BECOME A FRIEND

It’s good to have Friends, and we hope you will become one of ours.

Our Friends stand for clean water, environmental protections, and a pristine coastline that supports recreational activities such as kayaking and birding as well as commercial endeavors like eco-tourism and fishing. So many of our Friends are drawn to Southwest Florida because of the beautiful and amazing environment, and they want to see it protected for generations to come. That’s why they – like you – invest in Friends of Rookery Bay, a 501(c)(3) Citizen Support Organization.

They say “Strangers are just Friends waiting to happen.” We look forward to having you as our Friend!

STUDENT

$20 per Year

Free Admission to ELC (1)
Discounts to Nature Centers
Car Decal
10% Off Programs & Gift Shop
Select Pre-Registration

INDIVIDUAL

$35 per Year

Free Admission to ELC (1)
Discounts to Nature Centers
Car Decal
10% Off Programs & Gift Shop
Select Pre-Registration

FAMILY

$95 per Year

+

Unlimited visits for 2 adults and member’s children/grandchildren under 18

CONTRIBUTING

$150 per Year

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Unlimited visits for 2 adults and member’s children/grandchildren under 18

PATRON

$250 per Year

+
Boat Tour Gift Certificate (1)

SUPPORTER

$500 per Year

+
Boat Tour Gift Certificate (2)

BENEFACTOR

$1,000 per Year

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Boat Tour Gift Certificate (2)
Invite to Exclusive Events

LIFETIME

$10,000

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Boat Tour Gift Certificate (6 VIP)
Invite to Exclusive Events
Legacy Brick in ELC Courtyard
Tribute Plaque in the ELC

A MEMBERSHIP BONUS

Association of Nature Center Administrators

Friends of Rookery Bay members enjoy FREE ADMISSION to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Calusa Nature Center in Ft. Myers, and several other Florida nature centers along with free or discounted admission at more than 180 centers nationwide because of our reciprocal membership with the Association of Nature Center Administrators.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I just joined - when can I start enjoying my benefits?

It takes a few weeks to receive your membership card in the mail. If you joined online, you should immediately receive an email confirmation. You may use this confirmation email to gain temporary access to our Environmental Learning Center. To enjoy your membership discount code for our events and ecotours, call (239)530-5972.

I joined online, but I didn’t receive an email confirmation. What next?

Membership registration confirmation messages automatically, some email providers’ firewall settings identify the messages as spam. Please check your “junk” mail folder. To ensure future delivery, please add rookerybay.org to your safelist.

Do I still need to log in?

We no longer use a log in feature for the website. Contact the Friends by phone (239-530-5972) or email if you have questions about your membership status.

I need to change my contact information - how do I do it?

Contact the Friends by phone (239-530-5972) or email to update your membership information.

When do I need to show my membership card?

Present it to the Environmental Learning Center to receive your membership benefits.

How can I use my bonus benefits with ANCA?

You will need to present your valid membership card to the registration or front desk to receive your membership benefits.

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