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our mission

Founded in 1993, the Friends of Crater Lake National Park is a non-profit organization cooperating with the National Park Service in the stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Crater Lake National Park. Cooperation may be provided through supporting appropriate visitor opportunities to observe, experience and understand the character of the area; working with park staff in completing special projects; and taking the lead for some fund raising projects.


who we are

Members of the Friends of Crater Lake National Park come from all walks of life and from all parts of the U.S. and the world. Many are alumni of the park. We share the common goal of protecting and preserving the most precious and unique of America's crown jewels: Crater Lake National Park.


board of directors

Barry Girt - President / Chair: Annual Meeting / Ride the Rim

Dave Russel - Vice President / Chair: Board Nomination / Winter Rim Desk

Maradee Girt - Secretary / Chair: Ride the Rim

George Buckingham - Treasurer / Chair: Project Weekend / Website

Judy Buckingham - Chair: Membership / Newsletter

Paul Nolte - Chair: Naturalization Ceremony

Mary White - Chair: Art Show / Historian

Gregory Reddell - Chair: Roadside Clean Up

Tim Edwards - Deputy Chair: Project Weekend