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

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SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS & OTHER IMPORTANT FRIENDS INFORMATION - THANKS!

(view our corporate member's logos below)

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SUPPORT OUR NEW PLAYGROUND:

Playground PlanYou can support the building of our new
state-of-the-art PLAYGROUND at the park by making a playground specific donation.  For more information about our Playground Project & info on how to become involved in making it a reality, please contact Park Specialist, Brittany Sims (904) 461-2035.  Thanks!

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"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......

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"ENDLESS SUMMER RUN/WALK (ESR) - 2014" - SAT, SEPT. 13th, 2014 - JOIN IN ON THE FUN - See you at our "ENDLESS SUMMER RUN/WALK" (race start time is 7:30 AM at Anastasia State Park) now co-presented by "Friends of Anastasia State Park & Don's Friends".  Visit our ESR-2014 website at www.endlesssummerrun.org for information on registration &/or volunteering.  Click here to view the 2013 ESR RACE RESULTS ------>  http://www.ancientcityrr.org/ 

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PLEASE SUPPORT OUR GENEROUS ESR SPONSORS - To view them all, please click on: http://www.endlesssummerrun.org/sponsors.html & scroll all the way down the page.  Thanks!

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"DOGS & JAM EVENT":  On Saturday evening, JULY 5th, 2014 (from 6-9 PM) the Friends of Anastasia Board of Directors will be hosting Hot Dogs & Jam event at the Island Beach Shop Café Deck in the park. For more information, visit our Event Calendar page above or click on the following link: http://www.friendsofanastasia.org/pages/event-calendar.php?monthno=5&year=2014 

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THANKS FOR HELPING US WITH OUR ROADSIDE CLEANUPS (of our adopted road). Our next roadside cleanup will take place on JUNE 14th, 2014 @ 7:30 AM.  The following is a note from our Friends V.P. & Roadside Cleanup Coordinator Rita Roberts about our last Roadside Cleanup: "We had a beautiful morning & nine great volunteers for our second roadside clean-up of 2014Friends of Anastasia State Park members can even have fun picking up trash!! Many thanks to Tris & Karl Holland, Rich & Louise Gallik, Pete Spoehr, Greg Adams, Diane Glass and Dennis Salvati. This was a profitable endeavor.. Dennis found a $10 bill & Louise found a $1 bill!! Thanks again for your help" - Rita

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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 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 use PayPal, please click on the "Credit-PayPal" link located at the top of this page.  Donating this way is:  Convenient - Fast - Easy - Secure!!!!!!

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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: 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.

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Please call Park Specialist, Brittany Sims (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 (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 visit the "Credit-PayPal", "Mail-Form", or "Submit-Mail" links above and submit a gift membership today. Thanks!

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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.

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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 "Credit-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 South, St. Augustine, FL 32080-5422.

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ITEMS OF INTEREST:

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See Items Below (click "Next Page" to view Items on subsequent pages)

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Next Friends of Anastasia Park Meeting-Tues, May 20th, 2014
Our next Friends meeting will take place on Tuesday evening, May 20th, 2014 @ 7:00 PM at the Park Administration Bldg. (which is the third Tuesday of the month).  Come meet the 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
Meeting Notes - April 15th, 2014 (click below)
View our April 15th, 2014 Friends monthly meeting notes by clicking ----> here ...... Note: Do not click on the meeting notes title above i.e. "Meeting Notes - April 15th, 2014", as it will not take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.
Endless Summer Run/Walk-2014 (ESR) - Sept. 13th

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.

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Next Roadside Cleanup-Sat, June 14th, 2014 @7:30 AM
Help Clean-up Our Very Own Adopted Road......  We can surely use your assistance.  Please click on "Read More" below and scroll half-way down the page for additional information about how you can help us.  Thanks!  Read More
Next “Hot Dogs and Jam” - July 5th, 2014 (6:00 to 9:00 PM)
Come to our next “Hot Dogs and Jam” event on July 5th @ 6:00 (to 9:00 PM).  See the Event 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.  Thanks...... Read More
Join Friends of Anastasia State Park

Join Friends of Anastasia State Park & recieve 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 on (904) 461-2035 or via email at:  Brittany.Sims@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.

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Friends of Anastasia Park Membership Is Now At 122
Thank you Friends members for helping us keep our membership numbers strong - now at 122 (as of April 15th, 2014).  Your help and support is greatly appreciated! Our members are our lifeblood......
Meeting Notes - March 18th, 2014 (click below)
View our March 18th, 2014 Friends monthly meeting notes by clicking ----> here ...... Note: Do not click on the meeting notes title above i.e. "Meeting Notes - March 18th, 2014", as it will not take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.
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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 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.

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.Sims@dep.state.fl.us or friendsofanastasia@yahoo.com- for more information.

 


Contacts:
Email us at: friendsofanastasia@yahoo.com
President: Greg Adams - adam3313@bellsouth.net
Playground/Fundraising: Open - To Be Determined
Park Services Specialist (Friends Liaison): Brittany Sims - Brittany.Sims@dep.state.fl.us
Friends Web Support/Membership/Correspondence: Dennis Salvati - friendsofanastasia@yahoo.com
Endless Summer Run/Walk Web Support: Natalie Hruska - (contact Dennis Salvati @ email address above) 
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Board Members - 2014:

Officers - Directors:

President: Greg Adams / Vice President: Rita Roberts

Secretary: Sharon Burbelo / Treasurer: Doug Imshaug

Directors:

Robert Ganley / Rich Gallik / Triss Holland / Karl Holland / Dennis Salvati

Alt. Director:

Dave Goldy