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The Friends of the Forest Annual Benefit will be held at the Port Warehouse again this year, starting at 5:30. Join us on Saturday, November 1st for The Best Party of the Year, while raising funds to support our Forest Education and Stewardship Programs! We provide a wide range of educational activities in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands that inspire a greater understanding of our unique natural treasure. And through our Stewardship Program, Friends of the Forest staff and volunteers are coordinating the campaign to Save South Mt. Erie!
South Mt. Erie (Udd Property) Capital Campaign
We have a rare opportunity to add 20 acres on south Mt. Erie with high recreational and conservation value to the ACFL. The Friends of Forest are partnering with the City on this capital campaign. Click here for more information and a map of the area.
To contribute: Please mail checks to Friends of the Forest, P.O. Box 2213, Anacortes WA 98221 or donate electronically below. Thank you!
Join our next Hike:
Fall 2014 Fitness Hike ~ For the very fit!
South Mt. Erie via Whistle Lake
Saturday, September 27th
10 am until 1 pm
Please join us for another challenging, fast paced 8 to 9 mile fitness hike. We will start at Whistle Lake and hike to the newly opened 247 trail, which will take us around south Mt. Erie and over to the Heart Lake trails and eventually loop back to our cars on trail 21. This is a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with this part of the ACFL and you will see some beautiful views along the way! Meet at the Whistle Lake parking lot for departure at 10:00 am. Don’t forget to dress in layers and bring water and a snack.
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About the Friends
The Friends of the Forest is a non-profit citizens organization dedicated to the preservation of the ACFL through education, outreach, and stewardship. We first formed in 1986 to "preserve, protect, and enjoy" our community forest. Our group was instrumental in the successful effort to halt revenue logging in the ACFL, and essential to the creation and promotion of a system to provide long term legal preservation of the forest. We welcome all who share in our mission.
The ACFL: We've protected it now let's take care of it!