Join the Friends!
Your membership helps the Friends engage people in the Refuge and raise awareness of the importance of the northern Everglades ecosystem. Friends support the Refuge through our ongoing annual commitments which include: funding our self-guided smartphone/cellphone tour, maintaining the Visitor Center exhibits, co-sponsoring Everglades Day, and spreading the word about the Refuge through our website, e-mail newsletter, Gator Tales newsletter and annual calendar. The Friends have also been providing funding for interns to help the Biology and Public Use staff.
As a Friends member, you receive an annual membership card, a 10% discount on all purchases in our nature store in the Visitor Center, a subscription to our Gator Tales newsletter, invitations to member-only events, and voting privileges at the annual Friends membership meeting.
Most of all you will be supporting a very special place, for the people and the wildlife who depend on it!