Help Us Restore the Tower!
Give Orcas 2022
May 2 – 16, 2022
The iconic summit Tower in Moran State Park is in need of restoration to prevent unsafe conditions. Our inclusion in the Orcas Island Community Foundation’s 2022 Give Orcas catalog is intended to fund the much-needed restoration. Moran State Park and the Tower at the summit of Mt. Constitution have proven to be of great importance not only to Orcas Island residents, but to almost a million visitors a year. Our total ask for funding is $19,007.00. Friends of Moran is committed to do our part to keep this iconic structure on Orcas Island alive and well, but we do need community support to make that happen.
There are two important fundraising game days:
- May 4 – Ben Franklin Day: The grantee with the most $100-donors on May 4th (from 12:01 am until 11:59 pm) will receive a bonus $1000 from OICF.
- May 10 – Unique Donor Day: The grantee with the most unique online donors on Tuesday, May 10 (from 12:01am until 11:59pm) will receive a bonus $1000 from OICF. Second place winner receives $500 and third place receives $250. A “unique donor” is a person who makes a donation on that day. Refer to the following video for information on what constitutes a “unique donor.” Donations “in honor of” others do not count. See the OICF video about a unique donor: https://vimeo.com/261166319
Thank you for any contributions and/or for sharing our campaign with others!
2022 Schedule Coming Soon!
View Our Featured Plants of the Park
Read the latest Featured Plants Article and learn about the native species in our area.
Friends of Moran State Park and COVID-19
During this continuation of COVID-19, we at the Friends of Moran are committed to keeping the community engaged with each other and with the outdoors. Below are some ideas we hope will ease this time while we social distance. On behalf of the Friends; Stay Well and Stay Safe.
Moran State Park is open. Visit the WA State Park website for more information.
Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife is offering some great Resources for Home Schooling.
Hike safely in the Park. Follow these guidelines.
Turn your Neighborhood Stroll into an Adventure.
Check out the fun ideas listed here.
Get Crafty Indoors while thinking Green.
Looking for things to do indoors? Check out these great ideas.
Share your State Park Memories.
WA state parks is looking for photos of happy memories of times spent in the parks. Check it out here.
Start a Nature Blog.
Here are some great ideas on connecting with nature through journaling.
Looking for ideas for the kids?
Join the Buddy Bison Program
Join up with the Junior Rangers Program.
Attend a free listening experience for children at stories.audible.com.
Check out these ideas for getting the kids outdoors (while following social distancing rules).
Take a virtual dive of the National Marine Sanctuaries.