The Chemeketans are a nonprofit, member based, outdoor club founded in 1928 and based in our hometown of Salem, Oregon.
Friends works to protect, preserve, and steward the Columbia Gorge for future generations. Ensuring the Gorge remains a vibrant, living place—wondrous, wild, and open to all—is at the core of what we do.
Our first non-profit feature is about Friends of Trees (FOT), an Oregon-based non-profit that is dedicated to improving the natural world by planting more trees. They work in both natural areas (parks and greenspaces) as well as urban areas, helping to increase tree cover and thereby improve the health of communities that reside there.