Norris Dam State Park receives mini-grant from state parks group

The Friends of Tennessee State Parks Board of Directors has announced that nearly $6,700 has been awarded to the Tennessee State Park Friends groups and newly forming groups.

Grants awarded will fund projects including interpretive signage, gardens, trail markers, viewing platforms and start-up costs to officially form a Friends group.

“We are pleased to offer another round of grant funding to our Friends and congratulate this year’s recipients,” said LeaAnn Carr, president of The Friends of Tennessee State Parks. “The state parks budget has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and being able to offer financial assistance through small grants to our Friends will help make these park projects possible.”

Friends of Norris Dam State Park – Campground Kiosk received $500.

Money was raised through various events and partnerships, including a silent auction at the 16th-annual Friends Conference.

These funds have allowed the Friends group to offer up to $500 to help pay for small enhancement projects at Tennessee state parks.