It is officially the holiday season! We cannot believe that the new year is right around the corner and that Highway 1 keeps getting busier as our beloved snowbirds come to roost in the Florida Keys for the winter.

It is a busy time of year for all who call Florida Bay home, but it is also a season of gratitude and giving. We at Florida Bay Forever are so grateful for all of our members, donors, supporters, and friends who have fueled our work for over five years. It is because of YOU that Florida Bay Forever continues a legacy of protecting and preserving Florida Bay in our new offices at the Green Turtle Hammock Nature Preserve. We are so excited to continue to grow our presence and impact for our Florida Keys community. Thank you!

Here are a few ways you can continue to support Florida Bay Forever this holiday season:

  1. Purchase Annual Membership to the Florida Bay Eco-Center. Memberships to the Florida Bay Eco-Center are available for you and yours ahead of the 2022 program season. Purchase a membership for yourself, family, and friends to enjoy Florida Bay fun in the new year!

  2. Shop Small at the Florida Bay Eco-Center Gift Shop. The center and retail operation opens to the public on Tuesday, December 7th. You can find unique gifts for every Florida Bay lover on your shopping list and support the registered 501(c)(3)!

  3. Underwrite or Sponsor a Program Series. 2022 will kick off eco-tours, bird walks, paddling trips, and more for Florida Bay Forever at the Green Turtle Hammock Nature Preserve. If you want to help bring Florida Bay focused education and programming to life, contact us to learn about program sponsorship opportunities.

  4. Purchase a Voucher for the Florida Bay Forever Specialty License Plate. Directly support Florida Bay projects in Everglades National Park and show your love for Florida Bay at the same time! Snag one for your vehicle, boat trailer, motorcycle, or give the a gift of a specialty tag to a loved one. Purchase a plate voucher here.

  5. Donate. It is as simple as one click. As a not-for-profit, we rely on donations from supporters like you every single day to bring our mission to life. You can donate one time, or make a monthly contribution to sustain our work throughout the entire new year.

From our Florida Bay family to yours, we hope you have a safe and joyful holiday season. Come visit us at our newly opened offices at the Florida Bay Eco-Center, located at the Green Turtle Hammock Nature Preserve, 81224 Overseas Highway in Islamorada.


Florida Bay Eco-Center: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm

Green Turtle Hammock Nature Preserve: Monday-Sunday, 8am-5pm