Community Partners

Friends of Badger is one organization among many in our community who work to preserve, steward, and educate about our local environment. Check out the links below to other organizations we work with.

Community Partners

Tapteal Greenway

Promoting conservation, education, and recreation along the lower Yakima River.

Inter-Mountain Alpine Club

Encouraging the enjoyment of the outdoors and to promote hiking, mountain climbing, and other activities in the Pacific Northwest

Fun, Fit and Over Fifty

Bringing together adults over 50 years of age and promotes their physical, intellectual, and social health.

Columbia Basin Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society

Providing a resource for anyone interested in exploring our native flora.

Lake Lewis Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute

Dedicated to promoting public awareness and education relating to the significance of the Ice Age Floods.

Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society that focuses on watching birds, conserving and restoring ecosystems that birds and wildlife need advocating for responsible public policy and legislation for natural resources, educating adults and children about birds and the habitats on which they depend, & community science projects studying birds

Shrub Steppe Trails Alliance

Working towards preserving existing trails and create new mountain bike and multi-use trails in the shrub steppe region of Eastern Washington.

Event Leaders

Multiple community organizations lead regular hikes on Badger Mountain & Candy Mountain

Badger Mountain Challenge

Each spring BMC puts on southeastern Washington’s only 100 mile Endurance Run, 100K, 50-mile or 55Km Ultra- marathon, and 15km Trail Run/hike!

YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities

Every year, the Saturday before Halloween they put on a fun, family Halloween event with their very own YMCA healthy twist. Families who join them for Trick-or-Treat on the Trail will enjoy an exciting family hike up Badger Mountain while dressed up in their favorite costumes!

Manhattan Project National Historic Park

Manhattan Project National Historical Park and Whitman Mission National Historic Site rangers team up for a free guided, 3.6-mile (5.8 km) round-trip hike up Candy Mountain twice a year. This hike will take you through time starting with the Native peoples who have lived here since time immemorial. As we make our way up Candy Mountain, we will delve into the stories of early explores and settlers. Approaching the peak, we will touch on the impact of the Manhattan Project on the area and its inhabitants. After reaching the top, we will learn about the lasting legacies of these stories.