Support Georgia’s state parks with the Georgia Conservancy and volunteering!

As if a drought wasn’t enough, now our Georgia state parks are facing severe budget cuts. Who knew trees and trails could have financial woes? So this month’s ePanorama newsletter from the Georgia Conservancy had a call to action to all who are passionate about our state parks and forests! Please read on!

Georgia Conservancy members, Georgia State Parks & historic sites need your help! Many of you have received DNR Commissioner Chris Clark’s impassioned letter about the severe cuts facing our state parks and the steps we can take to support them if you have not received the letter, you may read it here. In short, the commissioner asks Georgia residents to do three things: purchase a state park pass or become a member of the Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, spend time as a volunteer at a state park, and enjoy our wonderful parks across the state.

Buy a Georgia state parks pass or membership

To purchase an annual State Park Pass, visit any state park or call 770.389.7401 to pay by check or credit card. For more information email Jeannene_Woodruff@dnr.state.ga.us. A Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites membership provides you with an annual State Park Pass and other money-saving benefits as well. To purchase a Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites membership, visit their Web site.

From now until the end of the year, save $10 on any Georgia Conservancy membership trip with an Annual State Parks Pass or a Friends of Georgia State Parks membership (valid one discount per household).

Volunteer

We encourage you to join us at the Georgia Conservancy service day at Sweetwater Creek State Park this Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This will be a fun and rewarding way to give back to the place where the Georgia Conservancy held our first field trip in 1967. To RSVP and learn more, visit our event calendar.

Enjoy our state parks

On June 27, explore “Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon,” Providence Canyon. Georgia Conservancy members will hike the three-mile trail and learn about the State Wildlife Action Plan. Price: $20 per member, $45 per nonmember (includes a one-year membership), $55 per member family. To RSVP and learn more, visit our event calendar.

For more information on how you can help preserve our state parks, visit www.preserveourstateparks.org.

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