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Friends of Myakka River appoints Jarred Wilson to the Board of Directors

January 31, 2024 6:31 AM | Friends of Myakka River (Administrator)

We are very pleased to announce the recent appointment of Jarred Wilson to the Friends of Myakka River Board of Directors.

Jarred's appointment reflects the board's continued commitment to sustaining our organizational growth, while substantially increasing our financial support of Myakka River State Park.

A Manatee County native, Jarred has enjoyed Myakka River State Park since childhood.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Information Studies and has worked in various cultural heritage management and nonprofit fundraising roles.  Jarred’s interest in Myakka River State Park and the broader Myakka River includes understanding and sharing the history of the people who have lived, worked, and played on this land and water.

"We've greatly appreciated Jarred's  meaningful contributions to our organization over the past few years in an advisory role" said President of the Board Bob Frank.  "As we continue to grow our organization and build our fundraising capabilities, in support of Myakka River State Park and the Wild and Scenic Myakka River, Jarred's enthusiasm, talents and skill-set will be an invaluable asset to our board”.

Interested in Helping us Protect and Share Myakka's Magic?  Join us as a Board Member!

Becoming a member of the Friends of Myakka River’s Board of Directors can be a rewarding, high impact way to get involved with a community of like-minded individuals, who are helping support and grow one of Florida's oldest, and largest state parks.

It is also a meaningful way to apply your passion for Wild Florida, experience and expertise to help the Friends advance our mission to support Myakka River State Park and the Wild and Scenic Myakka River.

  • Curious to learn more about current initiatives where Friends of Myakka River could directly benefit from your talents and knowledge?
  • Passionate about helping us fundraise to support Myakka River State Park?
  • Ready to get involved and want to complete a Board Member application?

Please contact Miri Hardy.


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

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