Friends collectively volunteered over 6,625 hours in support of Palmetto Island State Park. As they have each year, 2 very dedicated volunteers continued the task of mowing ALL the grass in the park. We donated the majority of our time conducting programs for patrons and fundraising.
We managed to attract an average of 60 members per year. We connected 4,500+ people to the park and its programs through Facebook. We continued to publish our monthly electronic newsletter to over 1000 subscribers.
A considerable amount of our effort is spent promoting events held at Palmetto Island both online and in nearby communities. We spent over $22,045 on advertising, promoting, creating special events and free programs designed to attract patrons to the park.
Friends hosted 11 free programs at the park, some of these events had small fundraising components, but our intention was to attract patrons to the park and fill the campground by creating an event for them to enjoy.
Over the last 3 years, we successfully raised $31,335 for the park, through various efforts including 2 onsite fundraisers. Download our Impact Statement below to find out how we spent your donations.
Friends contribute directly to Palmetto Island State Park in-kind donations valued at $16,217.
Download our complete annual report to see the list of in-kind gifts to the park from 2020-2022.
Covid-19 shutdowns made things tough for everyone. We did what we could to support the park within the restrictions imposed on all of us. We hope that you find the information provided in this report is a testament to our passion and proof of community support for Palmetto Island State Park. We're excited that the past three years are behind us and we can continue to be of support and benefit to the site in 2023. We look forward to making Palmetto Island State Park one of the best parks in the State of Louisiana. THANK YOU for your interest and support in Palmetto Island State Park!