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Friends of Myakka River


Nine miles east of I-75, on S.R. 72, you'll find Myakka River State Park, one of Florida's oldest and largest state parks.  With over 37,000 acres of stunning protected Wild Florida landscapes, waterscapes, flora and fauna, Myakka is a beloved local gem and also serves as critical habitat for many state threatened plant and wildlife species.

As a Citizen Support Organization (CSO), Friends of Myakka River partners with park management and staff to help protect and share Myakka's Magic by funding critical initiatives needed to protect Myakka's delicate ecosystems and the park infrastructure.

And by sharing Myakka’s Magic through in-person programming, social media and press, we’re also augmenting the park's environmental education and community outreach, allowing many more individuals to personally experience Myakka.

Together, we’re helping protect this special and environmentally critical place to the benefit of future generations, and our own


Thank YOU for protecting and sharing Myakka's Magic by:

For more information, please contact Miri Hardy


Friends of  Myakka River
13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241

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