• Friends of Famosa Slough Friends of Famosa Slough


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Mission Statement

The Friends of Famosa Slough (FFS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to protect and restore the Slough as a natural wetland preserve and to promote public awareness of the importance of wetlands.


The primary objectives and purposes of the Friends of Famosa Slough are:

(a) to preserve and enhance the wetland habitat values of Famosa Slough and the Famosa Slough Channel;

(b) to acquire the Famosa Slough, or to establish the means through which the Famosa Slough may be acquired by agencies, organizations or individuals, public or private, dedicated to preserving, enhancing, and maximizing the wetland habitat on the site;

(c) to assure the long-term maintenance and protection of the Famosa slough and Famosa Slough Channel;

(d) to establish Famosa Slough as a natural park;

(e) to maximize public benefits from the Slough and Slough Channel, including but not limited to the protection and promotion of educational, scientific, and scenic opportunities;

(f) to work with the community and appropriate state, local, and federal agencies in the development and implementation of short-and long-term land use plans for the area;

(g) to oppose actions which would result in partial or complete destruction or degradation of the site, or would otherwise be detrimental to the accomplishment of these goals; and

(h) to promote public awareness of the environmental features and public benefits of wetlands and of ways to conserve, restore, and enhance them.


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