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Friends of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. TAX ID: 46-4383220
Our goal is to convert the historic Westsider rail line into a 17-mile multi-use recreational trail. With citizen input, the hard work of our volunteers, and your generous financial support, the Yamhelas Westsider Trail will:

  • Improve transportation safety

  • Expand access to regional parks and trails, i.e., the Banks-Vernonia Linear Trail, the Chehalem Heritage Trail System and the Wapato Lake Wildlife Refuge

  • Provide recreational opportunities including biking, hiking and equestrian

  • Promote tourism and economic development in the region 

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