GNPA Welcomes Newest Conservation Partner:
Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites
The GNPA Conservation Committee is excited to announce our newest conservation partner – Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites (Friends).
Friends has a chapter at each of the state parks or historic sites, and its mission is to work with Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources to protect, preserve and enhance the state’s natural and cultural resources. Friends sponsors environmental education programs, organizes cleanup days at parks, and supports projects such as pollinator restoration and efforts to save Georgia’s hemlock trees.
GNPA conservation volunteers will work with Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites to provide photography that will help them spread their message. Our role is to provide photographs of some of Georgia’s beautiful parks and historic sites, as well as answering specific requests for photos of particular events or projects.
How can you be a part of this partnership and help support Georgia’s treasured natural resources? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
First, click here to sign up to be a GNPA Conservation Photographer. Once registered, you’ll receive timely information and invitations to get involved with Friends and all our other conservation partners.
Second, start looking through your photo archive, and set aside your favorite images from any of Georgia’s state parks or historic sites (landscapes, wildlife, recreation, etc.). We will be announcing a fall project (with prizes!) to help the Friends group build a library of photos needed for promotional purposes.
Third, “adopt” a specific park or historic site that you would like to work with. Do you have a favorite park near your home or a special park close to your heart? Friends needs your help to photograph events and projects, or to fulfill any special requests for that particular park. If you are interested in being a volunteer for a specific park, please contact Jenny Burdette, GNPA Liaison/ Point of Contact (POC), at cons_Friends@gnpa.org and she will add your name to the list.
Be on the lookout later this year for our fall project!