FOA Logo  *** Friends of Anastasia ***

(A Citizen Support Organization (CSO) For Anastasia State Park)

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"To generate supplemental resources which will provide increased recreational opportunities and further enhance protection of the natural and cultural resources of Anastasia State Park" 

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Please come join us for an event, in membership & stewardship of this great preserve in St. Augustine.

 

This website serves to inform our generous members, supporters & those who may decide to become members, about our activities & events that support "YOUR" Anastasia State Park. 

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NOTE: Please scroll half-way down this Main page to visit our "MEETING NOTES  & OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST" section. Once there, you you will be able to view all of our monthly meeting notes/minutes (over the past year), our corporate members & other important Friends & Anastasia State Park Park information. Please support our generous corporate members - Thanks!

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PLEASE READ BELOW FOR INFORMATION ABOUT FRIENDS & OUR BEAUTIFUL PARK!
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THE NEXT FRIENDS OF ANASTASIA MONTHLY MEETING: Will be held on TUESDAY EVENING, August 18th, 2015 @ 7:00 PM at the State Park Office (across from the St. Augustine Amphitheater).  All Friends members are invited to attend these very important monthly meetings. They are generally only about one hour or so in duration & very efficiently run.  Please join us. Thanks......

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ENDLESS SUMMER RUN/WALK (ESR) - 2015:  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th, 2015 at 7:30 PM.  Please Note: This event is now SOLD OUTFor additional information, visit our ESR website at:  www.endlesssummerrun.org  . 

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NEXT "MUSIC IN THE PARK" EVENT (Formally called Dogs & Jam):  Will be held on August 8th, 2015 (6 - 9 PM).  Visit our Calendar page on this website for additional details.  Don't miss out on the fun. 

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PLEASE CONSIDER BECOMING AN ENDLESS SUMMER RUN (ESR) SPONSOR To find out how, please click on: http://www.endlesssummerrun.org/sponsors.html to visit our ESR Website Sponsor page.  Thanks!

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YOU MAY NOW DONATE TO FRIENDS VIA "PAYPAL OR BY ANY MAJOR CREDIT CARD" - Submit your donations to Friends for your yearly Membership via Credit Card or PAYPAL.  You may also use your Credit Card or PAYPAL account to make extra one-time donations to our General, Junior Rangers and Playground funds.  Donations can be made securely via your individual PayPal account or by using a major credit card.  To Join, Renew or Donate Online, please click on the "Join / Donate" link located at the top of this page.  Donating this way is:  Convenient - Fast - Easy - Secure (& tax deductible as allowed by law).  Thanks......

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TRAIL CLEANUP:  The next cleanup is scheduled to be a "TRAIL CLEANUP" & will be held on Saturday morning, September 26th, 2015 @ 8:30 AM at Anastasia State Park (on "National Public Lands Day").  Please mark you calendars & stay tuned for additional information about this very worthwhile event. Thanks......

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VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED:  Volunteers are needed for various Friends functions/tasks.  Some of these are:

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  •  Friends' Administration:  Board Member (Note: Board Member opportunities occur each year)
  •  Fundraising:  Special Events, 2014 Endless Summer Run/Walk, Playground, etc. 
  •  Information:  Articles, Photography, Website Admin/Support, Correspondence, Public Speaking 
  •  ECO:  Recycling, Going Green, Park Beach Cleanups & other coordinated ECO cleanups, etc.  
  •  Friends of Anastasia Awareness:  FOA Booth, New Member Sign-up, Donor/Sponsor Solicitation 
  •  Membership:  Admin, Database Support, Awareness, New Member Recruiting, Renewal Tracking
  •  Special Skills:  Horticulture, Maintenance, Electric, Plumbing, Carpentry, Writing, Computer, etc.

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Please call Park Specialist, Brittany Sims McDermott (904) 461-2035  for additional information or send us an email at:  friendsofanastasia@yahoo.com - Thanks!

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT:  GET YOUR FRIENDS (limited supply left) SPORT SHIRT TODAY -  To find out how to obtain one, please call Park Specialist, Brittany Sims McDermott - (904) 461-2035. 

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GIVE "12 FREE ANASTASIA PARK ADMISSIONS" AS A GIFT - A Friends membership makes a great gift for someone you care about. Please click on one of the "Join-Donate" or "Join & Mail" links above and give a gift membership today. Thanks!

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SEE OUR "MEETING NOTES & OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST" AREA OF THIS WEBSITE (below):   Read about & stay up-to-date with Anastasia State Park, our Friends CSO and other interesting happenings around town.  Visit our website often.

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CALENDAR (of upcoming events) - Visit our Calendar link above to view all upcoming events, such as:  Scheduled Park "Habitat Walks" (on the last Saturday of each month), Friends meetings & get togethers and our Park's "Fee-Free" Days (to name a few).  To find out more, visit the "Deals & Discounts" link on the Park Website at:  http://www.floridastateparks.org/thingstodo/deals.cfm

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HELP OUR "JUNIOR RANGER" PROGRAM - You can now help support our "Junior Ranger" program here at Anastasia State Park. In the past, we had over 50 kids participate in this worthwhile program. It's easy to donate to Friends via PayPal or a Major Credit Card. Simply click on the "Join-Donate" link located at the top of this page. Donations on our site are safe & secure.  You may also send in your "Junior Ranger" donation to: Friends Of Anastasia Park (Junior Rangers Fund), 1340A  A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080-5422.

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VISIT OUR NEW ANASTASIA STATE PARK PLAYGROUND:

For more information about our Playground Project, please contact Park Specialist, Brittany McDermott at (904) 461-2035.  Thanks!

  We have a beautiful new children's playground at the Park.  Come visit often.

PLAYGROUND UPDATE: Our Playground is installed & operational. Thanks to Mr. Dan LeBlanc of Cape Leisure (the owner of the managing company who runs the "ISLAND BEACH SHOP/GRILL" at the Park) for providing the funding for this great playground equipment that was recently installed at Anastasia State Park (near the Sea Turtle Pavilion & the Island Beach Shop/Grill). Come visit the park & take a look at the beautiful new equipment. While you are there, stop by the Beach Shop/Grill too.  Thanks also to all who have supported this very worthwhile effort with playground specific donations. All monies that have been collected via donations & fundraisers, etc. (to support our playground) were put towards building a new playground canopy & for maintenance & enhancements. We are so happy to see this vision become a reality. What a great addition to our beautiful park. Thanks so much!!!!!!

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MEETING NOTES & OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST:

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To view items below that state "Read More" (some of the items other than meeting notes), please scroll halfway down the page after clicking on the item.  Also, please click "Next Page" to view Items on subsequent pages.  Thanks.

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Meeting Notes - July 21st, 2015 (click below)
View our July 21st, 2015 Friends monthly meeting notes by clicking ----> here ...... Note: Do not click on the meeting notes title above i.e. "Meeting Notes - July 21st, 2015", as it will not take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.
Next Friends Monthly Meeting-Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
Our next Friends meeting will take place on Tuesday evening evening, August 18th, 2015 @ 7:00 PM at the Park Administration Bldg. Come participate as a member and meet the 2015 Friends Board and Park staff.  All Friends members are invited to attend, so please come out to say "HI".  Please visit our calendar page by clicking on the calendar link at the top of this Main page for further information.
Next “Music In The Park" Event (Formally Dogs & Jam) - August 8th, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Come to our next “Music in the Park” event (formally called Dogs & Jam) at Anastasia State Park. Please see the Calendar on this website for additional details.  It's always been a lot of fun for all at this event, brought to you by your Friends of Anastasia State Park Board members.  Always try and visit our Calendar page for additional updates and details. Thanks......
Meeting Notes - June 16th, 2014 (click below)
View our June 16th, 2015 Friends monthly meeting notes by clicking ----> here ...... Note: Do not click on the meeting notes title above i.e. "Meeting Notes - June 16th, 2015", as it will not take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.
Friends of Anastasia Park Membership Is Now At 167
Thank you Friends members for helping us keep our membership numbers strong - now at 167 (as of our July 21st, 2015 monthly meeting date).  Your membership, help and support is greatly appreciated! Our members are our lifeblood......
Join Friends of Anastasia State Park

Join Friends of Anastasia State Park & receive 12 free admissions to our beautiful park for one full year. Click on "Read More" below (then scroll down the page) for additional information.  Also visit the "Credit-PayPal", "Mail-Form" or "Submit-Mail" pages on this website.

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Volunteer Help Needed
Volunteers are needed for various Friends functions/tasks. Please contact Brittany Sims McDermott on (904) 461-2035 or via email at:  Brittany.McDermott@dep.state.fl.us for additional information.  Thanks!
Facts About Friends

The answers are here......It's THE place to be!  Please click on the "Read More" link below & then scroll half-way down the page to find all of the answers.  Thanks!

