Friends believes our natural resources are our greatest assets in cultivating healthy communities and sustainable futures. This is why we work with families and individuals in developing a deeper understanding of the environment and the outdoors, including fostering relationships with the natural world. Families, especially children, who experience dynamic nature-based play, participate in problem solving and seek opportunities to make a difference in their communities reap the myriad benefits that come with experiencing nature.
Outdoor Discovery & Environmental Education
Signature Project: Search & Rescue Needs You!
Keeping park guests safe and protected is key to Friends' mission. Every year, Friends provides specially trained members of the DNR Search and Rescue Team with equipment and certification training in order to respond to emergencies throughout the Georgia State Park System. Friends also provides Lost Prevention courses and programs to help preclude unfortunate incidents.