The Mission of the CSO (Friends of the Crystal River State Parks) is:
- CSOs are a valuable source of volunteers. The membership can
help on special work projects. They can provide guides and docents
in exhibit and interpretive areas and conduct tours or
Through outreach programs, the CSO can provide educational activities, newsletters,
pamphlets, booklets and other informational material. It can help
state park managers communicate a park's specific management needs
and plans to the community.
A CSO can raise funds, seek and receive grants, accept gifts and
bequests of money, as well as tangible property and real
property. These funds can provide additional equipment, buildings,
programs and renovation according to the needs and plans for the
The overall statewide goals of CSOs are to help our state parks provide interesting, educational and
entertaining visitor services. The guideline and basis for citizen support is the Florida Park Service Mission:
To provide resource-based recreation while interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources.