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Friends of Myakka River

What we do

Supporting Myakka River State Park
Special Projects
    • Bicycle Amenities
    • Canopy Walkway

What We've Achieved

  • Dr. Mary Jelks created the preservation culture of the river through annual cleanups and supporting the park with monitoring equipment.

  • Dr. Mary also developed the culture of preserving the natural habitat of forests and prairie grasslands through identifying the invasive species and creating programs to restore the natural habitat.

  • Donations made through the Friends provide commercial agricultural equipment to aid in preserving the habitat through spraying, controlled burns and other efforts.

  • The current ranger station was funded with donations from the Friends.

  • The canopy walkway was planned and built by Friends and is maintained with their funding.

  • The Palm Log Restoration Project was a partnership with the State Park and partially funded by the Friends organization.

  • Sponsorship of the Concert Series and other events to raise funds for park projects and equipment.

  • Purchase of the swamp buggy, trucks and ATVs.


Find us

Friends of  Myakka River
13208 State Road 72, Sarasota FL, 34241
941-373-7839


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