Become A Supporter

Invest in the Southern Illinois Community

Friends of the Shawnee National Forest are not only invested in the forest but the greater southern Illinois community as well. Part of our mission is to support the economic sustainability of this region. We strive to utilize local businesses and organizations every chance that we can. Southern Illinois is home to a community of generous individuals, leaders, and business owners who are committed to strengthening the region. We have the utmost gratitude for their support.

Every person who donates their funds, time, or labor to the Shawnee Friends is vital to the success of the organization. However, those who support us at the Ash level and beyond have an exceptional dedication to our organization and the missions we serve within the Shawnee National Forest and southern Illinois. Would you or your business be interested in supporting stewardship, conservation, environmental education, volunteerism, and responsible outdoor recreation in and around the Shawnee National Forest? Contact us at for more information.

Ash ($250)

  • Pat York
  • Cathy & Bruce Slover
  • Alyson Wolz, Owner of Goya Health
  • Kerber, Eck & Braeckel , Accounting Firm
  • Roxanne Conley, Owner of Attitude Designs

Maple ($500)

  • Mayer Branding

Hickory, Walnut, and Oak ($1,000, $2,500, $5,000)

  • Walnut: Murphysboro First Bank & Trust Company