Friends of Holliday Lake State Park will hold a meeting on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest Office. We encourage you to join us if you are interested in volunteering at Holliday Lake State Park or are interested in learning more about this Friends group.
One of the projects the members of the Friends of Holliday Lake adopted is the park's butterfly garden. The choice was appropriate since the group's president is a retired park employee who worked on the design and installation of the garden. The garden is designed to meet a butterfly's needs throughout its life--from egg to adult. It provides water and shelter and has basking rocks--a spot for butterflies to warm up on cool mornings.
Friends of Holliday Lake president, Roger Hamel admires the work of the group on the park's butterfly garden.
Citizen Support Organizations (CSO) also known as Friends Groups, are essentially a group of volunteers that have a special interest in supporting projects and programs for the park. These groups organize special events, raise money, schedule workdays and partner with local businesses. They also advocate on behalf of the park. Friends groups are a valued resource to state parks and are particularly important during hard economic times.
For more information on the Friends of Holliday Lake State Park, please contact the park office at 434-248-6308 or by email. The Department of Forestry Office is located at 1685 Francisco Road, Dillwyn, Virginia. For more information about Holliday Lake State Park click this link.