| *** Friends of Anastasia ***|
(A Citizen Support Organization (CSO) For Anastasia State Park)
"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.
"SCROLL DOWN" TO VIEW OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS, & also see other important Friends and Park information!
(Please support our corporate members often - Thanks).
PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR NEW PLAYGROUND:
You may support the ongoing maintenance & enhancements of our newly installed, state-of-the-art PLAYGROUND at the park by making a playground specific donation. For more information about our Playground Project & how you can help, please contact Park Specialist, Brittany McDermott at (904) 461-2035. Thanks!
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. All monies that have been & will be collected via donations & fundraisers, etc. (to support our playground) will be put towards playground maintenance & future enhancements. We are so happy to see this vision become a reality. Please continue to support this ongoing project as we maintain, improve & add additional playground equipment going forward.
"21st ANNUAL BEACH BASH A SUCCESS" (held on Sat. - June 7th, 2014 [9 AM to 4 PM] - It was a fun time for all. Thanks to all who attended & volunteered for the "Beach Bash". A special "Thank You" goes out to Michelle of the Park for organizing this wonderful annual family event.....
"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......
"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 the link below to view the official 2013 ESR RACE RESULTS: http://www.ancientcityrr.org/ .
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!
THANKS FOR HELPING US WITH OUR ROADSIDE CLEANUPS (of our adopted road). Our next roadside cleanup will take place on October 4th, 2014 @ 7:30 AM. Your help is needed. The following is a note from our Friends V.P. & Roadside Cleanup Coordinator Rita Roberts about our last Roadside Cleanup on June 14th, 2014: "What a great crew. We had a wonderful turnout of "9" dedicated volunteers who helped clean up our adopted roadside on the morning of June 14th, 2014. Thanks to Friends volunteers: Pete Spoehr, Rich & Louise Gallik, Bob Ganley, Kayla Douglas, Chuck Kranz, Triss Holland, Michael Johnson (a student helper) & our Friends President, Greg Adams. I (Rita Roberts) was there as well helping to coordinate the clean up. This was our third roadside clean up of 2014 - another success. Friends of Anastasia State Park members & volunteers even have fun picking up trash, making this a social event, as well. Thanks again for your help" - Rita
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!!!!!!
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.
Please call Park Specialist, Brittany Sims McDermott (904) 461-2035 for additional information or send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org - Thanks!
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.
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" or "Mail-Form" links above and give 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 "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
ITEMS OF INTEREST:
To view Items Below (other than meeting notes), please scroll halfway down the page after clicking on Item. Also, please click "Next Page" to view Items on subsequent pages. Thanks.
|Meeting Notes - July 15th, 2014 (click below)||Posted on Jul 22 2014|
|View our July 15th, 2014 Friends monthly meeting notes by clicking ----> here ...... Note: Do not click on the meeting notes title above i.e. "Meeting Notes - July 17th, 2014", as it will not take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.|
|Next Friends Monthly Meeting-Tues, August 19th, 2014||Posted on Jul 19 2014|
|Our next Friends meeting will take place on Tuesday evening, August 19th, 2014 @ 7:00 PM at the Park Administration Bldg. (which is the third Tuesday of the month). Come participate as a member and meet the 2014 Friends Board & Park staff. 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|
|Endless Summer Run/Walk-2014 (ESR) - Sept. 13th||Posted on May 29 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 at www.endlesssummerrun.org to register or volunteer.Read More
|Next Roadside Cleanup-Sat, Oct. 4th, 2014 @7:30 AM||Posted on Jul 22 2014|
|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|
|Our Adopted Roadside Looks GREAT-Thanks Helpers||Posted on Jun 22 2014|
On Saturday morning, June 14th, 2014, a hard-working, energetic group of nine trash pickers gathered to help with our quarterly Roadside Clean-Up. Friends of Anastasia State Park members & volunteers scoured the roadside & collected many bags of trash discarded by litterbugs & careless visitors. The weather was good (we sure were 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, made sure that we had enough supplies & provided needed companionship. Thanks for leading the clean up group, Rita. Read a special message from Rita Roberts, our Roadside Cleanup Coordinator by viewing her note of thanks toward the top of this website's main page.Read More
|Next “Hot Dogs & Jam” - Stay Tuned - Date Will Be Posted Shortly||Posted on Jul 22 2014|
|Come to our next “Hot Dogs and Jam” event. Stay tuned for the date and time announcement. Please 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||Posted on Jul 21 2014|
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.Read More
|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
|Volunteer Help Needed||Posted on May 16 2014|
|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!|
|Friends of Anastasia Park Membership Is Now At 129||Posted on Jun 11 2014|
|Thank you Friends members for helping us keep our membership numbers strong - now at 129 (as of our June 17th, 2014 meeting). Your membership, help and support is greatly appreciated! Our members are our lifeblood......|
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FRIENDS OF ANASTASIA PARK CORPORATE MEMBERS:
(Thanks for supporting all of our corporate members)
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......
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......
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.
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.McDermott@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