The Friends of Michaux State Forest recognizes the importance of businesses in the region that provide goods and services to the Forest visitors. We also see the benefits of Michaux State Forest users to local businesses. By joining the Friends of Michaux, you are helping to support our mission to protect the natural and cultural resources and enhance recreational opportunities in Michaux State Forest. Helping us shows that you value the things that your customers and clients care about! Your support allows us to maintain and improve the Forest which keeps people coming back and that’s good for everyone!
Plus, you’ll receive some great member benefits: a certificate that you can display to proudly show your support; your business name/logo on our website; discounts on merchandise and events; and preference for Friends of Michaux State Forest event sponsorships.
We have three levels of Business Membership that draw attention to the natural resources that help make Michaux a unique and invaluable asset:
- The $100 IRON LEVEL recalls the iron industry that flourished on South Mountain and in what would become Michaux State Forest through the 19th century. Traces of the iron industry are preserved and visible throughout the Forest.
- The $250 RHYOLITE LEVEL recognizes the volcanic rock that was used by Native Americans for stone tools throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Michaux is the only place in Pennsylvania where this rock can be found.
- The $500 TREE LEVEL is named for the most important resource in the Forest. Trees provide habitat and shelter; filter the air, support the soil, and protect the water. Michaux State Forest is both the ‘Cradle of Forestry’ and the ‘Cradle of Conservation’.
Joining is easy! Just download our membership form and mail it in. We are working on getting on-line registration set up – if you want to register and pay on-line, just contact us.
We want to hear from our Business Members. To make that easier we’ll conduct an annual survey and/or hold an annual Business Members Meeting to get your take on the Forest and your ideas and suggestions about continuing to make the Forest a place that people want to visit. In the meantime, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.