Who We Are

Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge is a non-profit volunteer organization which supports the conservation, education, and preservation work of the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. We work closely with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service team to support the precious wildlife of the St. Marks refuge. By funding education programs at local schools and awarding annual scholarships for college students pursuing environmental studies, we also encourage awareness of our natural resources. With donations, plus funds from the Nature Store operations, we finance research and educational projects, volunteer training, special events at the refuge, and equipment for support programs.

Celebrate St. Marks

Join us for these special upcoming events.

Experience the Beauty of St. Marks

For nature lovers, wildlife abounds. Bobcats, alligators, and the occasional black bear can be seen. Many bird species nest and raise their young at the refuge. For those interested in history, the recently restored century-old St. Marks Lighthouse offers a glimpse into the rich history of the area. This is truly a special place.

A sanctuary for wildlife and people.

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