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Meeting Notes - May 19th, 2015 (click below)
View our May 19th, 2015 Friends monthly meeting notes by clicking ----> here ...... Note: Do not click on the meeting notes title above i.e. "Meeting Notes - May 19th, 2015", as it will not take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.
Meeting Notes - April 21st, 2015 (click below)
View our April 21st, 2015 Friends monthly meeting notes by clicking ----> here ...... Note: Do not click on the meeting notes title above i.e. "Meeting Notes - April 17th, 2015", as it will not take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.
Meeting Notes - March 17th, 2015 (click below)
View our March 17th, 2015 Friends monthly meeting notes by clicking ----> here ...... Note: Do not click on the meeting notes title above i.e. "Meeting Notes - March 17th, 2015", as it will not take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.
Meeting Notes - Feb. 17th, 2015 (click below)
View our February 17th, 2015 Friends monthly meeting notes by clicking ----> here ...... Note: Do not click on the meeting notes title above i.e. "Meeting Notes - Feb. 17th, 2015", as it will not take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.
January 25th, 2015 Annual Gen. Membership Meeting Minutes/Notes
View our January 25th, 2015 Friends Annual General Membership Meeting notes/minutes by clicking ----> here ...... Note: Do not click on the meeting notes title above i.e. "January 25th, 2015 Annual Gen. Membership Meeting Minutes/Notes", as it will not take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.
Meeting Notes - Jan. 20th, 2015 (click below)
View our January 20th, 2015 Friends monthly meeting notes by clicking ----> here ...... Note: Do not click on the meeting notes title above i.e. "Meeting Notes - Jan. 20th, 2015", as it will not take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.
Meeting Notes - Dec. 16th, 2014 (click below)
View our December 16th, 2014 Friends monthly meeting notes by clicking ----> here ...... Note: Do not click on the meeting notes title above i.e. "Meeting Notes - Dec. 16th, 2014", as it will not take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.
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FRIENDS OF ANASTASIA PARK CORPORATE MEMBERS:

(Thanks for supporting all of our corporate members)

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Visit the Cape Leisure Website at:  http://www.capeleisurecorp.com/ . Cape Leisure is the Owner/Operator of the "Island Beach Shop & Grill" at Anastasia State Park.  While at the park, stop by the shop & grill often.  Thanks......   

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For additional information about the fun & benefits of Kayaking, please visit the "Kayaking St. Augustine / Florida Adventures" website by clicking on the link above.  Thanks......

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DID YOU KNOW? 

1)  Anastasia State Park offers programs to school groups FREE OF CHARGE!  Please contact Park Services Specialist Brittany Sims McDermott on (904) 461-2035 or at email address - Brittany.McDermott@dep.state.fl.us

2)  The Friends of Anastasia logo is a representation of the Anastasia Island Beach Mouse which is an endangered species.

FOA Logo       Beach Mouse

3)  Friends meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (@ 7:00 PM) at the State Park office (near the Amphitheater), unless otherwise noted.  All Friends members are welcome & encouraged to attend.

4)  Who are the Friends of Anastasia?  We are a non-profit Citizens Support Organization (CSO) for Anastasia State Park who support the park by providing programs & services that will enhance the experience of all who visit this special place.  See the "Facts about Friends" post in the Items of Interest section of this website for additional information about Friends.

 

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Contact Brittany.McDermott@dep.state.fl.us or friendsofanastasia@yahoo.com- for more information.

 


Contacts:
Email us at: friendsofanastasia@yahoo.com
President: Greg Adams  - GOJPN@att.net
Playground/Fundraising: Open Position (currently handled by Board Member Committee)
Park Services Specialist (Friends Liaison): Brittany Sims McDermott - Brittany.McDermott@dep.state.fl.us
Friends Web Support/Membership/Correspondence: Dennis Salvati - friendsofanastasia@yahoo.com
Endless Summer Run/Walk & Friends Web Support: Natalie Hruska - (contact Dennis Salvati @ email address above) 
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Board Members - 2015:

Officers - Directors:

President: Greg Adams / Vice President: Rita Roberts

Secretary: Sharon Burbelo / Treasurer: Doug Imshaug

Directors:

Rich Gallik / Triss Holland / Karl Holland / Louise Gallik / Katrina Leonard