Arthur R. Marshall Foundation & Florida Environmental Institute
1028 N. Federal Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 233-9004
Based on the principles of visionary environmental advocate, Arthur R. Marshall, Jr. (1919-1985), the mission of the Foundation is to develop, promote, and deliver science-based education and public outreach programs central to restoration of the greater Everglades ecosystem and its historic "River of Grass."
Delray Beach Children's Garden
137 SW 2nd Ave Delray Beach, FL, 33444
Phone: (561) 252-9744
The mission of Delray Beach Children’s Garden is to create an eco-consciousness in children through garden education, nature exploration and play. Delray Beach Children's Garden has been designed and built by children and their families. Our final plan includes a raised bed garden in the shape of a labyrinth, an aquaponics learning center with a pond and a pirate ship, a banana forest, a sunflower habitat, a large outdoor classroom, butterfly, pollinator, herb and fragrance gardens, to name just some of the features. Volunteers from the community have been meeting on Saturday mornings, working to build the garden which will continue after our Grand Opening to be held on January 3, 2016.
Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
10216 Lee Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33473
Phone: (561) 734-8303
The mission of the Friends is to promote a better understanding and appreciation of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and the entire Everglades system. Members and volunteers of the Friends provide environmental education and public outreach. The Friends raise funds to help support Refuge programs and projects by running the Gift Shop in our Visitor Center and through other fundraising activities. Recent projects include implementation of a self-guided tour you can take with your phone and funding for an intern to help the Refuge biologists. Volunteers are always needed to work in the Gift Shop and help us plan and organize events
Friends of Jupiter Beach
P.O. Box 791, Jupiter, Florida 33468-0791
Phone: (561) 748-8140
Founded in 1994, Friends of Jupiter Beach is a 501(c)(3) community organization whose goal is to support and maintain environmentally healthy, clean, and dog friendly beaches in Jupiter, Florida through volunteerism and education. On the first Saturday of each month at 8 AM in Ocean Cay Park 150 - 300 volunteers from every facet of the community clean a 2.5 mile span of beach from north of the Juno Beach Pier to Carlin Park and the Jupiter Inlet in Jupiter each month.
Since the group began counting in 2006, we’ve collected more than 54,000 lbs. of garbage and recyclables from the beach. FJB sends out a monthly E- newsletter, participates in civic events and uses the electronic mediato spread its environmental message. In addition, FJB provides 400,000 dog bags a year along Jupiter Beach’s 29 crossovers and it’s Riverwalk and maintains the boxes in which they are contained. FJB participates in community events and has outreach to local schools and youth organizations to ensure that the younger generation learns the importance of environmental preservation.
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
1801 North Ocean Boulevard, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: (561) 544-8605
The mission of Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is to increase public awareness of coastal and marine ecosystems
through research, education, preservation and conservation. Founded in 1984, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is a unique cooperative project of the City of Boca Raton, Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, Florida Atlantic University(FAU), and Friends of Gumbo Limbo. Each year, more than 100,000 local and tourist visitors receive valuable environmental education while enjoying respite from the city bustle.
Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful
1920 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 210, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Phone: (561) 686-6646
The mission of Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc. is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County through programs and partnerships that encourage public agencies, private entities, residents and visitors to reduce litter and waste, increase recycling, beautify and maintain public spaces, and inspire generations of environmental stewards.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408
Phone: (561) 627-8280
Loggerhead Marinelife Center is dedicated to ocean conservation efforts specifically through education and research efforts of LMC staff and volunteers. We can not do this alone - we need your help to speak on behalf of the endangered sea turtles and other marine life found in our coastal waters.
Mounts Botanical Garden
531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, Fl 33415
Phone: (561) 233-1750
Mounts Botanical Garden promotes gardens and gardening unique to the subtropics. The Garden exhibits and evaluates materials environmentally suitable for home, commercial and public landscapes while providing opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn the art, science, and joy of gardening.
