Membership Matters

Membership Matters

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.

Become a Friend: Join Today!

The Friends work closely with the Park Service to protect the Preserve’s natural resources. Members of the FOF can be seen greeting visitors at the boardwalk, clearing trails, leading educational swamp walks and tram tours, hosting events from fund-raisers to children fishing clinics and so much more.

Members of the Friends of Fakahatchee join for many different reasons; some may have had a special experience in the Preserve and want to stay informed, many are conservationists who want to support our mission, while others seek to be actively involved as volunteers within the park or serve on the Friends Board of Directors.

Our members receive The Ghost Writer newsletter which keeps them informed about the Friends accomplishments, and up coming events.  Get advance notice of opportunities to assist with research and conservation projects. Are invited to annual picnics and other social events, but above all they share the fellowship of like-minded individuals; all doing their bit to protect the natural resources of the Fakahatchee Preserve and improve visitors experience.

Faka-hackers Howard Lubel, Dino Barone, and Ranger, Steven Bass constructed a new bridge over a collapsed culvert on the West Main Tram.

Volunteers Howard Lubel, Dino Barone, and Ranger Steven Bass constructed a new bridge over a collapsed culvert on the West Main Tram.

Whether you contribute “on the ground” or through your generous financial support, we want you as a Friend. Through membership, you will gain access to, and knowledge about, one of the richest and rarest ecosystems in the United States.  Won’t you join us?!?


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I see the Friends as an extremely dedicated group working to preserve an incredible wilderness and its wildlife. I am very proud to be a member.
– Robert Keiser, South Miami

Thanks to our lifetime and business members!

Lifetime Preservers
Bruce & Janet Bunch

Lifetime Protectors
Kit & La Raw Maran
Michael Rohovsky

Lifetime Family Members
Jan Bachrach
Dick & Sue Jagels
Tom & Vicki Johnson
John & Polly Kaiser
Tom & Judy Maish
Noel Nation
James & Margaret Phillips
Van & Jane Sayler
Glen & Laura Stacell

Lifetime Individual Members
Mary Aronin
Karen Berkley
Rita Bleasdale
Warner Blow
Kevin Bowden
Elsie Caldwell
John Elting
Carolyn Ginther
Peter Haffenreffer
Don Harmon
Greg Hauze
Susan Hauze
Terry Heaps
Patricia Huff
Richard Mizer
James Nici
Randolph Parks
Wendy Becker Payton
Mark Perro
Ken Shapiro
John Spengler
Carol Vartanian


A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR THE FRIENDS OF FAKAHATCHEE, A FLORIDA-BASED NONPROFIT CORPORATION (REGISTRATION NO. CH9223), MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OR VISITING THEIR WEBSITE HERE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.