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Through the efforts of volunteers and organization members, Friends of Weedon Island dedicates itself to education, preservation and protection of Weedon Island Preserve.

Since 1992, 20 years after the preserve’s establishment, Friends of Weedon Island has devoted its resources to the preserve. It has built an establishment of community engagement, getting visitors interested and participating in the natural environment they live in. Its goal remains the continued increasing awareness of the Weedon Island Preserve, from its history to the natural life it houses currently, and to enrich the experiences of its visitors. Its ongoing programs include student education, adult education, and the Gopher Weedon Trail Run. Projects include the least terns viewing, an ancient canoe and a commemorative mural for the preserve. Through efforts such as these, the organization makes a significant impact on Pinellas County and its natural environment.

Company Overview

Company Name

Friends of Weedon Island

Year Established


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Run by a variety of volunteers and organization members


Friends of Weedon Island, as the name suggests, supports St. Petersburg's Weedon Island Preserve in their programs and projects. Their support comes both financially and through volunteer work, including "environmental and cultural education and preservation, conservation initiatives, and advocacy for the Preserve, its habitat, ecology and cultural history." Friends of Weedon Island is a community effort devoted to the continued establishment and maintenance of the preserve, and educating visitors on Pinellas County's natural life.

Core values/mission statement

"We support Weedon Island Preserve through education, preservation, and protection of its habitat, ecology and cultural history."

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