Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Mobilize Against Budget Cuts

26 08 2008

Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites is preparing to mobilize its members and concerned citizens across Georgia in support of the State Parks and Historic Sites across the state. 

In light of the recent announcement from DNR Commissioner Noel Holcomb regarding possible state park and historic site closings, Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites is developing an action plan to help mobilize local chapters and members in support of the state park system and to advocate against further cuts to the system’s operating budget.  Friends plans to work with the Commissioner, the Division and its members to mitigate some of the impact the proposed budget cuts may have.

Since 2002, the Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division has sustained continuous budget reductions.  Through these sustained reductions, Friends has worked diligently with the Division to minimize the negative impact on the safety, security and quality of experience for park guests while simultaneously avoiding park closures.  The management strategies implemented in response to previous cuts won’t suffice under the new cuts, given the cumulative effect of all the reductions.

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