State Forest Recreation Fund Being Established

State Forest Recreation Fund Being Established

The Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust is establishing a new fund to support recreation management on state forests.  A close friend of Wayne Naillon, long-time trail volunteer and advocate, has announced they plan to donate $50,000 in Wayne’s memory toward establishment of the State Forest Recreation Fund.  Wayne died earlier this year after a brief battle with cancer.  He was a dedicated volunteer and advocate for trails and recreational users on the Tillamook Forest for over 15 years, logging countless hours working on trails, organizing work parties, supporting trail system planning, helping secure grant funds, and advocating for trail system development and improvement.  He was well-known in the mountain biking community and was an active member of Northwest Trail Alliance. 

This donation, and others received for the fund, will be used to support recreation management activities on state forests, and to create an endowment that can serve as a sustainable source of funding for recreation system maintenance and volunteer support. This generous initial contribution is being offered as a challenge grant, with the hope that others with a desire to honor Wayne’s legacy, and support state forest recreation programs will come forward to help match this donation.  The Trust is a 501 (c)(3) organization and all contributions to the fund are tax deductible.

If you would like to be part of matching this initial challenge grant, and be a founding contributor to the State Forest Recreation Fund, please send your check to:

Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust
Attn:  Ross Holloway, Executive Director
2600 State Street, Bldg B
Salem, OR 97310

Checks should be made payable to the Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust, and include a note that the contribution is for the State Forest Recreation Fund.

Or, you can donate online: