About  FOSLS

​​Help!  We need volunteers to do everything from down and dirty work in the parks to lobbying in Olympia.   All skill and physical levels are welcome.  

  • Webmaster
  • Advocacy work,
  • Public Relations
  • Carpentry
  • Fund raising
  • Art Work and/or Photography
  • ​Park Clean-up

 Want to get involved?  

Come to a FOSLS meeting.  We  usually meet the third Monday of the month at 

7 pm, upstairs at the Montesano City Hall. 

​ call or email    

​(360) 789-9953 


"...working together to keep ALL state parks open and operating for future generations.."

FOSLS works to preserve and protect our state parks for this and  future generation

Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia State Parks (FOSLS) was formed in 2009 in response to a proposal to close or give away these two state parks. Starting with a 10,000 name petition, we then worked with the state park agency to form a non-profit corporation, developed a management plan for our parks, conducted work parties to renovate some historic structures, cleaned up storm damage, partially funded construction of a new shelter, and worked to get Schafer on the National Historic Register.

Because we are located close to Olympia, we have worked to present the state park story to our legislature and supported the state park agency as they have worked to preserve our state park system.  We also work closely with the Washington State Parks Foundation and Friends groups at other state parks.

If you would like to work with FOSLS, we welcome all help.  All skill levels and gifts to help your parks are welcome. We are a 501 (c) 3 non profit corporation.

Call (360) 789-9953 for any information.

​​​The Lake Sylvia Legacy Project:  ​Taking the treasure of Lake Sylvia State Park and adding a legacy to pass on to  generations of the next century. See our special page and find out how you can be part of this effort.