Friends of the MCRWR



We invite collaboration with any organization whose mission includes connecting people with nature through deeper understanding of local ecosystems.
Formal and non-formal educators are invited to participate in trainings, utilize our outdoor classroom for self-led field inquiries, and to shadow facilitators engaged in field experiences.
Friends Board

  • Communication – website, social media, emails
  • McNary Education Center
  • Greeting Visitors
  • Interpretive Displays
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Habitat Restoration Garden maintenance

Events in the Complex – Umatilla, Columbia, Toppenish, Conboy, McNary

  • Sandhill Crane Festival
  • Bat Night
  • Winter Birds

ESE (Environmental & Sustainability Education)

  • Science Nights at area schools
  • Special Visits to Schools
  • Local libraries
  • School visits to McNaryNWR
  • Regular Programs
  • Special Days
  • Education Committee
  • Program Planning Meetings
  • Volunteer Educator Trainings


  • Biological Projects, Surveys, etc
  • Partner at Community Events
  • Screech at The Reach

Contact Us

Melissa EversoleBoard President, Treasurer
Jenny Rieke • Board VP, Nature Arts
Mary Cook • Board Secretary
Andrea Constance • Board Member, At Large Web Admin
Jan James • Board Member, At Large
Shannon Hays-Truex • Education Committee
Sue Painter • EE Program Registrar
Chris Simonen • Database Manager