HISTORY TIMELINE OF THE FRIENDS OF ROOKERY BAY Mid 1980's Beginning of the Friends Rookery Bay Research Reserve had 3 full time staff managing 9,000 acres. 1985 The Journey for a Better Outcome Reserve staff envisioned a way to achieve a better outcome with limited resources. 1986 Community Involvement Begins Goal to help engage local community volunteers and raise funds to help support ongoing work at the Reserve. 1987 Friends of Rookery Bay Established Friends of Rookery Bay established. Original steering committee included a science teacher, college professor, attorney, and real estate agent. Today Friends of Rookery Bay Today Friends of Rookery Bay has grown today to over 500 members. The Friends continue to provide vital monetary and in-kind support for Reserve programs and operations. Become a Member YEAR IN REVIEW 2022202120202018 - 20192017 - 201820162014 - 2015201420132012201120102009 Stay Connected with Us! E-Newsletter Keep up-to-date on the latest news, events, research, and fun happenings at Rookery Bay!