Look what we accomplished in 2017!
The Friends continue to protect special places, connect people to the Park, and inspire a new generation of Mammoth Cave stewards. Thank you for your devotion
to Mammoth Cave, and for your support of the Friends of Mammoth Cave.
Friends looked Behind the Scenes at the New Discovery Cave, the Green River ecosystem, and the Park's curatorial facility.
At the Mammoth Green River Clean-up, 35 volunteers helped out.
We provided lunches for the Hart County work crew, who contributed over 10,000 hours of volunteer labor to Park maintenance projects.
On behalf of the WKU Society for Lifelong Learning, we organized four outings for “Exploring Mammoth Cave with the Experts.”
Our annual Mammoth-on attracted 50 friends and family for a cave tour, bike riding and trail running, including Superintendent Barclay Trimble.
The Friends assisted with the nomination as an International Dark-Sky Park.
We installed an interactive video kiosk in the Visitor Center, featuring Park research and history, cave tour information and links to area attractions and lodging.
Through the Cheryl Messenger Memorial Fund, we awarded more than $35,000 over two years for Ticket to Ride grants to 73 schools, bringing more than 4,000 students to the Park for Environmental Education and cave tours.
A grant to the Friends from the National Park Foundation helped launch Mammoth Cave After Dark, to develop a Night Sky evening program and host 140 students and parents for evening outings at the Park. Look for the video on our Facebook page!
Join us! Look for our year-end campaign on Facebook … over 90 new and renewing contributors in the last year! When you help us with funding, your gift makes a difference.
Thank you for your support!