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Florida Greenways & Trails Foundation, Inc. (FGTF) is our sister statewide organization, which aims to advocate for and help create a statewide system of trails and greenways to advance health, recreation, transportation and tourism.

Helping Florida State Parks Recover from Hurricane Irma

Monster Hurricane Irma has impacted nearly every state park in the system.  All Florida Park Service personnel and their cadre of experienced trained volunteers are working hard to assess the extent of the damage.  Severe flooding, downed trees, debris, board walks and beach access washed away, and worse. 

This hurricane was different from any before.  The entire state was affected not just one area.  Parks have suffered greatly from this and it’s going to take a coordinated focused effort and lots of help to get things cleaned up and safe again.

Of great concern is the interruption of multitudes of children’s education programs.  Every year many thousands of children come to the parks for environmental and historical education programs.  School field trips, Jr. Rangers, interpretive hikes, camp fire programs and so much more are at a dead stand still and will be until our parks reopen and are safe to visit again. 

100% of all donations large and small will go directly to recovery.  Please help if you can. Donate here.

Thank you!

Information Sources:

Ongoing Updates on which Parks are Open/Closed 

The official Florida State Parks website

Florida State Parks Facebook page


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