Friends of Fakahatchee: Dedicated to financial and volunteer support to preserve the unique ecology and cultural heritage of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park and educate the public about its importance.
Support for the Fakahatchee
Financial support for the Friends of the Fakahatchee is critical to both maintenance and improvements to this national natural treasure. It helps us buy materials to repair the boardwalk. It buys tools and equipment, pays for services such as prescribed burning, and fuels our dreams, such as the Cypress Bend Boardwalk Expansion Project and a proposed Orchid shade house. Generous support from those who love the Fakahatchee has made the Ghost Rider tram tours a reality.
We invite you to join the Friends of Fakahatchee as a valuable member. We welcome your donations and are grateful for your generosity and support.
Why wait? Donate on-line now! Or mail your check, payable to FOF, to Friends of Fakahatchee, P.O. Box 35, Everglades City FL 34139.
If you’re more of a “hands on” individual, we can certainly use your time and talents! Whether your interests are administrative or mechanical, there is a place for you at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. You’ll meet great people and make a real contribution to efforts to maintain and enhance the park. Read more about our Volunteer Program, and get in touch. We’ll put you to work.
Annual Fund Drive
Each Fall members receive information about our annual fund drive, which seeks contributions above and beyond membership donations. Last year the members’ generosity payed for and all-terrain vehicle to be primarily used by veteran Park biologist Mike Owen and supporting staff.
This year the Board of Directors and the Park Manager have identified the need to purchase an additional all terrain vehicle (ATV) to help Volunteers clear trails, repair bridges, remove exotic species, conduct surveys and so much more. Annually our volunteers dedicate nearly 2,500 hours in the field to support the park. Please show your appreciation by giving generously to the Annual Fund. You can download the giving form to accompany your check, or give on-line with the button below.Donate to the Annual Fund
Give to the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk Expansion Project Fund
Your generous contribution will support the renovation and expansion of our famous Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk. Your dollars will help build the visitor center providing access and unforgettable experiences for visitors to the Fakahatchee. For more details see our Projects page.Donate to the Boardwalk Expansion Fund
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