Become a Friend Today 

For the future of Gorges State Park

Become a friend

Make a Donation

Why support the Friends of Gorges?

Because we can’t exist without you.

The COVID closures hurt. We want to continue our mission to conserve, support and inspire but we need you. As an established 501(c)3, we are exclusively non-profit and almost completely volunteer driven. Help us to increase access, educational opportunities and grow Gorges State Park by becoming a member today.

Friendship Options

With every friendship level, you’ll receive the following advantages. The upper level friendships include additional bonuses, which you can review below. Once you make your choice, you’ll be directed to the checkout page. Thank you so much for your support!

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Support and encourage awareness of Gorges State Park

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Support conservation efforts

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10% Visitors Center retail discount

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Vinyl member decal

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Support youth education programs

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Tax deductible donation

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Quarterly updates on Park projects and activities

Student / Senior

$15

Founder’s Society

$100+

  • Every benefit of a Family Friendship PLUS
  • Free tote bag and map

 

Individual

$20

Bedrock

$500+

  • Every benefit of a Founder’s Society Friendship PLUS
  • Comprehensive report from park superintendent
  • Free DVD about Gorges State Park

Family

$30

Trailhead

$1,000+

  • Every benefit of a Bedrock Friendship PLUS
  • Invitation to VIP receptions and annual board luncheon
  • Park tour with a ranger

Business Sponsor

$500 OR $150 and recruit 4 other businesses to become friends OR $150 and recruit 15 indiviudals to become members at the $20 level.

  • Tax deductible donation
  • We provide a dual display frame, suitable for hanging in your entrance, with a certificate of appreciation accompanied by a color photograph taken within the Park. These beautiful color images have been provided at no cost to the Friends of Gorges through the generosity of many well-known nature photographers such as Kevin Adams, Rich Stevenson and Bernie Boyer.
  • A custom Gorges State Park poster with your business listed as a Business Friend
  • Window sticker to add to business entry

 

Business Friend

$150

  • Tax deductible donation
  • Framed certificate of acknowledgement and thanks
  • A custom Gorges State Park poster with your business listed as a Business Friend
  • Window sticker to add to business entry

 

Other ways to support!

Purchase a FRIENDship for a friend

What better way to honor a good friend or business partner than with supporting Gorges State Park? Just shoot us a message here.

donate in memory of a loved one

A beautiful way to remember someone you love is by supporting the future of Gorges State Park. Send us a quick message here to get started.

donate through facebook

Not interested in becoming a friend? No worries, you can still support our mission through our Facebook campaign. Very easy and very easy to share!

create your own facebook fundraiser

Take it one step further and create your own fundraiser on Facebook. Click here for more details.

Our Business Sponsors

Our Business Friends

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.

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