Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Friday, August 18, 2017

Why Join?

 

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN THE FRIENDS OF SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE STATE PARK? 

 

If you enjoy the outdoors and natural environment and would like to preserve it for future generations, the Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park may be just the organization you are looking for.

  

If you are interested in attending and/or participating in educational and entertaining programs in support of the park’s mission, the Friends may be just the organization you are looking for. 

 

If you like greeting and welcoming visitors, answering questions and offering assistance, the Friends may be just the organization you are looking for. 

 

If you are looking for an organization where both you and your spouse can volunteer, the Friends may be just the organization you are looking for. 

 

If assisting in educational programs for children, covering topics which include nature, wildlife, conservation and the environment, sounds interesting to you, the Friends may be just the organization you are looking for. 

 

If you like seeing the proud and happy faces of children as they bring you their fish for weigh in at the annual children’s fishing tournament, the Friends may be just the organization you are looking for. 

 

If you are looking for new challenges like driving a tractor to pull a hay wagon through the woods on an interpretive ride, the Friends may be just the organization you are looking for. 

 

If captaining a boat with 20 passengers and an Interpreter on board, exploring nature and looking for wildlife, sounds interesting, the Friends may be just the organization you are looking for. 

 

If you like gardening and would like to learn about the best plants to support butterflies and survive browsing by hungry deer, the Friends may be just the organization you are looking for. 

 

If selling tickets, or cooking and selling, food while listening to bluegrass bands at the beach during the summer, sound appealing to you, the Friends may be just the organization you are looking for. 

 

If you like walking along hiking trails making sure they are clear and free of trash sounds good to you, the Friends may be just the organization you are looking for. 

 

If you like visiting with people of similar values at a summer picnic and holiday get together, the Friends may be just the organization you are looking for.

 

If you would like to learn more about us, you can attend one of our monthly meetings held on the 3rd Monday of every month, 9:30 am, at the Discovery Center at the park.  You may want to use the Contact Us link, and let us know that you are considering joining the Friends and expect to attend a meeting. You can also download an application which you can mail with your check for the annual dues of $12.00 or bring it to a meeting.  If you are unable to participate in any of our activities but would like to support us, you can join as a Financial Supporter, please fill out the application and mail with your check payable to Friends of SML State Park, 1235 State Park Road, Huddleston, VA 24104.