Friends of Myakka River
PROTECTING AND SHARING MYAKKA'S MAGIC ROADSHOW
With our Protecting and Sharing Myakka's Magic Roadshow, Friends of Myakka River brings Myakka's Magic to you!
Using evocative photographs and storytelling, Miri Hardy, PhD, Executive Director of Friends of Myakka River, highlights Myakka River State Park, one of Sarasota's most popular parks, and helps our community better understand its ecological significance and fragile ecosystems.
To invite us to speak at your interest club, faith-based organization or community meeting, or for more details, please contact Miri Hardy.
ABOUT FRIENDS OF MYAKKA RIVER:
Friends of Myakka River (FOMR) is a non-profit organization that exists to support Myakka River State Park, and the Wild and Scenic Myakka River.
FOMR was founded in 1994 by Dr. Mary Jelks, a prominent, well-loved Sarasota pediatrician and philanthropist, with a great passion for environmental conservation. As a Citizen Support Organization for Myakka River State Park, FOMR continues to work in partnership with the Florida Park Service staff, providing financial support for crucial initiatives and infrastructure, as well as augmenting the park's environmental education programming and community outreach. Together, we're protecting and sharing Myakka's Magic, to the benefit of future generations, and our own!
ABOUT MIRI HARDY:
Miri Hardy, PhD is a Sarasota, Florida based entrepreneur with over 25 years of academic and global business experience. She's the first Executive Director of Friends of Myakka River, a nonprofit organization that supports Myakka River State Park and the Wild and Scenic Myakka River.
A Sarasota resident since 2014, Miri holds a doctorate in social psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. She is happiest exploring wild Florida, often on her bike, and capturing its beauty with her camera. And she recently rediscovered the joys of climbing trees.