Friends of DNR Search and Rescue Event

In 2008, a group of civic-minded individuals formed The Friends of Georgia DNR Search and Rescue to help support individuals who volunteer to search and rescue at State Parks every year. The group’s mission is to provide financial support to help train and outfit the teams that are frequently called into action to locate lost or injured park visitors.
Each year there are between 100-200 incidents that required assistance from these volunteer teams.  Georgia State Parks says an average of twenty five lives have been saved each year by the search and rescue volunteers.
On April 22nd (Earth Day), the Friends group will host their second annual fundraiser “Park-a-Palooza” at the Alexander Lakes Trailhead on the Rockdale River Trail in Panola Mountain State Park. The event will feature fishing, boating, trail hiking, archery, and canine companionship. Vistors can attend a “Lost and Found” seminar and learn what to do if you become lost in the wilderness.
Bring your picnic blanket, fishing pole, and well-behaved pooch for a fun-packed day at the park.  The event will begin at 2PM.