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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
  Gary Schoenberger Vice Chair
  Elaine Thompson Secretary
  Diane Giffels Treasurer

Meet Our Board

  John Dworsky Board Mem
  Randy Semmel Board Mem
  Joe Szwajkowski   Board Mem
Meet Our Staff Volunteers
  Bill Ziegler Webmaster
  Courtney Kitzhoffer Social Media