"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!
(view their 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 email@example.com.
YOU MAY NOW DONATE TO FRIENDS VIA "PAYPAL OR BY CREDIT CARD" - Submit your donations to Friends for your yearly Membership via PAYPAL. You may also use PAYPAL to register for our ESR-2012 (Run/Walk) or even 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, Endless Summer Run/Walk, Playground, etc.
- Information: Articles, Photography, Website Support, Correspondence, Public Speaking
- ECO: Recycling, Roadside Cleanup, Going Green
- Friends of Anastasia Awareness: FOA Booth, New Member Sign-up, Donor/Sponsor Solicitation
- Membership: Administration, Database Support
- Special Skills: Horticulture, Maintenance, Electric, Plumbing, Carpentry, Writing, Computer, etc.
ENDLESS SUMMER RUN/WALK (ESR) - 2013 - SAT, SEPT. 21st, 2013 - Thanks to all who Ran, Walked, Volunteered &/or Supported last year's Race. It was a huge success - THANKS TO YOU! It's now time to prepare for our 2013 Race. Visit our ESR-2013 Website at: www.endlesssummerrun.org/ for complete info on how to Register, Volunteer &/or be a Supporter. Let's make ESR-2013 our biggest & best ESR ever.
COME JOIN THE FUN AT OUR PARK's 20th ANNUAL BEACH BASH - SAT. JUNE 1st, 2013 (9 AM to 4 PM) - For more information, please click on the following link to our Items of Interest post for this event (& scroll half-way down the page): http://www.friendsofanastasia.org/pages/posts/20th-annual-beach-bash-sat.-june-1st-2012-9-am-to-4-pm103.php
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT OF FRIENDS: OUR NEW FRIENDS SPORT SHIRT IS NOW AVAILABLE - To view a photo & get more info on how to obtain one, visit the News section of this website, or simply click here: 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.htm
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!
THE NEXT ROADSIDE CLEANUP IS ON SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 8th, 2013 @ 7:30 AM - Our roadside need a little TLC again. Please come & help us. For more information, please visit our "Items of Interest" posts below or simply click on the following link http://www.friendsofanastasia.org/pages/posts/roadside-cleanup-sat-june-8th-2013-730-am85.php and scroll half-way down the page. Thanks!
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. Recently, 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)
Endless Summer Run/Walk-2013 (ESR) on Sept. 21st
|Posted by Administrator (friends) on May 22 2013 at 2:25 PM|
Note: 7:30 AM Race Start Time/Package Pickup & Same-Day Registration-6:30 AM
Pickup Your Run/Walk Package on Sept. 20th (6:00 PM to 8:00 PM) & Save Time On Race Day..........
10K (6.2 mile) Run
Saturday morning, September 21st, 2013 at 7:30 AM - This 10k (6.2 mile) run (or 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.
The race begins with a beach loop, traces pavement, dirt roads, and soil through the east nature trail and hammock loop. Runners will hit the pavement and trail again as they head to the marsh loop. The last leg of the run shoots the runners back down the main park road to the beach for a final loop on the sand.
This is a cross country run/walk and participants must be fit to run or walk on soft sand, uneven terrain, mixed pavement types, and hills with sun exposure, heat, and humitity, etc.
5k (3.1 mile) Beach Walk Run Available Again This Year
This year we are going to have a 5k (3.1 mile) Walk on the beach for anyone who does not want to run the 10k cross country run.
Please contact the Park on (904) 461-2033 if you have any questions about the race.
You can also go to http://www.endlesssummerrun.org for additional information on registering or volunteering for this fun event.
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 Cristy Leonard on (904) 461-2035 or at email address - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com - for more information.
President: Greg Adams / Vice President: Rita Roberts
Secretary: Sharon Burbelo / Treasurer: Doug Imshaug
Robert Ganley / Diane Glass / Shelley Stover / Dennis Salvati / (One Director Vacancy)