Environmental and Cultural
Heritage Awareness Exhibitors

Visit the Environmental and Cultural Awareness Exhibits to discover the people and organizations devoted to conserving Florida's cultural heritage and natural resources, from endangered species and vital rivers, to artists, educators and historical sites. The following is a sampling of Environmental and Cultural Heritage Awareness Exhibitors that have appeared at previous festivals.

Edible Plant Project is a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to the propagation and distribution of plants with edible properties that are native to north and central Florida. Sales of fruit trees, seeds and other food-producing plants that are appropriate for North-Central Florida.

Florida Banjo Society is dedicated to the preservation and teaching of the Old Time Banjo styles that were popular prior to the early part of the 20th Century.  The Banjo Society annual hosts the Old-Time Banjo Contest and seeks contestants that honor and preserve this part of our culture and perform it publicly.  Located near the Under the Oaks Stage Sunday afternoon during the Banjo Contest.

Florida State Fiddle Association works to increase communication among fiddlers and other oldtime musicians in the State of Florida.  They hold an annual convention and conduct the Florida State Fiddle Contest.  The fiddle contest is held Saturday of the Florida Folk Festival at the Heritage and Dance Stage.  Members of the Fiddle Association are happy to provide information at the Heritage & Dance Stage during the fiddle contest.

Florida Trail Association develops, maintains, promotes and protects the Florida National Scenic Trail and other hiking trails in Florida while educating the public about conservation of the natural beauty of Florida

Four Rivers Audubon Society is an environmental education group dedicated to environmental education, volunteer clean-ups and other projects, and management counseling.

Friends of Florida Folk, Inc is an advocate for all things Florida Folk. They work to identify, protect, preserve, and promote folk arts, crats, dance and music.  Located in the Marketplace Area near the Heritage and Dance Stage. They have Friends of Florida Folk merchandise.

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is dedicated to the responsible enjoyment of the outdoors.  Learn about low impact, environmentally friendly techniques.

Magnolia and Sparkleberry Chapters of the Florida Native Plant Society promote conservation, preservation and restoration of Florida native plants and plant communities.

University of Florida Aquatic Pathology Lab, Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities Project is focused on Florida seafood, its heritage, diversity, and plight after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill - information about the various seafood industries along the Florida Gulf coastline, and outcomes from seafood testing to demonstrate the current understanding of "lack of direct impact" from the oil spill.  Regional watermen will share stories of their fisheries in their generation, and generations gone by. Daily seafood cooking lessons, taste tests, and cast net throwing

North Florida Folk Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping acoustic artists, their fans and venues keep up with what's going on around the First Coast.

Seminole Tribe of Florida Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum (Located at the Seminole Family Camp) Seminole and Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum inspired merchandise and books and exhbits.

 Will McLean Foundation for Florida Heritage in Music presents material designed to educate about environmental protection and cultural preservation through the works of Will McLean and other Florida artists influenced by him. Located at Marketplace.