Who We Are≈ Friends of Crowders Mountain, Inc. was formed in December, 2000 and has grown into a 501(c)3 tax exempt, tax-deductible, non-profit public charity. The friends group can ask individuals and corporations for donations for park improvement – something that the park staff, as government employees, are not permitted to do. Some of the projects funded thus far include trail signs, and insect collection storage system, cameras, and a video production computer, as well as program materials and meals for emergency workers.
Mission Statement:≈ The purposes for which Friends of Crowders Mountain is organized are to develop, encourage, and promote public awareness of Crowders Mountain State Park; to serve as a philanthropic and volunteer organization for support and maintenance of programs, development of facilities, and promotion of recreational resources of Crowders Mountain State Park; to solicit, hold, and expend funds for such purposes; and to render assistance as requested by the North Carolina Divisions of Parks and Recreation, Crowders Mountain State Park. These purposes are exclusively nonprofit, charitable, educational, and environmental.
• Quarterly Meetings with Park Updates and Programs on a wide variety
of Environmental, Recreational, and Natural History topics
• Hands-On Trail Work
• Co-Host park events such as “Fur, Fangs, and Feathers Fall Festival”
• Assist with annual Bike Ride