A friends group is forming to support Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The group, Friends of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, is holding an organizational meeting this coming Sunday, June 29.
Park Superintendent Valerie Naylor planted the seed for the group a few years back when she met with park supporters to see if any were interested in organizing a friends group.
"A lot of national parks have ‘friends’ groups, about 160,” Superintendent Naylor told the Dickinson (North Dakota) Press. "Yet Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a major national park unit that did not have a friends group.”
On Sunday the fledgling group will meet at Shelter 10 in Sertoma Park along Riverside Park Drive in Bismarck, North Dakota, at 6 p.m. CDT. Annual membership fees to join the group are $25 for an individual, $35 for a family, $10 for a student and $5 for the young explorers, who are children ages 10 and under.
“It’s a great opportunity to get involved,” the superintendent told the newspaper. “‘Friends’ groups in national parks range from very large groups to very small groups, but they are all helpful to the national parks in raising funds, friends and supporting events and getting people involved in the national park. We are excited to have a ‘friends’ group in our park.”
For more information, contact Joe Satrom at 701-255-3095.