Friends of Potawatomi State Park Endowment Fund
Friends of Potawatomi State Park, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose members volunteer their time and talents to aid in maintaining and improving park programs and equipment. The Friends Group hosts the annual RunWild! event held on Saturday of Columbus Day week-end in October that attracts upwards of 500 runners.
Projects that the Friends Group have recently accomplished include: invasive species monitoring and control (progress has been made in controlling garlic mustard, honeysuckle, and phragmites), planting of flowers in the campground and office flowerbeds, resurfacing the playground areas with wood fiber, funding of a new playground digger, assisting Park staff in maintaining the ski trails and, distributing children’s bike helmets (supplied by Habush, Habush & Rottier Charitable Funds).
Friends of Potawatomi State Park is responsible for fully funding the Park Naturalist as well as funding and supporting the naturalist programs and Park maintenance.