About Friends of the Dredge

Helping Preserve and Restore the Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge

How We Got Started

The Friends of the Sumpter Valley Dredge, a non-profit working alongside Oregon State Parks, is dedicated to further the preservation and restoration of the historic Sumpter Valley Dredge.

 

Established in 1992, the Friends have worked hard to obtain funding to complete the restoration of the park enhancement projects through grants, revenue from their interpretive store, membership support, and generous donations from our visitors.

Our Roles

Staff and Operate the Interpretive Center

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Provide Educational and Interpretive Experiences

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Partner With Oregon State Parks in Preserving the Dredge

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Our Mission

Friends of the Dredge provides educational and interpretive experiences
at the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area for the benefit of
present and future generations. Partnering with Oregon State Parks, our
goal is to help protect and preserve the outstanding resource which is the
Sumpter Dredge.

Friends of the Dredge Board of Directors

Melissa Findley

Melissa Findley

Board of Directors

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Melissa Findley

Melissa Findley

Board of Directors

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Melissa Findley

Melissa Findley

Board of Directors

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Melissa Findley

Melissa Findley

Board of Directors

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Melissa Findley

Melissa Findley

Board of Directors

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Melissa Findley

Melissa Findley

Board of Directors

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The Sumpter Valley Dredge is one of the nation’s oldest gold dredges and an important link to Oregon’s pioneering past and development. Your support will help us keep this unique part of Oregon’s history alive for present and future generations while improving access for all Oregonians.

Our History

To date, the Friends have helped fund the restoration of the dredge roof, the
restoration of the floor of the winch room, the paving and signage of the park
entrance, and the re-creation (reclamation?) of the tailings behind the dredge.

As OPRD launches into Phase 1 of the park’s interpretive plan, the Friends are
actively seeking funding to move forward with installing new interpretive panels,
Dredge tour guide brochure, new interpretive center, and many other projects
to help further their mission.

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