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Friends Groups

Friends groups, also referred to as Citizen Support Organizations (CSO), provide support to individual parks by volunteering, educating visitors, hosting events and raising funds for specific park projects. There are currently 86 friends groups supporting state parks throughout Florida. These groups and the citizens that pledge their time to them play a vital role supporting Florida's state parks, ensuring that our natural, cultural and historical resources are protected for future generations.

Friends of Florida State Parks is a statewide citizen support organization whose dedicated members and volunteers help support the entire Florida State Park system by preserving, protecting and ensuring accessibility to state parks, educating visitors about the value of state parks, encouraging community engagement and active use of state parks, and providing financial support to supplement state funding. For more information, visit the Friends of Florida State Parks
 
Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation is a statewide citizen support organization whose mission is to help create a statewide system of trails and greenways to advance health, recreation, transportation and tourism. For more information, visit Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation

CSO Resources

Parks Namesort descending CSO Name CSO Address
Lake Griffin State Park Friends of Lake Griffin State Park, Inc.
3089 US Hwy 441/27
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
flgsp.info@gmail.com
Lake Louisa State Park The Friends of Lake Louisa State Park, Inc.
7305 US Highway 27
Clermont, FL 34714
ChristyLLSP@cfl.rr.com
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Friends of the Islamorada Area State Parks, Inc.
P.O. Box 236
Islamorada, FL 33036
Little Manatee River State Park Friends of Little Manatee River
215 Lightfoot Road
Wimauma, FL 33598
Cbmorehorse@aol.com
Little Talbot Island State Park The Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks
12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL, FL 32226
friendsoftalbotislands@gmail.com
Lovers Key State Park Friends of Lovers Key, Inc
8700 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
contact@friendsofloverskey.org
Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park Wikiva Wilderness Tust Inc.
1800 Wekiwa Circle
Apopka, FL 32712
info@wwt-cso.com
Madison Blue Spring State Park North Florida Springs Alliance
Manatee Springs State Park Friends of Manatee Springs Parks, Inc.
11650 N.W. 115th Street
Chiefland, FL 32626
Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee, Inc.
PO Box 807
Inverness, FL 34451
http://www.railstotrailsonline.com/

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