Volunteer Awards 2017
Director’s Special Volunteer Service Award: Since 2013, Jim Ellis has served as President of the Friends of Birch State Park where he has played an intricate role in revitalizing Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.
Corporate Contributor of the Year: Motorola Solutions conducted its annual work day at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park for a beach cleanup and donated $5,000.
Overall Citizen Support Organization (CSO) of the Year: Last year, the Friends of Fort Clinch contributed over $50,000 to park needs.
Citizen Support Organization (CSO) of the Year - Resource-based Recreation: The Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is small but mighty. They have taken on enormous projects in a short amount of time with lasting park benefits.