Who We Are

Mission Statement

We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization formed to help preserve, conserve, enhance, and promote Hugh Taylor Birch State Park through community support.

About The Friends

Founded in 1999, the “Friends”, a Citizens Support Organization (CSO), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose function is to generate and employ additional resources to support Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. This is done through special work projects, events and programs, community outreach, educational activities, guided tours and communications, interpretive programs, fundraising activities, the purchase of new equipment and supplies, and by providing assistance to the park staff as needed.

The Staff

Picture of Executive Director Gale Butler

Gale Butler, Executive Director

Friends of Birch State Park, Inc.
954.566.0660
gbutler@birchstatepark.org
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Picture of Michelle Schmitz, Director of Membership & Development

Michelle Schmitz, Director of Membership & Development

Friends of Birch State Park, Inc.
954.566.0660
mschmitz@birchstatepark.org
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