FOA Logo  *** Friends of Anastasia ***

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

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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 MONTHLY MEETING NOTES (MINUTES), CORPORATE MEMBERS, & also see other important Friends and Park information!  Take a look at all of our informative "Items of Interest" below. To view them, scroll halfway down this page.  Thanks!

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(Please support our corporate members often - Thanks)

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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!

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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.

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"NEXT FRIENDS OF ANASTASIA PARK MEETING": Will be held on TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 21st, 2014 @ 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.  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" - A HUGE SUCCESS:  "A BIG THANK YOUgoes out to ALL 400 10-K & 5-K Racers, Our Generous Sponsors, helpful Volunteers, Don's Friends, Friends of Anastasia State Park, Ancient City Roadrunners, the Island Beach Shop & Anastasia State Park Employees.  Race results will be posted on our Endless Summer Run/Walk website & the Ancient City Road Runners website shortly.  Stay tuned.  Visit our ESR-2014 website at www.endlesssummerrun.org for additional information & updates.   Also click on the following link view information about ACRR:  http://www.ancientcityrr.org/ 

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NEXT DOGS & JAM EVENT:  The next "Dogs & Jam" event is scheduled for November 8th, 2014.  Stay tuned for additional details on our calendar page above.  

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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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OUR NEXT ROADSIDE CLEANUP (of our adopted roadwill take place on October 4th, 2014 @ 7:30 AM.  Your help is needed.  See our calendar page for additional information.  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 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 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 visit the "Credit-PayPal" or "Mail-Form" links above and give 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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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.

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Meeting Notes - Sept. 16th, 2014 (click below)
View our September 16th, 2014 Friends monthly meeting notes by clicking ----> here ...... Note: Do not click on the meeting notes title above i.e. "Meeting Notes - Sept. 16th, 2014", as it will not take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.
Next Friends Monthly Meeting-Tuesday, Oct. 21st, 2014
Our next Friends meeting will take place on Tuesday evening evening, October 21st, 2014 @ 7:00 PM at the Park Administration Bldg. 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 halfway down the page) for further information. Read More
Next Roadside Cleanup-Sat, Oct. 4th, 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 & Jam” - November 8th, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Come to our next “Hot Dogs and Jam” event at Anastasia State Park. 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

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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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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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!
Friends of Anastasia Park Membership Is Now At 161
Thank you Friends members for helping us keep our membership numbers strong - now at 161 (as of our September 16th, 2014 monthly meeting).  Your membership, help and support is greatly appreciated! Our members are our lifeblood......
Meeting Notes - Aug. 21st, 2014 (click below)
View our August 15th, 2014 Friends monthly meeting notes by clicking ----> here ...... Note: Do not click on the meeting notes title above i.e. "Meeting Notes - Aug. 21st, 2014", as it will not take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.
Meeting Notes - July 15th, 2014 (click below)
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.
Meeting Notes - June 17th, 2014 (click below)
View our June 17th, 2014 Friends monthly meeting notes by clicking ----> here ...... Note: Do not click on the meeting notes title above i.e. "Meeting Notes - June 17th, 2014", as it will not take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.
Meeting Notes - May 27th, 2014 (click below)
View our May, 27th, 2014 Friends monthly meeting notes by clicking ----> here ...... Note: Do not click on the meeting notes title above i.e. "Meeting Notes - May 27th, 2014", as it will not take you to the notes/minutes PDF file.
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.
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.
ESR Committee Meeting Notes-03/11/2014
View our March 11, 2014 ESR Committee 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.
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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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                Click for Florida Adventures' website

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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 - adam3313@bellsouth.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 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:

Rich Gallik / Triss Holland / Karl Holland / Dennis Salvati / "Open Position"

Alt. Director:

"Open Position"