Thriving Waters is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting culture, education, and beauty within Glide and surrounding Umpqua Valley.
Around 2007, a wish list began to emerge from various conversations with community members. Many of these concepts involved innovative ideas that were not yet a part of our known offerings within the community.
It became apparent that we could create an additional format that could engage a direction many in Glide were looking for….and so, Thriving Waters 501c3, was created.
Our focus: inspiration, creativity, collaboration, and impact.
It has been our mission that has spurred on our passion for the heart of community, our children, our families, and our inspirations.
Our belief that anything is possible, creates the impetus that caring & sharing through collaboration, is the greatest gift we can offer each other.
We hope you will feel welcome & bring forth your great ideas, getting involved with our “live pure” integrity! Please join us.
2009 cumulated many community wishes into a plan
2010 applied & received 501c3 status, 1st Wildflower Run, designed 1st & 2nd websites
2011 planning projects, 2nd Wildflower Run, began after school Art,& Music classes, initiated Pre K Story Hour at our Resource Center, began selling student Art cards at Umpqua Local Goods
2012 3rd Wildflower Run, Art & Dance classes with Speaker Series promotion
2013 4th Wildflower Run, after school classes continue, Community Mural project started, Contra/Barn Dance hosted at the GCC, Free Backpack collaborated with Glide Thread Works
2014 Mural Completed, Ice Cream Social, after school classes continue, adding Masterpiece in Minute painting class ages 10-adult, designed mural postcards as on going fundraiser
2015 GCC Crater Lake mural panel collaborated with GCC, after school classes continue, hosted Glide Post Office Wood & Stone Sculpture with local artist, hosted creation of the GHS Art Gallery in the library on campus, hosted Glide High School Reunion Salad Fundraiser
2016 After school Art & Dance classes continue, re-established Wildflower Run, adding Community Market Place, redesign of website & logo, sharing further visions of interest within community