Friends of Toppenish Creek

Board of Directors

Executive Director

 

Goals and Objectives

The Friends of Toppenish Creek is a non-profit corporation, created in 2009, for the following charitable, scientific and educational purposes:

  1. To take and inspire action to restore, enhance, preserve and protect the Toppenish Creek, Yakima and Columbia River watersheds as a natural resource and a community resource, and to restore, enhance, preserve, and protect open space and natural areas within the watersheds; 
  2. To promote awareness, community support and appreciation of the Toppenish Creek, Yakima and Columbia River watersheds;
  3. To promote for the benefit of the general public the preservation, protection and balanced use of the natural resources in, but not limited to, the Toppenish Creek, Yakima and Columbia River watersheds;
  4. To increase awareness and be a catalyst for change affecting the quality of water, fish in the streams and rivers, drinking water and air;
  5. To increase community eco-friendly use, appreciation and understanding of the natural environment through protection and preservation of the Toppenish Creek watershed ecosystem, for the enjoyment, education, and benefit of present and future generations;
  6. To randomly test water quality through the measurement of phosphates and/or nitrates in drinking water;
  7. To use all properties held or controlled by the corporation and the net earnings thereof for the benefit of the general public and for charitable, educational, recreational, conservation, scientific, and historic purposes;
  8. To cooperate with other nonprofit organizations in the preservation, monitoring, and conservation of the Toppenish Creek, Yakima and Columbia River watersheds;
  9. To cooperate with other nonprofit organizations in the preservation, monitoring, and conservation of other watersheds and ecosystems throughout the Country;
  10. To aid, support, and assist by gifts, contributions or otherwise, other corporations, community chests, funds and foundations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific, or educational purposes, including one or more of the purposes listed above.
  11. To do any and all lawful activities which may be necessary, useful or desirable for the furtherance, accomplishment, fostering or attainment of the above purposes, either directly or indirectly and either alone or in conjunction or cooperation with others.
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