South Florida National Parks Trust

“National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.”
– Author Wallace Stegner


About the South Florida National Parks Trust

The South Florida National Parks Trust is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 2002 to support South Florida’s four national parks – Everglades, Biscayne and Dry Tortugas National Parks and Big Cypress National Preserve.

As the primary fund-raising partner for these parks, the Trust raises money from individuals, businesses and foundations to support park programs and projects in five critical areas:

  • Environmental Education
  • Resource Protection
  • Visitor Services
  • Volunteer Activities
  • Community Outreach

The Trust receives no government funding. We rely instead on the support of private donors to fund projects that benefit park visitors, improve quality of life in South Florida and help the National Park Service better protect and preserve the region’s national parks.

Since its inception, the Trust has successfully funded dozens of projects in South Florida’s national parks representing an investment of more than $5 million.

By working with the National Park Service to identify and fund projects that benefit South Florida’s national parks, their visitors and the communities that surround these special places, the Trust seeks to win new friends for our national parks and promote a legacy of stewardship in South Florida.

You can support our work on behalf of South Florida’s national parks by making a donation today.