade in the Silver Falls Campground! Spirits were high and decorations abounded as we snaked our way through the campground, joined by many of our community partners – staff from the Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center, the YMCA Camp Silver Creek, and the Drakes Crossing Volunteer Fire Department, and a special appearance by our Junior Ranger mascot, JR Beaver. Thanks to all who joined us – we hope to see you all again next year!

Trucks lined up

Stephanie and JR

JR shaking hands

And they're off

38th Annual Birding & Wildflower Festival Event Guides

2016 Birding & Wildflower Festival Event Guide Page 1 2016 Birding & Wildflower Festival Event Guide Page 22016 Birding & Wildflower Park Interior Directions Page 12016 Birding & Wildflower Park Interior Directions Page 2

April Fools Day Hike

April Fools Day Hike Poster 2016

Who Gives a Hoot?!

Owl Prowl Poster v2

Happy New Year!

First Day Hike South Falls 20162016 Kicked-off with a Healthy Hike!

44 visitors joined Ranger Steve Hernandez on a hike under South & Lower South Falls enjoying our fascinating natural history along the way.  We hope to see you all next year so you can join in on the fun and collect your [or another!] First Day Hike Pin!

Salem’s Statesman Journal also attended the hike and posted more great pictures:

  Statesman Journal First Day Hike

First Day Hike Lower South Falls 2016

Postcards to Santa and Rudolph

2015 Christmas Festival Postcards

Happy Holidays from Silver Falls

Just in case these cute postcards don’t make the rush delivery to the North Pole, I’m sure Santa will check our blog!

Spring 2016 – Available Field Trip Dates

Our Spring 2016 Field Trip Calendar will fill up fast!  Please call today to reserve your field trip date.

Interpretation Office:  (503) 874-0201

Email:  mattpalmquist@friendsofsilverfalls.net

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38th Annual Christmas Festival

Big TentSanta's Helper

This year’s Christmas Festival at Silver Falls was another big hit!  Well over 5,000 visitors braved the weather and enjoyed the weekend festivities.

A HUGE thanks goes to our many dedicated volunteers, partners, and staff.

The Statesman Journal also came up and graciously covered the activities:  Statesman Journal Link

Gingerbread CrafterAmeriCorps Reindeer ElfBell ChoirSanta HugCute CraftersWreath MakingRoundhouse BandStory TellingBird Nest Box Builder

This Weekend: 38th Annual Christmas Festival

Lodge ready for Christmas Festival

Your next favorite holiday tradition awaits at Silver Falls this Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 4pm daily.

The Historic District is decorated, free refreshments are ready, crafts are awaiting your creativity, and our bands and carolers are warming up.  Even our cougar is ready for the festivities!

…We just need you!

Festive Cougar

IMG_0156 2015 Christmas Festival Event Guide 1 Page

Talks & Hikes: Sept 6-22

Sept 6-22, 2015 Program Flyer FULL ONLINE 1 Sept 6-22, 2015 Program Flyer FULL ONLINE 2