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Sweetwater Creek State Park to Benefit from National BMW Program

LITHIA SPRINGS, GA., September 5, 2012 -- Sweetwater Creek State Park in Douglas County is one of 12 parks across the U.S. benefiting from BMW’s “Restore the Outdoors” program. On Friday, September 7, a BMW X1 driver will visit the park and post a photo on the campaign’s Facebook page. For every “Like” the photo receives, BMW will donate $1 to Sweetwater Creek State Park’s Friends Chapter, up to $10,000.

“We are thrilled that BMW contacted us and wanted to include Sweetwater Creek in their nationwide tour,” said Becky Kelley, Director of Georgia’s State Parks.  “And now we really need our visitors’ help.  After Friday, we need park fans to visit BMW’s Facebook page and ‘like’ the photo of Sweetwater Creek State Park.  The more people who do this, the more BMW will donate to the park, and the more Georgians will benefit from park improvements.”
Park officials plan to use the donations for trail maintenance and educational wildlife displays.  BMW’s “Restore the Outdoors” is a charitable program that gives back to outdoor places, including parks, beaches and forests, across the country.  The X1 started its tour in Seattle this August and will arrive in Georgia on September 7.  Park fans can follow the tour at  The promotion runs through the end of September.

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