Congratulations to the Allen Family for submitting the winning video in our 2012 Your State Parks video contest!
The entire family got into the act filming their journey as they completed the Muddy Spokes Club throughout Georgia. We're proud to have awarded them with some great prizes from our partner BassPro Shops as well as a weekend getaway at a state park lodge or cottage.
Here is their winning submission:
Check out all the other winning submissions on our YouTube channel.
Your State Parks Day 2012 was a huge success for Friends. Chapter throughout the state, partners like REI, and DNR staff all collaborated in a fantastic effort to make a huge impact for our state parks and local communities. Friends welcomed about 2,000 volunteers throughout Georgia to transform hiking trails into a clean, safe habitat for wildlife, repaint park structures, build birdhouses, and countless other projects that showed visitors the impact our state parks and historic sites have on Georgia.
Friends of your Georgia state parks and historic sites are inviting you to join us statewide for Your State Parks Day on September 29, 2012 in honor of National Public Lands Day. We want to give you free admission on this day to YOUR Georgia state parks and historic sites in order to invite you to spend some time volunteering with us or to simply come out to the parks to enjoy these treasured resources.
Hayrides, fall festivals, and school fieldtrips are all happening this month at Georgia's state parks. Rangers are staying busy offering guided hikes, identifying various plants and animals that call their parks "home." Friends chapter and volunteers throughout the state are offering park guests more programming and exciting opportunities in support of their favorite sites.
After speaking at a Glynn County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Commissioner Mark Williams was invited by Friends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site to join them at their site. The Commissioners visit to the coast was well-received, announcing that he does not intend to make further budget cuts for the operations of our coastal state parks and historic sites this fiscal year.