Friends of Lovers Key State Park

Together, we protect, preserve and support Lovers Key State Park


In the Spotlight

FOLKS host Bonita Springs Chamber
Business After Hours event at Lovers Key


On Thursday evening, February 11, Bonita Springs Chamber members gathered at Lovers Key for a spectacular event, complete with a breathtaking sunset. Attendees even got a glimpse of the green flash! This lovely evening at the beach gazebo and under the tent featured catering by Artichoke & Company and live entertainment by Boyd Baker. The children had fun with Park Specialist Katie Moses, painting handcrafted jellyfish.

This was the first Business After Hours event hosted by FOLKS, and the first Bonita Springs Chamber Business After Hours event open to families in 5 years. Everyone involved considered it a great success. See more photos.

Over 120 listeners enjoyed Songwriters at Sunset on Tuesday night.

The Friends of Lovers Key help bring communities together in a beautiful beach setting.

Grand Opening for the FOLKS online store!

You can now show your love for Lovers Key in a variety of colors and sizes.


Our new online store provides a new way to support the park you love. Now you'll look snazzy in the kitchen with your FOLKS Cookbook, also available from the online store.

Visit the FOLKS online store. >>

Lovers Key State Park Junior Ranger Kids Summer Adventure Programs

Save the dates for exciting monthly programs just for kids!


Head outside with the kids, and discover the wonders of Lovers Key State Park! Join a park ranger for great nature programs designed specifically for kids ages 6 and up. Learn about animal tracks, marine animals, sea turtles and more. Preregistration is required; spaces are limited. To register, please call the Ranger Station at (239) 463-4588. Free with park admission.

Read about the programs >>

The Friends of Lovers Key Love'n to Cook Cookbooks for sale.

Purchase two – one for a friend, one for you!


The Friends of Lovers Key Love'n to Cook Cookbook is packed with delicious and inventive recipes from our members. This is a cookbook that's sure to inspire compliments. Only $15 for 200 pages of recipes. All proceeds benefit the programs of FOLKS.

Now available at the FOLKS online store. >>

In the Spotlight: Why the Piping Plover is in Danger

By Susan Suarez, FOLKS correspondent to Spotlight News

piping plover

Read all about the charm of the Piping Plovers, when you can see them on Lovers Key, and how developmental pressures are impacting their numbers. Fortunately, we can offer them safe haven on the Lovers Key State Park beaches for their wintering grounds.

Read full article >>

Turtle Tracks Newsletter Archives

Winter 2015 Newsletter
Calling Volunteers, Volunteer Spotlight on Jack Delancy, Manatees, Upcoming Events

Fall 2015 Newsletter
Images of Nature Photo Week, Volunteer Spotlight, Creature Feature, Upcoming Events

Summer 2015 Newsletter
Meet Chip, the Gopher tortoise, Photo Contest, Osprey, Recent Events, Volunteer Spotlight

Spring 2015 Newsletter
Gopher tortoises, Volunteer Spotlight, Vow Renewal Photos, Upcoming Events

Winter 2014 Newsletter
Record-breaking Visitors,  Members Mingle, Leave a Legacy

Summer 2014 Newsletter
New Junior Ranger Program, Cookbook Fundraiser, Question Corner

Spring 2014 Newsletter
 9th Annual Turtle Trot, American Pickers – Lovers Key Version