The Friends of Fakahatchee, Inc. was founded to help maintain and protect this natural legacy. The Friends organization is a Florida not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that relies on membership fees and private donations to pursue activities on behalf of the Preserve.

As a Citizens Support Organization, the Friends work closely with the Division of Parks and Recreation in order to accomplish the following:

  • provide interpretive materials used by Park staff
  • obtain scientific equipment to support research in the Strand
  • distribute Preserve information to the general public and local community
  • solicit support (financial and moral) for preservation of the Strand

As a member of the Friends, you will be able to join in numerous activities:

  • swamp walks led by a ranger/naturalist
  • canoe trips through mangrove tunnels
  • special bird and butterfly counts
  • wildlife watching opportunities
  • tram surveys, other volunteer work
  • membership cookouts and dinner/talks
  • specialist committees (eg, Boardwalk, History)

The Friends of Fakahatchee believe that the protection of this jewel of the Everglades Ecosystem is achievable through public awareness and participation.

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