Welcome, Friends!

Welcome! You can find our most updated info + events on our Facebook page here or via instagram here ...and here!

Happy 2021! Hope you'll join us to support Friends of Oleta's garden/cleanup events + our goals to boost wildlife + natural resources at the park. Pls.pass the idea on + membership is a great gift too!!!


We are extremely grateful to Ocean Conservancy!

Our newest Wildlife + Biodiversity Stakeholder for Life Member Plus 

Generous donations combined with 6 spring to summer events totaling to hundreds of volunteers + hours given back to Oleta!

Dune planting - New garden habitat plants - Sign painting - Invasive removal - Cleanups - More!

Generous donations from Ocean Conservancy and via the Trash Free Seas Program® at Ocean Conservancy through the ICC sponsorship of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Inc.

more info here

AMAZING NEWS!!! The Atalas are back at Oleta - we will continue to add eggs and larvae to boost our newly recovered Atala populations!

To celebrate we have a special membership price right now of $18 (included 12 free park entries) + membership to our BIODIVERSITY + WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CLUB 

Help us support native wildlife + join our club membership here

The third annual cleanup led by our board member Felipe and Doosan Bobcat + EcoBoost membership + OTB donation

2018 Wildlife + Biodiversity Stakeholder for Life Donor + Friends partner Member!!!

THANK YOU TO for hosting an amazing Volunteer partnership event with us + their generous donations impacting #ecology, #natural resource conservation + #recycling at Oleta !!! 

150 new natives + 15 endangered species 

30 species: 10 larval hosts supporting 14 butterflies!!!

24 nectar + 9 berry providing

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    Great #ICC2018 Success:

    325 Volunteers collected nearly 450 lbs!!!

    We have a new Club for our community to join together + protect Oleta's wonderful (yet at risk) Natural Resources!!!

    Biodiversity + Wildlife Conservation (BWC) Club

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    The Friends of Oleta River State Park is a dedicated and passionate 501(c)(3) nonprofit citizen support organization that sponsors events, raises funds, and advances the goals and missions of Oleta River State Park.

    In 2019 the Friends Top Park Goal buzzwords are:
    Citizen Science - Butterfly +Biodiversity Gardens -
    Park Cleanups/Recycling - Better Bike Trails 
    Best Volunteer, Recreational + Community Events
    Urban Sustainability + Resilience Promotion
    Article from October 5 at VoyageMIA, Interview w/ our nonprofit president:

    ♻️ Recycling now happening at Oleta!!! ♻️

    We launched #recycling at Oleta + added bins! 

    SUMMER is great time to JOIN the Friends of Oleta! Biodiversity Club Membership = 12 FREE Park entrances for $18

    We are RECYCLING at Oleta! Our pilot is inspired by the key idea that little steps by MANY can lead to IMPACTFUL CHANGE.

    Want to Join Us? Email us at: friendsofoletapark@gmail.com

    Who should join? Anyone who values nature and community wellness; wants to improve access to adventure sports, outdoor fitness, and environmental education; and is driven to preserve and protect Oleta's vital natural resources should join in our mission.

     Join the Friends of Oleta River State Park now to help protect and preserve the Park for our community today and for FUTURE generations!

    Contact Oleta River State Park directly by clicking: FSP


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    #ICC2018 PHOTOS!

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    Please find a copy of our Code of Ethics 2021 here: FRIENDScodeofethics2021.pdf

    Biscayne Times 2016 article on Oleta w/ quotes from the Friends of Oleta:

    Down Time bErik Bojnansky

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