Our mission: Initially, to help the residents of the Black Forest region to recover, rebuild, restore and their lives, protect the Forest’s water quality and ecological health with an emphasis placed on community values, economic stability and the richness of our natural environment today and in the future. Recently, the mission has been expanded to include reforestation of the burn scar through the implementation of the Trees 4 Tomorrow (T4T) Program.

Black Forest Together, Inc. was formed by Black Forest citizens to help our community recover from the catastrophic Black Forest Fire of June 2013. Black Forest Together, Inc. is an approved tax-exempt 501(c)3 charitable organization effective the 15th of August 2013.

To Donate, click here.

To read the Black Forest Together bylaws, click here

2017 IRS Form 990, click here

To read the 2017 Annual Report, click here

Black Forest Together is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports the Federal Fair Housing Law, click here to read the 2018 Fair Housing brochure.

Black Forest Together, Inc. Board of Directors 

Board of Directors
Eddie Bracken, Chairman/Founder
Bill Marchant, President/Funding Committee
Bill Mantia, Vice President/ Projects Committee
Alphie Hutmacher, Secretary
Nancy Gorsich Bracken, Co-Founder/Funding Committee
Donna Arkowski, Board Member
Terry Stoka, Board Member
Carolyn Brown, Board Member
Pete Burleson, Treasurer/CFO

All Board members serve without pay in a pro-bono capacity.

Ken Clark, Director
Nancy Trosper, Planning Coordinator
Linda Rollins, Planning Coordinator

Resource Center Volunteer Staff hours are 9-1 Monday through Friday. No appointment is necessary, but a call to confirm that we are open is suggested. If you need an appointment outside of office hours, call 495-2445 during office hours and we will do our best to accommodate you.”