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See them now in the park

Brown Pelican, Anhinga, Double Crested Cormorant, Willet, Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Great Blue Heron, Least Tern, Wilson Plover, Short Billed Dowitcher, Osprey, Mangrove Crab, Green Anole, Gopher Tortoise, and Cow Nosed Ray.

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Nests for Least terns and Wilson’s Plovers are on the beach. The least tern chicks are hatching and can be seen in shadows of the inkberry bushes.

Standing Up for Wildlife

Protection of the nesting beaches is a key activity for the Friends of Lovers Key. Each year, we discover  and guard nests of the ground nesting least terns, as well as sea turtle nests.

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It's always a delight to see Roseate Spoonbills with their bright pink plumage and perfectly adapted bill shuffling through the shallow waters. These visitors to Lovers Key State Park were captured by Jennifer Semro.

Updates and announcements

07-07-2014

The Friends of Lovers Key State Park would like to acknowledge a $20,000 grant from The Martin Foundation. The funds are specifically focused on assisting with the initial plans of the Capital Campaign for the Visitor Center at Lovers Key State Park. The money will be applied toward Board training, marketing materials, design of educational exhibits and preliminary architectural work for the Visitor Center.

The Friends of Lovers Key would like to express our deep appreciation for the support The Martin Foundation has shown by awarding FOLKS a grant so that we may continue with our mission to preserve, protect and support Lovers Key State Park.

Lovers Key State Park is currently the 2nd most visited state park in Florida, with more than 976,000 visitors this year.  LKSP generates $35 million in economic impact and 700 jobs in Southwest Florida.  FOLKS is working to build a Visitor Center which will provide an exciting way to engage visitors and educate them about the importance of our Southwest Florida environment.  The Visitor Center will offer new opportunities for the community to enjoy special events inside the building.

If you would like more information regarding the Visitor Center Project for Lovers Key State Park please call (239) 463-4588 or email capitalcampaign@friendsofloverskey.org


Great Outdoors Adventure Day

Great Outdoors Adventure Day — Oct 20, 2014

Come Join us to Get Outside and Play! Lovers Key State Park Great Outdoor Adventure Day, Saturday- December 6th, 2014., 10 AM - 3 PM. Experience all the outdoor fun Lovers Key has to offer!


Thanks to the Martin Foundation

Thanks to the Martin Foundation — Jul 8, 2014

The Friends of Lovers Key State Park would like to acknowledge a $20,000 grant from The Martin Foundation. The funds are specifically focused on assisting with the initial plans of the Capital Campaign for the Visitor Center at Lovers Key State Park. The money will be applied toward Board training,…


2014 Turtle Trot Breaks Record

2014 Turtle Trot Breaks Record — May 23, 2014

Over 600 people participated in the 9th annual Turtle Trot May 10th at Lovers Key State Park. They crossed the finish line at the beach-side pavilion and enjoyed refreshments, awards, and a dip in the gulf.


The Power of Love

The Power of Love — Feb 24, 2014

The Naples News covered the story of Charles and Mary Wright's vow renewal as part of the story "The power of love: Couples across SWFL celebrate Valentine's Day."


Love at Lovers Key 2014

Love at Lovers Key 2014 — Jan 14, 2014

Love is always in the air at Lovers Key but even more so on Valentine’s Day. Couples are invited to join us in the park for our special 5th Annual Vow Renewal Ceremony at the Gazebo on the beach.


 

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Winter 2014 Newsletter

Record-breaking Visitors, Upcoming Events, Members Mingle, Leave a Legacy

Fall 2014 Newsletter

New Junior Ranger Program, Cookbook Fundraiser, Question Corner and events calendar.

Spring 2014 Newsletter

Park Manager's Message, Capital Campaign for Visitor Center, President's Message, 9th Annual Turtle Trot, American Pickers – Lovers Key Version

Spring 2013 Newsletter

Park Manager's Message, A Beautiful Place to Work, Thank You Volunteers, Send in Your Recipes

Fall 2012 Newsletter
Paddling Festival, Cookbook to be published, A Tram Driver's Musing, Ranger's Poem
Summer 2012 Newsletter
Volunteers recognized, 7th Annual Turtle Trot success, Nests in the Park this summer
Fall/Winter 2011 Newsletter 
New Park Serivces Manager, geo-caching at Lovers Key, Goodsearch.

Spring/Summer 2011 Newsletter
Manager's message, Turtle Trot follow-up, Volunteer information and Visitor Center 

Winter 2011 Newsletter
Welcome to the new park manager, holiday thoughts, threats to coastal bird habitats

Summer 2010 Newsletter
Park staff updates, butterflies of Lovers Key State Park, Nature Program Series

In the Media

Profile in the Naples News

Least terns are back at Lovers Key - Ft. Myers news-press.com