Did you know that the Park's educational activities and general operations are 80% funded by user fees and fund-raising by the Friends? We NEED your help!
Please, join the Friends. Get in touch with us by e-mail at email@example.com and we will send you a pamphlet.
Or, you can complete the Application Form in Word and mail it to us at the address on the form.
Your membership in the Friends would be highly valued. While we would welcome your getting involved in our various activities, membership can also just be supportive of our work for users of the Parks, be they campers, hikers or day visitors.
Membership is very reasonable: $10 for an individual and $15 for a family annually. For businesses, the rate if $50 annually
Donate to the Friends
The Friends is a registered charitable organization. Any donation you make over $10 will receive a tax receipt. Donations are welcome. They help us:
- buy equipment for Park naturalist and educational programs to supplement public (and always scarce) funds,
- support even more our unique species research programs,
- be ready when the opportunity arises to contribute to land acquisition to expand the Park and conserve even more of this beautiful part of the world, and
- support entertainment and cultural programming for the campers and the community.
Trail Monitoring Programme
We need volunteers to help maintain and develop our trail system.
What does it mean? Well, it's pretty easy. You would sign up for a specific month on one trail. (For a list of the trails, see the Our Park section of this website) Trails vary in length from 1 to 10 km, easy to difficult rating. You would walk your trail twice a month, either alone or with another monitor, trimming back small brush and reporting larger problems to Park staff. Working with other Friends and Park staff, you would walk your trail on a regular basis, check out for fallen branches, clear off debris, reporting on maintenance problems to the Park staff. You would be expected top pick up garbage and report larger problems. Often you will meet other walkers who may need help or who will just thank you for the work you are doing. This all makes a difference.
Trail monitors receive special training from Park staff before they can begin their work. The scope of the work of being a Trail Monitor is limited to cleaning, setting out trail markers and minor clearance of brush on the trail. Another vital part is locating major problems, but reporting them to the Park staff through our reporting system, which is completely electronic and very effective. We have a Trail Master who gets us organized so that all trails are covered and who monitors the reports.
You also have to sign a volunteer agreement with the Park, which is a necessary formality to ensure you are protected. It also gives you access to the Park when you are monitoring.
Contact us if you would like to volunteer and become a Trail Monitor for the Friends! firstname.lastname@example.org
Serve on the Board
We are always eager to have more people involved. Board members serve on an annual basis and there are the usual jobs that need doing for an organization like ours. While the time demands are not great, the companionship and good work make it worthwhile. Contact Steve Page at email@example.com.