Palm Beach County ERM Volunteer Program
2300 North Jog Road - Fourth Floor, West Palm Beach, FL 33411-2743
Phone: (561) 233-2400
The mission of the Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is to establish, maintain, and implement programs for the protection, preservation, and enhancement of the land and water resources of Palm Beach County.This program requires no training or long-term commitment; only short-term projects for busy individuals who want to make a difference in their community.Volunteers participate in "hands-on" environmental projects such as native plantings, site cleanups, exotic plant removal, dune restoration, and nursery maintenance.Projects typically last three hours and are scheduled on a monthly basis.Groups can also take advantage of this program. A special work project can be designed for their members at a date, time, and location of their choosing.
Pine Jog Environmental Educational Center
6301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Phone: (561) 686-6600
Pine Jog is an environmental education center with the purpose of developing, providing and modeling environmental education programs which foster an awareness and appreciation of the natural world, promote an understanding of ecological concepts and instill a sense of stewardship toward the Earth and all its inhabitants.
River Center - Loxahatchee River District
805 N US Highway 1, Jupiter, Florida 33477
Phone: (561) 743-7123
The River Center features live aquatic tanks, interactive exhibits, and a touch tank that represent the river system from a freshwater cypress swamp to seagrass-dominated estuary to marine ecosystems. The center provides an opportunity for school children, adults, visitors, and long-time residents an opportunity to learn about Florida's first National Wild and Scenic River.
Sandoway House Nature Center
142 S Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach, FL, 33483
Phone: (561) 274-7263
The Sandoway House Nature Center is located in a historic 1936 beachfront home in Delray Beach, Florida.The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and preserved as a unique Nature Center now home to native plants, live animals, and a world class shell collection.The Center offers a glimpse into South Florida’s fragile marine and freshwater environments through educational exhibits and programs.Educational programs are offered to the public at Sandoway House including: Shark and Alligator Feedings, Guided Historic Tours, Nature Walks, Astronomy Nights and special events such as Earth Day.
Sierra Club Loxahatchee Group
PO Box 6271, Lake Worth, FL 33466-6271
Phone: (561) 376-3795
Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. We are the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States.The Loxahatchee Group is one of seventeen local SIerra Club groups in Florida. We serve 3,000 members in Palm Beach, Martin, St Lucie and Okeechobee Counties in Southeast Florida. Our group offers members and prospective members opportunities to explore, enjoy, and protect the environment by volunteering, going on outings, and becoming environmental activists. Explore our website and check out an outing or an event!
South Florida Water Management District
3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida B-1 3rd Floor – Storch Room
Phone: (561) 682-6824
Do you have a passion for preserving the natural landscape and water resources of Florida? A desire to protect native plants and animals – and to enhance their critical wetland and woodland habitats? Looking for a meaningful way to contribute to natural lands conservation and ecosystem restoration? If so, then join us in carrying out the South Florida Water Management District's land stewardship mission by volunteering your time and talents!
The Institute for Regional Conservation
100 E. Linton Blvd. Ste. 302B Delray Beach, FL 33483
Phone: (305) 247-6547
A private non-profit organization, The Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC) is dedicated to the protection, restoration, and long-term management of biodiversity on a regional basis, and to the prevention of regional extinctions of rare plants, animals and ecosystems. Founded in 1984, IRC promotes an innovative approach to conservation. We seek to protect - and restore - viable populations of all plant and animal species within a region by designing conservation strategies powered by rich, geographically-distributed data. Our approach adds critical value to traditional conservation strategies focused on charismatic animals or species with small global ranges. This work is especially important in regions of the world where rapid fragmentation of habitats has been experienced, or is expected. For more than two decades we have focused our field work in Florida and the Caribbean, but we are also engaged in high-level dialog on ecological restoration and biodiversity targets more broadly around the world.
Young Friends of Jupiter Beach
P.O. Box 791, Jupiter, Florida 33468-0791
Phone: (561) 748-8140
Young Friends of Jupiter Beach, a group of high school students who care about the environment, was started by Graham Zucker, a high school student at William T. Dwyer High School. The 3rd Sunday of the month, at 5 PM, the students gather in Carlin Park for a beach cleanup. The students are becoming the next generation of environmental stewards and know the importance of preserving Jupiter’s beaches, its’ habitat and marine life for future generations. Students from local and neighboring high schools are invited to join the group. After the beach cleanups the students gather for volleyball games and snacks. As the group grows they continue to look for other ways to expand their environmental preservation message.