Kid Learning at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
Group of people exploring the water
Through citizen involvement and community partnerships, F.O.R is a valued contributor to the success of the Research Reserve.

Friends of the Reserve

Friends of the Reserve is a non-profit citizen organization established in 1987 to support program funding, environmental education, stewardship of natural and cultural resources, and scientific research of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. Through citizen involvement and community partnerships, F.O.R is a valued contributor to the success of the Research Reserve.

Become a Friend of the Reserve

The Reserve depends on community and stakeholder participation so your membership will make a difference. By joining Friends of the Reserve you can help spread environmental awareness and appreciation of our valuable coastal and estuarine resources. As a F.O.R. member, you will be regularly informed of Reserve activities through newsletters and special mailings. Be prepared to experience a new perspective of our unique natural environment.

Want to become a Friend of the Reserve? Download, complete and mail a membership form.

Other related sites:
Supporters of St. Vincent National Wildlife Reserve
Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves

Students investigating oyster reef colonies

FOR makes it possible for every Franklin County student to visit the Reserve in 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th grades

Estuaries Day touch tank

FOR funding supports environmental education and outreach like National Estuaries Day

Loggerhead sea turtle and intern

FOR provides internships for the summer sea turtle program

ANERR Boardwalk Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

FOR also funded the construction of the boardwalks around the Nature Center