At the risk of sounding like Mr. Rogers, I would love to invite all of you to be our Friends. You likesubscribe to our eNewsletter and like, share and comment on our posts on social media. Of course, it goes without saying that we hope you are visiting Virginia State Parks often.
The Friends of Caledon State Park host the annual Art and Wine Festival
There is a next step beyond this engagement and I would like to invite all of you to take that step — BECOME A FRIEND.
The Friends of York River State Park support all of the programs at the park
Nearly all of our parks have friends groups and we have a statewide group called the Virginia Association for Parks. You don't have to come to meetings, you don't have to perform volunteer services, you don't have to live near the park or even in Virginia (although you CAN, you just don't have to). SO why do we want you to be a Friend? Because we want to know you are a supporter. We want to brag about how many supporters we have and, sometimes, we might need you to share how much you like us with your state legislator.
VAFP members gather twice annually for meetings like this one held at Kiptopeke State Park
Our individual Friends groups usually have nominal annual membership fees. You can be an associate member of the Virginia Association for Parks without paying a dime but there are other levels of support available as well. Your membership shows you are a supporter.
Here is a link to a list of Friends Groups websites.
Here is a link to sign up as a member of the Virginia Association for Parks.
Of course, we can always use active Friends members too. Our Friends groups help raise money and awareness for our parks and support us in a variety of ways. But we love Friends that are both active and just members because they are all our Friends.
You can learn more about the Friends movement in our Virginia State Parks by purchasing Forging the Path, available in our park gift shops and from Amazon.