- Please stay at the site hotel, not only for your own convenience, but because FFSP will need to pay $$$ for meeting space that is free if we meet contract quotas!
- Our hotel rate will soon expire; please reserve now.
- Remember, you will pay $21 for parking per day if you are not a hotel guest (who pays $7 per day). And you will have to deal with Orlando traffic!
Learn about changes and requirements from the state. Attend to understand these changes, help shape policies, and set directions for the future. There are options to consider and choices to be made.
Who Should Attend
-CSO Board members and officersWhat’s in it for My Friends Group?
-CSO Committee Chairs
-New legislation sunsets the CSO system in five years. What is the CSO of the future?Exhibit!
-Attend sessions on volunteers/membership, water/springs issues, bookkeeping, marketing & PR, grants & fundraising, and more
-Network with people who hold the same position as you in other parks – share and learn from them
-Meet other volunteer leaders, advocates, and Florida State Parks and Trails System staff
-Learn about CSO policies and procedures
-Visit local Florida State Parks
-Find resources in the exhibit hall
-Enjoy (and buy!) at the silent auction!
-Have fun at the Welcome Reception, Gala and Silent Auction
-If you have products that CSOs purchase for their parks, this is the place to showcase themDonate to the Silent Auction and see Your Name in Lights
-Florida has 171 State Parks & Trails and we anticipate an attendance of 150 representing more than half of the parks in Florida
-In the last 10 years the parks and their volunteer support groups have spent more than $200 million dollars on an extraordinary range of projects from accessibility equipment to fire trucks
-Set up will be on the morning of the 16th and take down on the afternoon of the 18th. The cost of a single booth is $500
-Register to exhibit here – It will pay off
-FFSP is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your donation is tax-deductible.
-Funds support the FFSP matching funds program. This program serves our local Friends organizations around the state with funding for strategically aligned projects approved by the leadership of Florida State Parks.
-Please submit using this form