Let's Make It Happen! Join the Friends of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail

Friends of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. TAX ID: 46-4383220
Our goal is to promote the development of a regional network of trails and greenspaces, especially the Yamhelas Westsider Trail, a 17-mile multi-use recreational trail.


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 




Membership Levels And Benefits: 

Friend of the Trail Membership ($15)

  •  No voting privileges

  •  Receipt of trail communications

Individual Membership ($50)

  • Voting privileges

  • Receipt of trail communications 

  • Recognition in the FYWT Website

Business/Family Membership ($100)

  • Individual Membership benefits, plus 

  • Name on the Trail Supporter page of the FYWT website   


Trailblazer Partnership Levels

Level One ($250)

  • Business Membership benefits

Level Two ($500)

  • Business Membership benefits

Level Three ($1,000)

  • Business Membership benefits

Level Four ($5,000)

  • Business Membership benefits, plus

  • Name/Logo at the trail head (permanent signage)

Legacy Membership ($10,000) -Lifetime Member

  •   Trailblazer, Level Four Membership benefits, plus

  •   A significant trail amenity dedicated with a plaque, as determined by the FYWT Board

  • Name/Logo on the homepage of the FYWT website (for the duration of membership)

Gift Memberships:
Gift Memberships are perfect for holiday giving, birthdays, anniversaries or for any milestone occasion. You can also make a Gift Membership in honor or in memory of someone special. We will send a personalized announcement to the honoree or family member on your behalf. Tribute gifts will also be recognized on our website. It’s easy and convenient - simply complete the "Gift Membership" section on the form below.

For Gift Memberships, please fill out the form and mail it in to

P.O. Box 861, Carlton Oregon 97111 or email it to us at

Legacy Memebers

Ken Wright Cellars

Hirschy Vineyards

Baker Rock Resources

Deux Vert Vineyard

Germaine K

James Funkhouser

Kurt Freitzer

Business/Family Members:

Leona Sitton

Ken Hayes

Jonathan Bingham

Alonzo Jamison

Jeff Spalding

Emily Hackett

Jodi Devonshire

Annie Windsor

Jack & Katie Schwab

Sabra Mathot

Charan Cline

Gails and Dennis Stolz

Jeremiah Jenkins

Andrew Mortensen

Isaiah Cox 

Michael Smith

Brandon Hasart

Bob & Dorthy Haley

Jane Davis

Jim Affolter

Steve & Jane Harloff

Patrick Karger

Steve & Carol Wick 

Abraham Sutfin

Paul Smoland

Kathleen Kellogg

Karen Hoyt

Barbara Drake

Roy Fugitt

Shawn Granton

Falla Anne

Gene & Kellie Menke

Pat Swanick

Individual Members:

Mark & Jennifer Trumbo
Ellen Walton
Kim Lancaster
Ken Jansen
Suzanna McKirdie
Anna Campbell
Michael McCoy
Kip Beckwith
Robert Smith
Steph Noll
Kathleen Maher
Philip Amaya
Craig Markham
Blain Vandehey
Peter Hofstetter
Cheryl Hockaday
Dave Rucker 

Cheryl Nangeroni

Patty Williams

Wayne & Nita Wiebke

Jim Culbert

Mollie Crowell

Shawna Schuh

Lucia Chang

Veronica & Rick Hinkes

Germaine K


Level One Trail Blazer

Curt Fintel

Carol & James Foley

Ron & Nelda Skidmore

Steve Wick

Patrick Karger

Kay Livesay Haughey Matthrews

Steve & Jane Harloff

Mark Payton

Stan Primozich

Parachute Communications

Level Three Trail Blazer

Victor Mollozzi
Ken Wright

Linda Cline


Thanks As Well To Our Many "Friends Of The Trail" Membership Level Supporters!