Where Are We Donating?
Reserve resource managers work closely with all sectors here at the Reserve including research, education, and coastal training program teams to provide a strong science to management connection. Insuring that science is leading the way for innovative natural resource management is crucial to adapting to constantly changing ecological systems. Additionally, Reserve staff work hand-in-hand with contractors and volunteers to further protect habitat and sustain native biodiversity. Resource management team activities include land acquisition, habitat and hydrologic stranding response, prescribed fire and cultural resource monitoring.
The 501 c3 non-profit Friends of Rookery Bay helps Reserve staff address many challenges in managing our coastal lands and waters. We connect people to Southwest Florida’s coastal environment through an active volunteer recruitment program, outreach efforts, advocacy, and fundraising activities.
Through these efforts, the Friends provide vital monetary and in-kind support for Reserve programs, operations, and capital improvements. Our members and donors enable us to be a reliable partner to the Reserve and an advocate for preservation and coastal protection.