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Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park assists the National Park Service in its mission to preserve and protect Great Smoky Mountains National Park by raising funds and public awareness, and by providing volunteers for needed projects.
Your gift to Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park can help:
Wherever you go in the national park, you can see the results of the Friend's efforts. The Friends have provided funds for many vital projects, including:
But there is still much more work to do! Please help the Friends help the Smokies. Become a Friend Today!
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowable by law.
Did You Know?
An experimental program to reintroduce elk to the park was begun in 2001. Elk once roamed the Smokies, but were eliminated from the region in the mid 1800s by over-hunting and loss of habitat. Other animals successfully reintroduced to the park include river otters and barn owls. More...