FRIENDS OF CAMANO
"Better Parks: A Better Place to Live"
Friends of Camano Island Parks is a non-profit community organization, incorporated in 1993, providing volunteer support and raising funds, as a non-governmental means :
WHO ARE FRIENDS OF
CAMANO ISLAND PARKS?
This group of community volunteers had its origin in the fall of 1992. The original group was incorporated as Friends of Cama for the purpose of promoting the acquisition of the Cama Beach property by Washington State Parks and Recreation. Members engaged in a variety of activities including a letter writing campaign, creation of a save Cama brochure, speech and slide presentations, petition/signature gathering among local residents and assistance in open house tours of the Cama property.
Their efforts were rewarded with the decision by Washington State Parks and Recreation to begin acquisition of the Cama property beginning in 1993.
The membership voted at the June 17, 1993 general meeting to broaden their focus and provide volunteer services to all of Camano Island, county, state parks and DNR. lands, The new name, Friends of Camano Island Parks was adopted at that time.
FRIENDS OF CAMANO ISLAND PARKS ACTIVITIES
Principle areas of volunteer activity taking place three to four times a month, year round, include: STEWARDSHIP activities in the Island County Parks, the State Parks and the DNR Island County Preserves; EDUCATIONAL projects focused on the natural environment through displays, publications and programs; and promotional projects for ACQUISITION of new park/preserves on Camano Island. Projects and activities related to these three goals are designed to improve recreational services for the visiting public and local residents. Some specific examples of FOCIP involvement and activities are:
VOLUNTEER PARK ACTIVITIES
MEMBERSHIP FOCUSED ACTIVITIES
MAJOR PROJECT ACTIVITIES
HOW TO JOIN
FRIENDS OF CAMANO ISLAND PARKS
Members of the community interested in volunteering in Camano Island parks are encouraged to become members of Friends of Camano Island Parks.
Friends of Camano Island Parks is a non-profit organization with a 501 (c) 3 charitable tax deduction status. All donations are tax deductible.
(Dues paying year begins in June)
Regular.....$10.00 per year
Membership donations are used for postage and office supplies, brochures, newsletters to members, and the purchase of maintenance tools, supplies and other necessary items to carry out volunteer tasks in the parks.
OTHER DONATIONS: Group or individual donations other than membership are beneficial toward major restoration or land preservation projects.
FOCIP welcomes membership inquiries and contributions. For more information write to:
Friends of Camano Island Parks, P.O. Box 1385, Stanwood, WA. 98292 or:
E-Mail:firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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