Members and Mission

Mission Statement

Recognizing the outstanding scenic, fishery, wildlife and recreational qualities of the Snake River and its Valley, the mission of the Friends of the Snake River is hereby declared to be the oversight, protection and general stewardship of these qualities in the watercourse, riparian environments and the extended watershed of the River.  We propose to meet these goals through the collection of information, interactive education and jointly conducted programs of challenge and support, pursued by members in cooperation with relevant public agencies and other citizen conservation groups.

Officers of Friends of the Snake River are:

President: Dr. Thomas F. Waters, Professor Emeritus of Fisheries, University of Minnesota.  Tom lives in St. Paul and has a cabin on the Snake River.

Vice President:  Tom Mortenson, Oskaloosa, Iowa.  Tom’s family has hunted and fished the northern portion of the Snake River since 1881.  Tom has a cabin on the Snake River.

Secretary-Treasurer: Kim Johnson, Isle, MN.  Kim lives on the Snake River.

Executive Meeting April 14, 2001
Tom Mortenson, Dr. Tom Waters, Kim Johnson


Current members of Friends of the Snake River include:

Stanley Allen, Mora, MN
Dave Armstrong, Braham, MN
Robert Ball, Minneapolis, MN
Mary Ellen Becker, Oskaloosa, IA
Shawn Beseth, Mora, MN
Nora and Jeffrey Blevins, St. Paul, MN
Gary Bloedel, Cottage Grove, MN
Dan Buskovick, Palisade, MN
David and Patty Conger, Isle, MN
Craig Eggers, Excelsior, MN
Jim-Mary Harris-Giles, St. Louis, MO
Nick Jensen, Minneapolis, MN
Bruce Johnson, Sauk Rapids, MN
Carl and Jeanne Johnson, Isle, MN
Kim Johnson, Isle, MN
Julie Kingsley, Akeley, MN
Greg and Peg Kroiss, Woodbury, MN
Ronald and Micki Lindeberg, Forest Lake, MN
Bob Lindig, Mora, MN
Molly MacGregor, Walker, MN
Chuck and Judy McClellan, Minnetonka, MN
Patrick Meagher, St. Paul, MN
Debi Moen, Brooklyn Center, MN
Jay Mork, Lindstrom, MN
Tom Mortenson, Oskaloosa, IA
Cali Mortenson, Ann Arbor, MI
Henry and Sandra Neils, Chanhassen, MN
Jack Olson, Mora, MN
David Pauly, Hinckley, MN
Joe Polunc, Cologne, MN
John and Lori Reynolds, Pine City, MN
Ken Roux, Mora, MN
Aubrey Slater, Mora, MN
Tom and Susan Smith, Coon Rapids, MN
Matthew Spurr, Eagan, MN
John and Jane Sweeney, Stillwater, MN
Bryce Waldemar, Minneapolis, MN
David and Patricia Walsh, Eden Prairie, MN
Tom Waters, Roseville, MN
Stan Zobel, St. Paul, MN

You may join Friends of the Snake River on-line.