Feel the Love
FOLKS is a non-profit citizen support organization (CSO) established to protect, preserve and support Lovers Key State Park.
We raise money to help the park, and volunteer time to repair fences, take out invasive plants, drive the tram, give lectures, work the gate and create podcasts.
We encourage you to join us in supporting our favorite state park. Get involved by becoming a member, volunteer or donor and bring your friends and family to our special events. Together, we can preserve our Florida coastal legacy and ensure that it is available for future generations.
A Vision for the Future
For the next year, we will be actively fund raising so that we can help the Florida Park Service build a state of the art visitor center to welcome the guests and show off what Lovers Key State Park has to offer. Find out how you can help! Join in the Capital Campaign
All programs begin at 10:00 am. Reservations: 239-463-4588
Estuary Wading Trip
Friday, August 29
Special Volunteer Opportunities
2014 Coastal Cleanup
DATE: Saturday- September 20th, 2014
TIME: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
DESCRIPTION: The Coastal Cleanup is the only cleanup where trash is collected and recorded. The data cards are then sent to the Ocean Conservancy where the information is used in the development of new environmental protection acts and change the behaviors that cause marine debris in the first place. The data cards are designed to have groups of 4 working together, 3 to collect litter and debris and 1 to record the findings. Latex gloves will be handed out, however some of the marine debris will be rough so please feel free to bring work gloves.
The annual cleanup is organized nationally by The Ocean Conservancy, and is coordinated locally by Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. (KLCB) and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF).
The 2 goals of the cleanup are to remove unsightly and environmentally harmful debris from Florida's coastlines and raise awareness about this preventable litter problem. Litter poses a threat to wildlife - plastic bags are mistaken for jellyfish and eaten by sea turtles. Lost and discarded fishing tackle is eaten by birds and becomes an entangling death trap to many types of animal life.
2014 Check-In Locations for the Coastal Cleanup are
18201 John Morris Road, Fort Myers, FL 33931
Fort Myers Beach Elementary School:
2751 Oak Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Lovers Key State Park (Event Field):
8700 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
The 2013 Coastal Cleanup had an amazing turnout!! Preliminary numbers show Keep Lee County Beautiful registered a record 1,605 volunteers at 23 locations around the county, including the underwater cleanup. The event removed 10,361 pounds of litter and debris from our shorelines and waterways.
Pre-registration for this event is required. To register, please contact Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. at (239) 334-3488 or visit http://klcb.org/sp_coastalcleanup.htm
CONTACT: For additional information or to register to participate please contact Trish Fancher, Program Coordinator for Keep Lee County Beautiful, (239) 334-3488 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Lee County Coastal Cleanup Website http://klcb.org/sp_coastalcleanup.htm
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2014 National Public Lands Day
DATE: Saturday- September 27th, 2014
TIME: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
DESCRIPTION: Consider that one-third of the land in America is ours- public land where we can all hike, bike, climb, swim, explore, picnic or just plain relax. There’s a special joy in getting our hands dirty when it helps keep our land beautiful. National Public Lands Day is an opportunity to spruce up these lands while helping us get back to some of the places we love.
On September 27th, thousands of volunteers around the nation will build trails and bridges, pull invasive weeds, plant trees, remove trash and have fun getting back to nature. At the same time, they’ll get quite a workout on America’s public lands- the gym with a view. They’ll learn about the human impact on parks and lands as well as take part in a service endeavor fed with the energy of volunteers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. Join the thousands who will take part in the 21st Annual National Public Lands Day and help do your part for America’s lands at Lovers Key State Park.
Friends of Lovers Key, Inc will be hosting this event Saturday September 27th from 9am -12pm. Join Lovers Key State Park Rangers and Volunteers to help maintain the park's trails, remove exotic invasive species of plants, and pick up litter along the trails to help ensure Lovers Key is a wonderful place to visit and remains excellent habitat for the diversity of wildlife which inhabits the park. Volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Refillable water bottles, sunscreen, hats, gloves and bug repellent are highly recommended. Pre-registration for this event is required. To register, please contact the Lovers Key State Park Ranger Station at (239) 463-4588. (Limit of 25 people- if larger groups are interested (i.e. girl or boy scouts) have them leave contact information and I will follow up)
CONTACT: For additional information please contact Katie Moses at 239-463-4588 or email email@example.com
Click on the events page for details!
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