Welcome! You can find our most updated info + events on our Facebook page here Our new 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 (plus all the overlapping ecosystem services' benefits/boosting sustainability + resilience at the park)!!!
some quick stats on their donations:
150 new natives, including 15 endangered species trees
30 species/10 larval hosts supporting 14 butterflies!!!
24 pollinator flowering + 9 berry-provision species
Rain barrel system of 25,000-gallons (G) in garden
Educational signage to engage Oleta's 400K+ visitors
JOIN US, click here
4 new recycling bins - total new 220-gallon vol. capacity
- at min. weekly pickup, 11,500 G /year of recycling
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
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 2018 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
Want to know what we have been up to, read this new article from October 5 at VoyageMIA:
Interview with the Friends Board President on the Friends of Oleta click here
♻️ Recycling now happening at Oleta!!! ♻️
We launched #recycling at Oleta + added bins!
SUMMER is a great time to JOIN the Friends of Oleta! Biodiversity Club Membership = 12 FREE Park entrances for $18