5th Annual Statewide Friends and Alliances Workshop
Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, we are delighted to be able to reduce the registration fee from $125 to $99 per person. Registration is exempt for Florida State Parks staff members. If you would like to only attend the Gala Dinner, the cost is $65 per person.

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  • 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!

Why Attend?
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 officers
-CSO Committee Chairs
-CSO Volunteers

What’s in it for My Friends Group?

-New legislation sunsets the CSO system in five years. What is the CSO of the future?
-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

Exhibit!

-If you have products that CSOs purchase for their parks, this is the place to showcase them
-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

Donate to the Silent Auction and see Your Name in Lights

-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

  • 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!
  • ·         The 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!
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