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.
Preservation & Enhancement
Every action starts with a thought, an idea, and a voiced desire. The Visitor Center Island at Chattahoochee Bend State Park came about that same way.
It started around a warming fire at the annual deer hunt in December 2018. Park Manager Erin Kenner voiced the desire to have a fire pit across from the Visitor Center. She even knew where we could get a large one for groups of people to gather around. Her suggestion was to replace the larger than-needed fire pit at a campground host site with a standard-size pit and save...