The friends of Byers was formed in 1995, in recognition of the need to protect this homestead for future generations to enjoy. This group of volunteers began the effort that resulted in the purchase by Commerce Township on September 30th, 1998. The Friends of Byers are responsible for coordinating the preservation and maintenance of the grounds. You, the people, are invited to share in this as well. There are opportunities for all skills. Builders, gardeners, event planners, and committee members are all welcome! If volunteering is not your thing, donations are also welcome to help with the cost of maintenance and materials. Donations also help provide feed for the wildlife.