About Us

Friends of Sterling Forest Mission Statement:

The Friends of Sterling Forest is a volunteer group organized to protect, enhance, advocate for and connect people to the natural, historical and cultural resources of Sterling Forest State Park.  This will be accomplished by fundraising through partnerships with individuals, businesses, schools, community organizations, government and the public.

Our purpose and objectives will include:
To protect and preserve Sterling Forest’s great legacy of natural resources and historical treasures. 

To provide information to the public regarding Sterling Forest State Park.

Meet our Board of Directors:


  • President - Donald (Doc) Bayne
  • Vice President - Dennis Trotter
  • Treasurer - Susan Serico
  • Secretary - Pat Bayne


  • Wayne Knapp
  • Linda Pallack
  • Madelyn Carlin