OUR PROJECTS

The Friends provide financial support to the park in order to support projects critical to maintaining a healthy park ecosystem. Such project investments include:

SEA TURTLE PROGRAM

The Friends provide assistance to the park's sea turtle program through the purchase of equipment like all-terrain beach vehicles and tablets to make data collection easier. 

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INTERPRETIVE PANELS

We fund the printing and materials needed to install educational panels throughout the seven parks. 

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PARK EQUIPMENT

The Friends provide funding for equipment like a wood chipper that has been used to clear several miles of overgrown trails, re-opening trails to the public once again.

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL

FIELD STUDIES 

We have provided funding for University of North Florida professor Keith Ashley and his team of students to conduct archaeological surveys on Big Talbot Island

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PARK STAFF DEVELOPMENT

We provide funding for park staff to attend specialized training and conferences, including prescribed fire training. 

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