A membership with Friends is $25. Membership fees help us fund trail maps, emergency phone service in the park (where there is no cell service), sustain organizational efforts, educational outreach and park projects. Donations also help us fund the Moran Creek hatchery operations and our internship program at the Summit Learning Center. You can pay online below or mail your check to Friends P.O. Box 1961, Eastsound, WA 98245. We appreciate your support! Thank you. We’ll also be sending a reminder postcard that’s sure to capture your artful eye. Let us know what you think!
Every donation, whatever amount, makes a big difference because it all rolls together to support our amazing state park and enhance the visitors knowledge and experience. Its all about visitors, community and our intrinsic surroundings. Consider donating today to help us continue our work.
Our mission is to support park staff as they manage Moran State Park. We strive to enhance the visitor experience by providing educational opportunities related to the cultural, historical and natural environments at the park.Our goals are to support and promote Moran State Park; collect and oversee donations, pursue grant opportunities for the benefit of Moran State Park. We enroll and coordinate volunteer support for park maintenance, educational outreach, restoration of buildings, landscapes and facilities and organize special events such as our Annual Clean Up, Volunteer Appreciation, Membership Drive, Gift Shop, Learning Center and other fund raising activities.
On behalf of the Orcas Island Senior Civics and Economics class, Bridgett Ehrmantrout and Lindsay Lancaster announced that Friends of Moran would be one of two groups to receive grant funds donated anonymously through OICF.
Of the $5000 donated funds, Sea Doc Society received $2500 and Friends of Moran received $2500. The seniors said it was a relatively easy process to choose the two organizations because of our on going environmental work. Bridget commented that FOM was a popular choice because everyone in the class spent so many years, creating so many lifetime memories at Moran State Park.
We are honored to be a group working and aligned with your priorities! Thank you and congratulations Orcas Seniors!!
Our Gift Shop will be open May 1st through September 30. Our shop is operated with all volunteer help, so there may be the occasional day we are unable to open in May and in September we may be operational on weekends only. You can always reach us via email or telephone 360-376-3111.
In our shop you’ll find a great selection of fleece jackets and vests along with rain jackets and t-shirts in all sizes. We have a comprehensive collection of reading materials relative to the state park and our surrounding island environment. We are also fortunate to have our own brew with a view coffee roasted by Local Goods here on Orcas! Come see what other treasures we have on hand. We try to purchase local so you can buy local and support Moran State Park. All funds benefit Moran State Park.
The Summit Learning Center, formerly the site of KVOS television broadcasting, is a work in progress. We opened in 2011 under the permission of state parks with the intention of illustrating the natural and human history at the summit. Come learn about the history and diverse ecology at the summit. We have a live kokanee exhibit where you can learn about the landlocked salmon. Kids and adults will get a rare glimpse of the rough skinned newt in our Newtarium exhibit. Interpretive volunteer, host and internship opportunities are available. If you are interested in hosting or volunteering please email us. Learn more here- Job Description for FOM Summer Internship.
Come volunteer with us! You’ll only need to completed Washington state volunteer paperwork and finger prints-link here- Individual volunteer application.
Financial support is crucial to our learning center. If you came to visit and support our work, please consider donating to Friends of Moran SLC. You can help us build our internship program and further the goals of our educational outreach. You can click below or mail a check to us at Friends of Moran P.O. Box 1961, Eastsound, WA 98245.
A Discover Pass is required to park in Moran State Park. The annual Discover Pass will cost $30 annually ($10 daily) when purchased at the park. Daily passes will be available at the summit through an automatic ticket dispenser or at the Summit Learning Center. You can also purchase the annual Discover Pass at the registration booth, Orcas Outfitters. Visit discoverpass.wa.gov for details.
Discover this year’s free park days: Free Days 2014
Thank you for your interest in Friends of Moran-we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1995. Over 18 years of supporting our state park and enhancing the visitor experience with the help of community, volunteers and YOU!