The mission of 1000 Friends of Washington is to promote sound management of growth in Washington State. This will be accomplished through public education, facilitation of community consensus on important issues, assistance to local governments and state agencies, and advocacy in selected cases. With the inevitable continued growth in the state’s population and the desire of its residents for sustainable economic development, our challenge lies in finding ways to maintain the quality of our life in our cities and towns, ensure the conservation of our irreplaceable natural resources, and use our land wisely.