Friends of State Parks
In 1993, Tennessee passed legislation authorizing private, non-profit groups to organize for "maintaining and enhancing the purposes, programs and functions of the state park system". These groups, more commonly known as Friends, are concerned citizens who have banded together to assist in protecting, preserving and promoting the beauty and the splendor of their favorite state park. They give selflessly of their time, talents and energy to help ensure the park's integrity is intact for future generations to enjoy.
Which Parks have a Friends Group?There are 35 active and established Friends groups. To find out more about a group or how to get involved with one, check out the group's website (if available) or contact the volunteer coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 532-5249.
The following state parks have interest groups formed that are working toward becoming official friends' groups in 2013.
• Friends of Cummins Falls State Park
• Friends of the Forest for Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
• Friends of Pickett State Park - Interested in learning more about this group or becoming a member? Contact Ranger Travis Bow at email@example.com or 931-879-5821.