FRIENDS OF ROOKERY BAY
Our Mission & Impact
The Friends provide vital monetary and in-kind support for Reserve programs and operations. Our members, volunteers and donors enable us to be a reliable partner to the Reserve and an advocate for preservation and coastal protection.
How We Help
A partnership with the United Arts Council of Collier County since 2003 has enabled us to showcase annual exhibitions of painting and photography juried by local artists to visitors of the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center.
2019: Lavern Norris Gaynor
2020: The Clyde and Niki Butcher Family
2021: Francis Rooney
2022: Charlette Roman
The Executive Director and staff manage daily operations to support the Friends and Reserve.
Athan Barkoukis: Executive Director
Cathy Bolinger: Accountant
Janet Brooks: Customer Service Manager
Nature Store Manager
Robin DeMattia: Marketing Consultant
Amelia Horadam: Events Manager
Raquel Herrera: Visitor Services Specialist