Get Active

Help Outside


Come on a hike with our Forest Educator, Melissa Courtney. Visit a new trail or experience a familiar trail with new eyes. Check our Calendar for times and places.


Friends of the ACFL and the Anacortes Parks Department schedule periodic field days to maintain trails, pull noxious weeds, and otherwise care for our forestlands. Check our Calendar for times and places. Many volunteers also work on trail maintenance projects on their own time. Contact ACFL Maintenance supervisor Dave Oicles for more information. 360-661-3554 Or Forest manager Jonn Lunsford. 360-299-1953

Help At Home

Protect the Borders

If you are fortunate enough to live beside the ACFL, maintain a natural buffer of native plants between your home and the forest, keep pets and their waste out of the woods, and be careful not to use pesticides or herbicides on your landscaping that might drain into the forestlands. For more information about native plant gardening visit the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) website. Native plant information is also available from the local chapter of the WNPS.

Fund Our Work

Join Friends of the Forest or make an extra contribution to the Friends of the ACFL Education Fund. We gladly accept donations of cash or stock to help support our ongoing programs, all of which are offered to the public at no charge.

Preserve the Forest

Contribute to the Conservation Easement Program. Your donation protects our Forest Forever!

Your ideas are always welcome

If you’d like to get involved or have an idea for a Friends of the Forest activity, call or email a board member or the Education and Outreach Director or join us at a regular monthly meeting.


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