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.

 SMRA Logo 150x105The Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge, 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 Friends and their activities, please go to or write:

Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 368
St. Marks, FL 32355 

For special nature themed items for yourself or your family and friends, visit the Friend's Nature Store located in the Visitor Center or online at:

 Other Partners include:

Monarch-Milkweed Initiative at St. Marks NWR -

The Nature Conservancy in Florida -

Apalachee Audubon Society -

Florida Wildlife Federation -

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission -

Florida Forest Service -

USDA Forest Service, National Forests in Florida -

Get Outdoors Florida! Inc. -

Florida Project Learning Tree -

Apalachicola Regional Stewardship Alliance –

Dept. of Interior, US Geological Service –