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The Friends of Beltzville State Park (FOBSP) friends group was founded in July 2015 with six or eight like minded people. Friends groups in general provide volunteers at parks or forests and work closely with the park staff to contribute to the conservation and preservation of the park an it's resources.  Friends are young and not so young, all with different background but all are people like you who love the outdoors and are willing to help conserve and preserve by volunteering their time, talents, services and support to enhance our state parks and forests.  Friends groups form for a variety of reasons, but all understand the value of their particular state park or forest and share a commonality to make that park of forest the best in the commonwealth.

Every year friends from all over the state provide tens of thousands of volunteer hours to improve and enhance state parks and forests.  Friends group connect people to the natural places of Pennsylvania and plug them into outlets for their energy and enthusiasm while enhancing the role of public lands and local communities.


About Us

FOBSP Mission Statement

The Friends of Beltzville State Park will work to provide educational, and recreational programs in the park and are dedicated to the protection, preservation and enhancement of Beltzville State Park.
 

The Beltzville Friends Group meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00pm in the Educational Interpretive Center (EIC) And Friends "Walking Group" meets Thursday at 11:00am at the EI Center

Meet Our Officers

  Diane Szwajkowski Chair
215-230-0654  
     
  Gary Schoenberger Vice Chair
484-629-4916  
     
  Elaine Thompson Secretary
610-377-2726  
     
  Diane Giffels Treasurer
   
     

Meet Our Board

  John Dworsky Board Mem
610-377-2727  
     
  Randy Semmel Board Mem
     
  Joe Szwajkowski   Board Mem
610-379-4328  
     
Meet Our Staff Volunteers
     
  Bill Ziegler Webmaster
570-730-7155  
admin@fobsp.org  
     
  Courtney Kitzhoffer Social Media
  Admin