The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources. Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.
The St. Marks Refuge Association Inc., formed in 1987, is the 501(c)3 non-profit friends group that supports the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in accomplishing its biological and educational objectives. Finances generated through membership fees and the sale of books, photographs, and other educational items through the Refuge nature store fund refuge projects.
For additional information about the Association and its activities, please go to www.stmarksrefuge.org or write:
St. Marks Refuge Association Inc.P.O. Box 368St. Marks, FL 32355
The Nature Conservancy in Florida - www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/florida/
Apalachee Audubon Society - www.apalachee.org/aas/
Florida Wildlife Federation - fwfonline.org/
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission - www.myfwc.com/
Florida Forest Service - www.floridaforestservice.com/
USDA Forest Service, National Forests in Florida - www.fs.usda.gov/florida
Get Outdoors Florida! Inc. - www.getoutdoorsflorida.org/
Florida Project Learning Tree - sfrc.ufl.edu/plt
Apalachicola Regional Stewardship Alliance – www.floridainvasives.org/apalachicola/
Dept. of Interior, US Geological Service – www.usgs.gov/state/state.asp?State=FL
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