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The GTM Research Reserve needs more Friends like you.

JOIN OR RENEW TODAY

Become a Friend of the GTM Reserve and support education, research, and stewardship.

The Friends of the GTM Reserve is a private non-profit citizen support organization established to support and enhance environmental education, stewardship of natural and cultural resources, and scientific research through volunteer initiatives, citizen involvement, and community partnerships.

What do we do? 

Our Friends give their time and treasure to the GTM Research Reserve. We assist with special work projects and participate in fun events and field trips at the Reserve. We promote events to focus attention on the GTM Research Reserve and its special character. We raise money through membership and sponsorship and those dollars fund the important and vital work done at the GTM Research Reserve. We fund special projects, education, research, and stewardship programs. We also apply for special grants to continue the great work that protects the watershed and ecosystems within the reserve. We raise awareness in our community by serving as champions for the Reserve by talking about its value and importance with our friends, colleagues, family, and associates.

We love the GTM Research Reserve. If you love it, too, we invite you to become a Friend of the GTM Reserve today!

JOIN THE FRIENDS

Members receive:

  • Subscription to the GTM quarterly e-newsletter, “Estuary Examiner”
  • Invitation to members-only and VIP events
  • Advanced notice of special events like Oceanwise and State of the Reserve
  • 20% discount on GTM Annual Parking passes
  • 10% discount on kayak and paddle board rentals at Guana Outpost South and North Guana Outpost
  • Recognition in the Friends Annual Report
  • GTM Research Reserve decal

And perhaps most significantly,

  • The reward of knowing that your membership contribution has a direct impact on the protection and conservation of our precious coastal ecosystem

Please complete the membership form here or send your check to:

  • Friends of the GTM Reserve

    450 Guana River Road

    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

  • Friends membership is based on a calendar year and benefits are good from January 1 through December 31

Because of our Friends members, the following programs, activities, and events are held to achieve our mission:

OceanWise: An Evening for the Estuaries
Annual Trail Run
National Estuaries Day
Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Coast and Ocean Alliance Meeting
Southeast Atlantic Right Whale Implementation Team Meeting
Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas Management Team Meeting
Law Enforcement Training in Archaeological Regulations and Enforcement

Archaeological Monitor Training Workshop
GIS Training for Local Governments
Underwater Archaeology Symposium
Green Lodging workshop
Sea Turtle Monitoring Program
Education Program Equipment, Supplies, and School Transportation Costs
Research on the North Atlantic Right Whale
Eagle Scout Projects
Improved Accessibility at Guana Beach Access Points

THANK YOU!

Because of you, the GTM Research Reserve is doing great things for environmental education, scientific research, and natural and cultural stewardship. As one of 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves in the country, the GTM Research Reserve is special — and you know it. Your philanthropy, volunteerism, and patronage are what ensures the Reserve can continue its work. We thank you for being a leader and champion for our mission.

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