July Oleta Shoreline Cleanup with donor and board members - the event was a big community effort to clean up our shorelines and talk about pollution and threats to biodiversity.
Inspirational photo from our June cleanup - The Friends gathered a big group of students from elementary to high school age to collect litter and learn about the threats to Oleta and our shared waters.
July event - some of our wonderful neighborhood regulars who have become part of the Friends family - making our cleanup and planting events warmer and more enjoyable.
The Friends trail maintenance crew working hard - the TM team meets monthly as a group and the leaders, Board Members, are executing big plans to improve and update Oleta bike trails every week.
The Friends International Coastal Cleanup event was a blast and a big turnout day with students joining in from across our County.
Butterfly Garden Revitalization
Active, successful fundraising - volunteer campaign - green infrastructure - biodiversity building - educational tools: to creatively restore and boost the butterfly garden native habitats at Oleta River State Park
Bike Trail Improvement and Maintenance
Monthly maintenance events, night rides for member motivation and Friends investment with partners to build out, innovate and improve Oleta's bike trail system (16 miles)
Friends Fitness Trail
Project to build out in stages a multi-generational, multi-skill fitness circuit trail for our community - lined with native trees and plants - with educational interpretive boards and hands-on learning tools.
Strategic Sustainability Ecosystem Alliance Program
Corporate group to build donor collaboration toward project success, fundraise and organize larger sustainability projects at Oleta - such as green infrastructure, solar energy and water conservation/recycling/litter-prevention initiatives.
Butterfly Ambassadors/Green Giants
Butterfly Garden Ambassadors and Little Green Giants programs - uniting kids and their parents with the Park to collectively steward Oleta's native habitats, while also bringing citizen science and education to the Park.