“Your State Parks Day” is Saturday – how you can help clean up parks in Decatur and Seminole

The Keep Decatur County Rivers Alive cleanup is Saturday, Oct. 4.

Interested participants should meet up at the Earle May Boat Basin in Bainbridge on Saturday at 8 a.m. Cleanup litter in the Boat Basin and several other park areas around Bainbridge!

For more information on Rivers Alive, please call Suzanne Brandt at 229-248-3030.

As part of State Parks Day in Seminole County:

Horseshoe pit installation and campground cleanup at Seminole State Park on Lake Seminole

The normal $5 parking fee will be waived.

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM
We will continue clearing brush and debris from campsites to create more waterfront sites. We may also install horseshoe pits and landscape the miniature golf course. Please bring gloves, rakes, clippers, and other landscaping tools. 229-861-3137.

Seminole State Park
7870 State Park Dr
Donalsonville, GA 39845
Seminole County

Free Admission, Volunteer Opportunities Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks

GEORGIA, August 12, 2014 — Free admission, dozens of volunteer projects and family-friendly events await Georgia State Park and Historic Site visitors on “Your State Parks Day” set for Saturday, September 27. Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, the nonprofit dedicating to preserving and enhancing the state’s natural treasures, “Your State Parks Day” is Georgia’s annual celebration of National Public Lands Day. The statewide event showcases how parks enrich communities while emphasizing the importance of local volunteerism.

Throughout the day, visitors can join volunteer projects such as re-routing a trail at Cloudland Canyon or invasive plant removal at Skidaway Island. Guests can also join fun activities such as fishing and paddling. To encourage participation, Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites will pay the regular $5 parking fee and historic site admission fees for all visitors. More than 60 participating locations may be found at www.GaStateParks.org/map.

“’Your State Parks Day’ is about providing opportunities to practice stewardship through volunteer projects at state parks and historic sites,” said Friends Executive Director Andy Fleming. “We welcome all Georgia residents and visitors interested joining us on ‘Your State Parks Day;’ however, it is important to remember that the need to preserve our parks for future generations isn’t limited to a single day. It is our hope that the individuals and families who volunteer with us on September 27 will continue to make a difference at parks throughout the year.”

Georgia’s Director of State Parks, Becky Kelley, said that volunteers are crucial to the park system, helping with everything from landscaping and trail maintenance to junior ranger programs for children.

“We wouldn’t be able to offer the activities and facilities that we do without our volunteers and Friends members,” said Kelley. “Even those who come out for a few hours during Your State Parks Day are making a difference. Many have such a good time that they come back as regular volunteers.”

To see a complete list of events planned for “Your State Parks Day,” visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/stateparks-day. The statewide event is part of National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands.

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