Partners | Friends of Clark County in SW Washington
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“Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations.”

Jean Paul Richter, Writer



When we work together in community, we can accomplish great things. 

Friends of Clark County works with the following community partners to keep Clark County a thriving place to live, work, play and raise a family.


Partners for Environmental Protections

 Loo Wit Sierra Club

“Enjoy, explore, and protect the planet.”

  Vancouver Audubon

Believing in the wisdom of nature’s design and promotes this through education, involvement, stewardship, enjoyment and advocacy.

Audubon Society of Portland

Inspiring people to love and protect nature since 1902.

Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Ensuring that the beautiful and wild Columbia Gorge remains a place apart, an unspoiled treasure for generations to come.

Columbia Riverkeeper

Protecting and restoring the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean.

The Intertwine Alliance, Portland, Oregon,

Integrating nature more deeply into the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region with a coalition of 150+ public, private and nonprofit organizations.

Urban Greenspaces Institute, Portland, OR

Ensuring that parks, regional trail systems, greenways and greenspaces are integrated with the built environment in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region, and to promote urban greenspace efforts nationally and internationally.

Partners for Thriving Communities

Parks Foundation of Clark County

Envisoning thriving partnerships with communities to ensure uncommonly vibrant parks, trails, and recreation programs throughout Clark County.

Clark County Food System Council

Increasing and preserving access to safe, local and healthy food for all residents of Clark County.

Slow Food Southwest Washington

Inspiring people to eat, grow and share healthy, local food.


Preventing the conversion of wildlife habitat, open space, farmland, and working forests to subdivisions and development, while directing most growth into our urbanized areas. Founded to help support implementation of the first-in-the-nation Growth Management Act.