How to Participate

Become a member

Membership in the Friends of Hemlock Gorge Reservation (FHG) helps the park while providing many exciting an informative opportunities for you as well. As a member of the Friends you are entitled to:

  • The Friends’ Newsletter
  • An invitation to exclusive programs and special events offered only to Friends
  • A discount on any products produced by the Friends
  • An opportunity to provide input into projects undertaken by the Friends
  • To become a member, click here to go to our membership form.

Serve as a committee member

Would you like to work closely with other members of the Friends? Do you have administrative, supervisory, accounting, computer, or organizational skills? The Friends need your help, individually or as a committee member, to make the organization run smoothly and effectively.

Be a volunteer

Do you have a few hours to spare? Become a vital part of the workings of Hemlock Gorge! Potential volunteer help is as diverse as those who use the park:

  • Lead tours such as historical walks
  • Assist in maintaining park cleanliness
  • Conduct historical research
  • Assist in fundraising, such as that needed to repair the Ellis Stone Building
  • Build a trail or rustic bridge
  • Assist with large programs
  • Sell fundraising items like calendars and books
  • Contribute to the Friends’ Web Site

Become a special supporter

Donations of money or materials to the Friends allow the park to purchase vital items such as trash cans, benches, and new equipment.

We can help the reservation sponsor programs and projects such as:

  • Programming for school children
  • Interpretive signs in the park
  • Professional printing of brochures, calendars, or interpretive fact sheets
  • Living history programs
  • Restoration of the Ellis Stone Building
  • Maintenance of the Friends’ Web Site

Click here to see our Membership Form