Friends of Maryland State Forests and Parks, Inc.
Dedicated to preserving, protecting, improving and expanding our Maryland State Parks.
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Grants

Fall 2020 – Small Grants/Big Impact
In the scheme of things, a grant of $1,000 or below is small. But sometimes, like a pebble’s ripple effect through water, its impact can be mighty.
During times like these, we need our parks more than ever. Given COVID self-quarantine, our use of trails and open areas of parks has increased dramatically. In addition to increased visitation, parks face challenges from a changing climate and diminished budgets.
Consequently, your park resources and staff are being strained to the breaking point – a Small Grant can provide vital support. Whether you contribute $10 or $1,000 to our Small Grants Program, your dollars will support Conservation & Education activities in 2020/2021.
CONSERVATION:
Our goal is to protect and enhance the conservation or recreation value of Maryland’s State Parks, and to inspire the public to adopt conservation stewardship ethics.
EDUCATION:
Our goal is to create opportunities for hands-on experimentation and minds-on reflection in our state parks. Place-based learning places students in local heritage, cultures, landscapes, opportunities, and experiences, and uses these as a foundation for the study of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and other subjects across the curriculum.