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

Phone: (850) 925-6121

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Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge

We want to sincerely thank all of the contributors who made our crowdfunding effort to finish the restoration of the lantern room a great success. We came very close to reaching our goal of $12,000. Over 70 donors made this happen. For a complete listing of contributors, simply follow this link. The work on the lantern room should be complete by the end of July or early August. 
Then, once approval of architectural plans is given, work on the lighthouse tower and keepers' quarters should begin in October.

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Extremely Early Summer Birding Trip
Don Morrow, St. Marks Wildlife Refuge volunteer and expert birder, led a group of 15 intrepid birders at 6 am yesterday morning.
Read and See Their Sightings
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white pelicans
Friends Nature Store
Visit the Friends Nature Store, and you will see why the store is one of our recent, great success stories. And, no, we're not just about T-shirts, though we have some terrific, colorful children's and adult sizes. We have local artist gift cards, Marty Haythorn (Thomasville, Georgia potter) pottery pendants (right), burnished metal water bottles and more. (All profits benefit various Refuge programs!)

Upcoming Events

Aug. 7, 2016, 2pm
First Sunday Lecture - Local musician Sammy Tedder will present his film "Local Waters: Through the Seasons". FREE


Revisions are progressively being made to the web site. This home page highlights the NEW logo (top left) to reflect the change in name of the Refuge support organization. Please be patient as successive pages are updated. The content on all pages should be consistent, but the page appearance might vary.

Construction is taking place at the lighthouse over the next several months. Until further notice, it will NOT be open on the usual "First Saturday" of each month.

Also, drones are not permitted to be launched on national wildlife refuges.  Please inform law enforcement if you see drones being used on your visit here. Thank you for your help.

Previous Programs and Events at the Refuge

To go to previous programs and events that have been highlighted here, go to the archives.


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