Why is membership so important?
Members of Friends of Gorges State Park offer both hands-on and financial support. Educational projects, trail maintenance and greeting guests at the visitors center are just some of the interesting aspects of being a friend. Managing 7,500 acres is a very demanding job and the friends step up to help fill in when extra support is needed. Park staff are often needed elsewhere so the extra hands to answer questions and give directions can make all the difference for some park visitors.
Our mission is exclusively nonprofit, charitable, educational and environmental. Funds raised are used to purchase educational equipment, to support Gorges State Park research, and to provide materials and facilities that contribute to park activities. The tag line of the friends group couldn't be more accurate:
If you keep me secure, I'll keep you wild...
Choose either a one-time donation or a recurring donation by selecting an option below.
The following chart depicts the advantages and benefits of becoming a Friend of Gorges State Park at various levels of giving.
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In 2015, visitation to Gorges State Park increased by 48%