The Pendleton River Parkway falls within the oversight of the Oregon Juniper Unit, an organization that works with environmental groups in preserving wildlife and wilderness areas. We had nothing to do with this parkway, but as a member of the unit, I compliment the people involved in making this parkway available to the public.

Mrs. Amy Bedford was the major influence in making the parkway possible. I remember her gracious manner and determination and her ability to persuade owners of land now included in the parkway to donate property. When others seemed discouraged, she never gave up. I wish she were here today to see what she started.

We owe a thanks to Mrs. Bedford and to the land owners for their generosity. It is indeed a pleasure to hear such good news in a land disrupted by so much violence.

Did you see the beautiful beaver along the Umatilla River in E. J. Harris’ photograph?

Dr. Dorys C. Grover

Pendleton

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