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Friends of Multnomah Falls seek volunteers


The Friends of Multnomah Falls will have their annual training for new and returning volunteers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Camp Crestview Conference Center, 1601 N.E. Crestview Lane in Corbett.

Training will include presentations by its partner, the U.S. Forest Service, tips for volunteers to better serve visitors of the Multnomah Falls Visitor Center and details on where else visitors might want to explore in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, said Gresham resident Ron Goodwin, with the Friends of Multnomah Falls. Volunteers also earn a Northwest Forest Pass, which is a $30 value and is used for a year’s parking at designated sites.by:  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: KATIE GOODWIN - Ron Goodwin of Gresham helps a young visitor with a display at the Multnomah Falls Visitor Center.

The group formed as a volunteer organization in 1989 to help the U.S. Forest Service staff the state’s top natural tourist attraction. Multnomah Falls is the second highest waterfall — it’s 620 feet — in the United States that flows year round. Volunteers now staff the center 365 days a year.

The organization’s mission is to preserve and enhance the unique natural, scenic and historic qualities of Multnomah Falls while providing a memorable experience for visitors, who now total 2.5 million a year from around the globe.