Who We Are

The Friends of Hemlock Gorge Reservation, a community organization founded in 1990 and dedicated to preserving and improving Hemlock Gorge.


501c3 approval letter from the IRS
501c3 approval letter from the IRS with EIN 83-4097058 on May 1, 2019

The Friends of Hemlock Gorge is now a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and contributions to the Friends are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Please consider contributing to The Friends of Hemlock Gorge for our work in 2023. A contribution in any amount is appreciated. Suggested annual dues are $10 for seniors, $15 for individuals, $25 for families, and $100 for angels. Our donations are managed through PayPal and go directly to our bank. For those who give $25 or more, we are offering as a give one of four gorgeous posters of Hemlock Gorge created by Friends’ Vice-President Evan Weststrate. To view the posters and make a $25 or greater donation, click here. To contribute without ordering a poster, just use the PayPal button here. Please note that we are recognized as a charity by PayPal and pay the lowest processing fee that is offered.

Getting involved

About the organization

2023 Officers

PresidentJohn Mordes
Vice-PresidentEvan Weststrate
TreasurerRobin Dexter
SecretarySheila Purdy

Board of Directors

Members of our Board of Directors are: Vaunita Schnell, City Councilor Bill Humphrey, Chris Osborne, and Rena Getz, in addition to the President, Vice-President, and Treasurer of the Friends who serve ex officio.