Friends Of Grant Creek, Inc. (FOGC) organized in 1987 to conduct educational efforts and support and promote the interests of the residents and landowners of the Grant Creek Valley.
FOGC is a volunteer non-profit organization consisting of an elected Board of Directors and members.
Membership is open to anyone who is dedicated to the purposes of FOGC and is a resident or a non-resident landowner within the Grant Creek Valley north of I-90.
During residential development of Grant Creek, FOGC helped preserve wildlife corridors and ensured conservation easement language included a potential non-motorized trail.
FOGC formed a bike-ped pathway committee in 1994 following a survey showing broad support for trail connections between neighborhoods. With the lack of trail easements at the time, a trail was not yet possible.
In 2008-9 FOGC received a Fish, Wildlife and Parks “Living With Wildlife” grant, hosted a Bear Fair and placed bear resistant trash cans in problem areas.
FOGC became mostly inactive after Neighborhood Councils formed to represent residents' interests in the 1990's. Because of a recent rezoning request and development proposal, FOGC realized a need to reactivate to protect Grant Creek’s natural resources and retain its neighborhood character while committing to responsible growth and affordable development.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wendell Beardsley - President
Kevin Davis - Chairman of the Board
Kim Birck - Secretary/Treasurer