ARTICLE II, MISSION:
The mission of this 501c(3) organization is to operate on a non-profit basis, specializing in providing volunteer assistance to Pocahontas State Park. We shall provide labor and funding for programs and events that are in accordance with the mutual interests of both the Friends of Pocahontas State Park and Pocahontas State Park.
While not specifically stated, the mission can easily be interpreted to include labor for maintaining the aesthetic value of the park’s natural scenery, that being in the mutual interest of the two parties. With a budget that provides minimum funding for maintaining aesthetic value, the park depends on volunteers to provide services such as litter collection, especially in outlying areas. That’s why Owen and I got together today to remove a load of trash that had been dumped at the Dean Forest Road parking lot.
When you see a need, lend a hand.