Preservation & Enhancement

Friends believes good stewardship involves both protecting our natural and historic resources as well as making them even better for future generations.  We work through our chapters all over the state to take care of what resources we have and to improve upon them where we can.  From streambed preservation to litter cleanup and from general maintenance and repair to interpretive programs, our chapters work hard to make sure our parks and historic sites are well cared for and left even better than when they were entrusted to us.

Signature Project: Pollinator Restoration

When a Friends member heard that honey bee hives were coming to Crooked River State Park in coastal St Marys, she suggested to Park Ranger, Tracy Worsham, that a one-acre mowed field be converted into a meadow of local native wildflowers and grasses. The new habitat would provide nectar, pollen, native seeds, forage and shelter to honeybees, native bees, bumblebees, wasps, flies, butterflies, birds, gopher tortoises, and other wildlife that live in the park. Her idea was well received. Thus began a collaboration between...

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