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Re: Georgia State Parks Still Alive!!
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #396485 by BrewHiker
Jun 1, 2009 12:54am
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The DNR would be wise to put its money where the audience it really wants to attract is: public broadcasting channels

They do sort of already do this. The show Georgia Outdoors as well as the Georgia Traveler are always highlighting the state parks....but unfortunately the numbers of folks that watch PBS is probably smaller than any other network.
Re: State Parks Closing
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #396235 by BrewHiker
Jun 1, 2009 5:18am
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Being a Friends member and receiving the discounts and perks has a "price" beyond the $$ you hand over for membership, and that little bit extra -- volunteering -- carries rewards greater than 10% off in the gift shop and the free night of camping.

I'm just curious - what kind of things are there for you to volunteer to do?
Re: State Parks Closing
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #396568 by buttercup
Jun 1, 2009 7:24am
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I'm just curious - what kind of things are there for you to volunteer to do?

I just researched and planted a series in Reed Bingham State Park in SW GA and discovered this volunteering opportunity. Sounds very interesting!

http://www.gastateparks.org/core/item/page.aspx?s=167648.0.1.5

MH
Re: State Parks Closing
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #396568 by buttercup
Jun 1, 2009 7:33am
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what kind of things are there for you to volunteer to do?

Whew... if I were to list everything, you'd be reading for a long time!

So let's go with what we'll be doing in the near future at Chattahoochee Bend...

  • clean-up
  • rare/endangered flora protection
  • history hikes
  • archaeological scouting
  • mapping
  • trail blazing
  • trail building

and, of course, letterboxing...

*S
Re: State Parks Closing
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #396623 by BrewHiker
Jun 1, 2009 7:34am
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Alright....so I bought a family membership to the Friends of GA State Parks too....I meant to do it originally when you sent out the details....

VERY COOL!
Thanks for the info!
-ShutterBug
Re: State Parks Closing
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #396623 by BrewHiker
Jun 1, 2009 7:36am
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Oh... and there's also:

  • public awareness and relations
  • membership drives
  • communications (I'm doing the newsletter, press releases and website (which should be *live* in a day or two))
  • interaction with local government (Coweta County's support for getting the park built has been phenomenal)
  • event organization

... the list goes on...

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Re: State Parks Closing
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #396626 by BrewHiker
Jun 1, 2009 7:41am
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So, do they give you a list of these opportunities when you sign on?
Re: State Parks Closing
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #396631 by buttercup
Jun 1, 2009 7:58am
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So, do they give you a list of these opportunities..

Yes, they do.

Thanks, Buttercup.

You're welcome.
Re: State Parks Closing
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #396643 by buttercup
Jun 1, 2009 8:02am
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I've tried about 10 searches and have gotten zero results... do they not have any volunteer events listed?
Re: State Parks Closing
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #396644 by drgdlg
Jun 1, 2009 8:08am
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Volunteer events are handled by the Friends chapter at each park. If the chapter for your "home" park doesn't have a website, you should call or visit the park and ask for the chapter contacts.

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Re: State Parks Closing
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #396647 by BrewHiker
Jun 1, 2009 8:11am
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I was just talking about the volunteer project calendar- I can't find anything on it!
Re: State Parks Closing
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #396648 by drgdlg
Jun 1, 2009 8:16am
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Right. Check with the local Friends chapter. I can tell you what's happening at The Bend, but it's a bit far for you guys. ;-)

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Re: State Parks Closing
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #396648 by drgdlg
Jun 1, 2009 8:24am
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I was just talking about the volunteer project calendar- I can't find anything on it!

The Friends chapter list is here. -- a place to start.