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A new Friends Group is born: In the early part of 2010 the State announced that because of budget cuts they wouldn’t be opening Palmetto Island State Park. On June14 at the request of the Rotary Club, Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission and Vermilion Chamber of Commerce the park was opened to the public for quick ‘peek’ and from that event a petition with about 1,000 signatures was sent to Baton Rouge by the community. On October 28, 2010 Palmetto Island State Park opened. For once the people ‘spoke’ and Baton Rouge heard them.  In February of 2011 a small founding group of seven people who wholeheartedly wanted Palmetto Island State Park to remain open for everyone to enjoy came together for the first time.  From that day to this we have met often, and from those meetings Friends of Palmetto Island State Park, Inc. was formed. We are now a non-profit corporation registered with the State of LA and we’ve been granted 501c3 status with the IRS. Below you will find, in part, the mission that was born: 
“… to enhance the use and enjoyment of the Palmetto Island State Park for the people of Vermilion Parish, the State of Louisiana and all its visitors. More specifically, to create greater visibility of community support and in hope that such support, will protect and or mitigate against unnecessary budget reductions that may result in the closing of Palmetto Island State Park. To fulfill this mission, FPISP shall generate and create additional resources, through gifts of time, money or in kind, all in support for and in the best interest of PISP through an unlimited variety of events and activities not inconsistent with the rights of a non-profit organization…but not necessarily limited to the following:…. enhancement projects, fundraising activities, etc. and in general to help support, enhance and expand upon the attractiveness of the park, its programs, activities and purpose….”

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Friends of Palmetto Island State Park, Inc.



Founded in 2011, Friends of Palmetto Island State Park, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity organized for the exclusive benefit, 

support, enhancement and promotion of Palmetto Island State Park.

P.O. Box 33, Perry, LA 70575 Ÿ 337.652.2484 Ÿ friendsofpisp@yahoo.com