"Friends gathering together to celebrate, protect and enhance the natural beauty in Anastasia State Park." Please come join us for an event, in membership or stewardship to this great preserve in St. Augustine.
*** Friends of Anastasia ***
"Friends gathering together to celebrate, protect and enhance the natural beauty in Anastasia State Park."
Please come join us for an event, in membership or stewardship to this great preserve in St. Augustine.
This website serves to inform our members, and those who may decide to become members, about our activities. Visit our "News Section" for reports with photos and videos on recent Friends' Events.
SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS & OTHER IMPORTANT FRIENDS INFORMATION - THANKS!
(view our corporate member's logos below).
SUPPORT OUR NEW PLAYGROUND:
|You can support the building of our new|
state-of-the-art PLAYGROUND at the park by making a playground specific donation. For a complete description of our Playground Project & info on how to become involved in making it a reality, Click here.
After you have reviewed the information on the Playground Project, please send us your feedback in an E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"THE HORROR RETURNS" - OUR FAMOUS "HAUNTED HAYRIDE & ENCHANTED FOREST" WILL RETURN TO THE PARK - on Sat. evening, October 25th, 2014. Save the date & stay tuned for additional information......
JOIN IN ON THE FUN - "ENDLESS SUMMER RUN/WALK (ESR) - 2014" - SAT, SEPT. 13th - Thanks to all who Ran, Walked, Sponsored, Volunteered &/or Supported this year's race. It was a huge success and a lot of fun too. Click here to view the RACE RESULTS ------> http://www.ancientcityrr.org/ . See you all again this year for our "ENDLESS SUMMER RUN/WALK" that will take place on Sept. 13th, 2014!!!!!! Visit our ESR-2014 website at www.endlesssummerrun.org for information on registration &/or volunteering.
NEXT ROADSIDE CLEANUP (of our adopted road) SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 15th, 2014 @ 8:00 AM - HELP IS ALWAYS NEEDED (please visit our calendar link at the top of this page to get the details) - To read a brief note from our Friends V.P. & Roadside Cleanup Coordinator Rita Roberts, please click here: http://www.friendsofanastasia.org/pages/posts/our-adopted-roadside-looks-great-thanks-to-all-who-helped176.php & scroll half-way down the page. Thanks......
YOU MAY NOW DONATE TO FRIENDS VIA "PAYPAL OR BY ANY MAJOR CREDIT CARD" - Submit your donations to Friends for your yearly Membership via PAYPAL. You may also use PAYPAL 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 use PayPal, please click on the "PayPal" link located at the top of this page. Donating this way is: Convenient - Fast - Easy - Secure!!!!!!
VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED: Volunteers are needed for various Friends functions/tasks. Some of these are:
- Friends' Administration: Board Member (Note: there are current Board Member vacancies)
- Fundraising: Special Events, 2014 Endless Summer Run/Walk, Playground, etc.
- Information: Articles, Photography, Website Admin/Support, Correspondence, Public Speaking
- ECO: Recycling, Going Green, Roadside Cleanup-our adopted road (SR-312 - Santander to Pope)
- 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.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: GET YOUR FRIENDS SPORT SHIRT TODAY - To view a photo & get more info on how to obtain one, visit the News section of this website, or simply click below: http://normfromfl.webs.com/foa/voltshirt.htm
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR GENEROUS ESR SPONSORS - To view them all, please click on: http://www.endlesssummerrun.org/sponsors.html & scroll down the page.
GIVE "12 FREE ANASTASIA PARK ADMISSIONS" AS A GIFT - A Friends membership makes a great gift for someone you care about. Please visit the E-Form, Mail-Form or PayPal links above and submit a gift membership today. Thanks!
SEE OUR "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.
