The Westwind Stewardship Group
The nonprofit Westwind Stewardship Group (WSG) was created in 2004, and in 2006 acquired the Westwind site in order to provide long-term stewardship to this sensitive ecosystem.
WSG’s mission is to serve the people of Oregon and the Northwest by conserving the 529 acre Westwind ecosystem, providing place-based educational experiences, inspiring more balanced and sustainable living, and nurturing solitude and individual connection to the natural world.
WSG’s mission was developed around one overriding idea: that the greatest teaching tools and the most life-changing experiences come from the Westwind site itself. These experiences can be augmented by formal instruction. With that in mind, WSG seeks to protect the essential character of the site, to allow visitors to experience its solitude and diversity, and to offer visitors ways to answer questions the site and our operations generate. WSG aspires to geographic, socio-economic, educational, racial, employment, interest, and age diversity in our guest groups. However, the strongest focus is on giving new generations of children a connection to nature that is now recognized as essential to their future.
An important part of the property transfer from the YWCA is a recorded Exclusive Use Agreement (EUA) under which Westwind will be available to the YWCA in perpetuity to operate its vital summer camp program. The new arrangement with WSG has relieved the YWCA of year-round maintenance and operation while assuring continuation of summer camp with its emphasis on diversity, equality and respect for the environment.
Download a copy of our 2011 Stewardship Activities.
Download WSG 2008 Form 990
Download WSG 2009 Form 990
Download WSG 2010 Form 990
Download WSG 2011 Form 990
Westwind Stewardship Group
PO Box 408
Otis, OR 97368
For anyone who arrives at our gate off Hwy101, please call the office: