Friends of River View Natural Area (FoRVNA)

Value - Mission - Vision

Values, Mission and Vision Statements (Draft)

August 2016

The following was submitted in late August to our contact with the city for review. We will update/revise after the autumnal equinox (September 21).

The Value Statement

The overarching purpose of River View Natural Area is to preserve quality cold water refugia and safeguard forest habitat.

This value statement defines the deeply held beliefs and principles of FoRVNA organizational culture, and acts as a moral compass to guide decision-making and establish a standard that actions can be assessed against. This fundamental core value is shared and acted upon by all members of FoRVNA.

The Mission Statement

FoRVNA exists to help promote, protect, and preserve RVNA as a valued forest habitat and cold water refugia.

Vision Statement

River View Natural Area will be an urban environmental sanctuary and a model for community supported conservation education and ecological research by college and citizen-scientists.