The Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites
The mission of the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites is to partner with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, business and community leaders and Georgians across the state to promote, preserve and support Georgia’s state parks and historic sites.
Statewide, the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites (Friends) works to raise awareness of the economic and intrinsic values of Georgia's greatest treasures. Through their system of more than 50 chapters and approximately 6,000 volunteers, the Friends ensures Georgia's natural and cultural resources are well protected, maintained and preserved for generations to come.
By engaging every volunteer, park guest and Friends member in meaningful experiences, the Friends strive to create lasting impacts on Georgia's volunteers and communities. For this reason, the Friends will launch the “Your State Parks” program on National Public Lands Day 2012 to promote and encourage the stewardship of Georgia's parks. Park guests and more than 20,000 Friends members will be encouraged to take the next step toward becoming volunteers, while current volunteers are encouraged to come back again and again.