The Board of Directors of Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges will be looking for up to 3 new directors this fall for a two-year term to begin with the Annual Meeting on March 4, 2017. All Friends members are eligible to serve on the Friends all-volunteer Board.
Board members actively and creatively help to support the Refuges through the design and implementation of programs and communications that provide advocacy and outreach for the Refuges' mission and goals.
During this round of Board recruitment, Friends especially need individuals with experience and/or interest in the following areas:
The Board of Directors meets monthly, except in August and sometimes December.
Board members support the goals of the organization with their time and talent. This is a working board in which members serve as chairs and/or members of committees of the board, involving often daily work.
If you can envision yourself playing a role in the future of Friends of Refuges and would be willing to serve on the Board, please contact Maria Sgambati, the current president, at firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2011, the sisters who own the Vista property, which is adjacent to the Refuge headquarters, decided that they would leave the property to the Refuge as a legacy. It is a historic property and was part of the timbering industry that held the area lands before the Refuge was established in the late 1970s.
On Thursday, November 17, the Friends Board will meet at Refuge headquarters from 10:00 to noon. All are welcome to attend. After the meeting we will all walk over to see the Vista property. Bring a picnic lunch and join the visit.