If you enjoy visiting Virginia State Parks and want to help support them, an easy way is to let your Delegate and State Senator know that you support initiatives that benefit our parks.
Virginia Association for Parks President Greg Eanes announced the organization's advocacy guidelines for the 2017 General Assembly session. Click here to see the document. For an up to date list of bill with assigned bill numbers, committee members and suggested text for correspondence, click for pdf version here or excel version here. A list of relevant budget amendments can be found by clicking here. This document will be updated throughout the session.
The VAFP supports an increase to the Virginia State Parks budget to create stable funding for the
Youth Conservation Corps, a service-learning program where teens live and work for three weeks
in a state park.
If you don't know who your state legislators are, type you address in the top right box of this handy tool.
You can also show your support by joining the Virginia Association for Parks. There are free and various paid levels of membership available. Click here for more details. If you prefer to call commitee members, you can find that information here.
We'll be updating the advocacy document throughout the session. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.