Friends of Baxter State Park relies on membership donations to fund the advocacy, coordinate volunteers, create informative publications and conduct the many programs and initiatives we have. FBSP staff works to secure grants from government and private agencies to help the Park conduct studies and do special projects they otherwise might not be able to do within their own budget. FBSP is largely a volunteer organization and therefore has very little administrative overhead. Therefore a large portion of your membership dues will go directly to the costs of these activities, which are of great value and benefit to the Park.
As a member you will receive our quarterly newsletter Forever Wild, an annual “State of the Park” report, updates on our activities, and alerts about important issues and actions needed. Members can join us for Walks in the Park. All members will receive a thank you packet and membership card. Large donors (over $100.00) will receive a special thank you gift of artwork or photography. FBSP is a 501C organization therefore your donation is tax deductible. If you love Baxter State Park, enjoy the groomed trails, our publications, the wilderness experience, and the legacy of this gift from Governor Percival Baxter, please help us keep it that way by joining.
Some establishments in the Baxter State Park region have offered discounts or special offers to FBSP members. Inquire at area businesses and see below for more information.