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
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 "PayPal" 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
ITEMS OF INTEREST:
See Items Below (click "Next Page" to view Items on subsequent pages)
|Meeting Notes - Feb. 18th, 2014||Posted on Mar 06 2014|
|View our February 18th, 2014 Friends monthly meeting notes by clicking ----> here ...... Note: Do not click on the meeting notes title above i.e. "Meeting Notes - Feb. 18th, 2014", as it will not take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.|
|Next Friends of Anastasia Park Meeting-Tues., March 18, 2014||Posted on Feb 21 2014|
|Our next Friends meeting will take place on Tuesday evening, March 18th, 2014 @ 7:00 PM at the Park Administration Bldg. (which is the third Tuesday of the month). Come meet our newly installed 2014 Friends Board. All Friends members are invited to attend, so please come out to say "HI". Please click on "Read More" below (& scroll hallway down the page) for further information. Read More|
|Note From 2014 Friends President, Greg Adams||Posted on Feb 03 2014|
|View a note from our 2014 Friends President, Greg Adams about our very successful January 26th, 2014 Friends Annual Gen. Membership Meeting BY CLICKING ----> here ...... Note: DO NOT CLICK ON THE Meeting Minutes/Notes title above i.e. "Note From Our 2014 Friends President, Greg Adams", as it WILL NOT take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.|
|Jan. 26, 2014 Annual Gen. Membership Meeting Minutes/Notes||Posted on Feb 03 2014|
|View our January 26th, 2014 Friends Annual Gen. Membership Meeting Minutes/Notes BY CLICKING ----> here ...... Note: DO NOT CLICK ON THE Meeting Minutes/Notes title above i.e. "Jan. 26, 2014 Annual Gen. Membership Meeting Minutes/Notes", as it WILL NOT take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.|
|Meeting Notes - Jan. 21st, 2014||Posted on Jan 27 2014|
|View our January 21st, 2014 Friends monthly meeting notes by clicking ----> here ...... Note: Do not click on the meeting notes title above i.e. "Meeting Notes - Jan. 21st, 2014", as it will not take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.|
|Endless Summer Run/Walk-2014 (ESR) - Sept. 13th||Posted on Jan 25 2014|
This year's 2014 Endless Summer Run/Walk will be held on Saturday morning, September 13th, 2014 at 7:30 AM. Visit our ESR-2014 Website at: www.endlesssummerrun.org for additional information. Run through three ecosystems or walk on the beach: 10k (6.2 mile) run (or a 5k [3.1 mile] beach walk) through Anastasia State Park's beach, hammock, and saltmarsh takes you to some of St. Johns County's most beautiful terrain. Drill down (click on Read More) on this item for additional information & visit us on www.endlesssummerrun.org to register or volunteer.Read More
|Our Adopted Roadside Looks GREAT-Thanks To All Who Helped||Posted on Jan 05 2014|
On Saturday morning, January 4th, 2014, a hard-working and energetic group of trash pickers gathered to to help with our quarterly Roadside Clean-Up. FOA members and a park Ranger scoured the roadside and collected many bags of trash discarded by litterbugs. The weather was great (we sere very lucky). A BIG THANK YOU goes out to all who participated. Besides all of the volunteers' hard work, Friends V.P. Rita Roberts not only assisted us, she also scheduled the event & she and Ranger Dean helped make sure that we had enough supplies and provided needed companionship. Thanks for leading the group, Rita. Read a special message from Rita Roberts, our Roadside Cleanup Coordinator by clicking on Read More below & scrolling down the page.Read More
|Meeting Notes - December 17th, 2013||Posted on Dec 20 2013|
|View our December 17th, 2013 Friends meeting notes right here. Please click on "Read More" to the right & scroll halfway down the page ----> Read More|
|Friends of Anastasia Park Membership at 139||Posted on Jan 05 2014|
|Thank you Friends members for helping us keep our membership numbers strong - now at 139 (as of Dec. 17th, 2013). Your help and support is greatly appreciated! Our members are our lifeblood......|
|Facts About Friends||Posted on Sep 04 2012|
The answers are here......It's THE place to be! Please click on the "Read More" link below.Read More
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FRIENDS OF ANASTASIA PARK CORPORATE MEMBERS
DID YOU KNOW?
1) Anastasia State Park offers programs to school groups FREE OF CHARGE! Please contact Park Services Specialist Brittany Sims on (904) 461-2035 or at email address - Brittany.Sims@dep.state.fl.us
2) The Friends of Anastasia logo is a representation of the Anastasia Island Beach Mouse which is an endangered species.
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.
......................................................................................................................................Contact Brittany.Sims@dep.state.fl.us or email@example.com- for more information.
Officers - Directors:
President: Greg Adams / Vice President: Rita Roberts
Secretary: Sharon Burbelo / Treasurer: Doug Imshaug
Robert Ganley / Rich Gallik / Triss Holland / Karl Holland / Dennis Salvati