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Purpose of The Friends of Algonquin Park

The Friends of Algonquin Park is a non-profit, registered charity, dedicated to furthering the educational and interpretive programs in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario's oldest and most famous provincial park.

Founded in 1983, with a volunteer Board of Directors, The Friends of Algonquin Park, Ontario's first cooperating association, has:

  • Generated millions of dollars in gifts for Algonquin Park since its inception;
  • Expanded and republished the Park's official publications which educate about Algonquin's amazing natural and cultural heritage;
  • Funded educational programs for all age groups throughout the year;
  • Raised over a million dollars for the construction and maintenance of interpretive exhibits in the Park's two museums Algonquin Visitor Centre and Algonquin Logging Museum;
  • Supported research about Park wildlife and cultural history;
  • Accomplished even more...

To achieve its special goal, The Friends raises money through generous donations from individuals and corporations, membership fees, publication sales and net proceeds from its bookstores at the Algonquin Visitor Centre, Logging Museum and online.

The Friends operates as a cooperating association under an agreement with Ontario Parks, but is an independent charity that does not lobby for or against issues concerning Algonquin Park's management.

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