Seventeen Miles in the heart of Oregon Wine Country

Yamhelas Westsider Trail Map

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 convert the historic Westsider rail line into a 17-mile multi-use recreational trail. With citizen input, the hard work of our volunteers, and your generous financial support, 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 


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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
   Receipt of a FYWT Logo Decal/Bumper Sticker
   Recognition in the FYWT Newsletter

Business/Family Membership ($100)
Individual Membership benefits, plus
   Plus (for businesses) Receipt of a FYWT Logo Window Cling
   Name on the Trail Supporter page of the FYWT website
   Voting privileges (2 per family, 1 per business)

Trailblazer Partnership Levels

Level One ($250)

   Business Membership benefits, plus choice of one *gift item
Level Two ($500)
Business Membership benefits, plus choice of two *gift items
Level Three ($1,000)
   Business Membership benefits, plus choice of three *gift items
Level Four ($5,000)
   Business Membership benefits, all three *gift items, AND
   Name/Logo on the homepage of the FYWT website (for the duration of membership)
   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

* Gift Choices: please indicate your choice in "Optional Message" below
1. Glass Cutting Board with Trail Graphic
      2. Trail Coffee Mug
      3. Trail Shopping Bag

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.


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To join, please print, fill, and mail this form

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