FRIENDS OF ROOKERY BAY

OUR IMPACT

Re-Opening to the Public

After being closed for 14 months, the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center enjoyed record attendance in summer 2021

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Saving Sea Turtles

Surpassing our goal of 75 adopted nests, a record number of wildlife fans helped protect 171 nests, resulting in 8,173 emerged hatchlings!

Back-to-Back Awards

Our exclusive eco-tour provider, Rising Tide Explorers, won “Best Kayak Tour in the Country” from USA Today for the second year in a row! Experience for yourself… book a tour today!

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Virtual ``Bash for the Bay`` is Victorious

We met online rather than in person for our signature event in March and raised one dollar for each of the 110,000 acres protected in Rookery Bay Research Reserve.

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New Dorms are Great Digs

Opening of the new Rookery Bay Ten Thousand Islands Research Facility & Dormitory in Goodland will attract international researchers and college students to Southwest Florida.
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Seeing More Students

You heled contribute $50,000 during the 24-hour Give Where You Live Collier community event that supports Rookery Bay’s environmental education programs. Student participation doubled this year!

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Adopt an Animal Program Launches

Connecting you to Rookery Bay wildlife supports Reserve activities that keep the environment safe and healthy.

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Art Installation at Baker Park

The first permanent installation of art by the late Kathy Spalding at Baker Park increases community awareness of Friends of Rookery Bay and Rookery Bay Research Reserve.
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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Become a Friend of Rookery Bay

Support this amazing and important ecosystem today and know that your impact will be felt for generations to come.

VOLUNTEER

Take a hands-on approach to supporting our efforts.

DONATE

Your donation will positively impact our coastal treasure, Rookery Bay Research Research.

MEMBERSHIP

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