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SUPPORT FRIENDS OF SPOIL ISLANDS

Friends of the Spoil Islands (FOSI) is the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) citizen support organization for the Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves office.

Our mission is to support aquatic preserve staff in the management of seven aquatic preserves and the spoil islands within them through volunteerism, financial support, and outreach.

Our members are people like you who picnic, sail, boat, fish, camp and paddle on our waterways. We are friends, family, parents, siblings, minimalists and nature lovers. We are experts, novices and learners supporting and enhancing our aquatic preserves through conservation efforts and partnerships.

 

Are you interested in assisting the mission of Friends of the Spoil Islands and supporting the Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves’ dynamic estuary environment?

One easy way is with a donation.  FOSI is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, your donations are greatly appreciated.  Plus, they are especially valuable with grant applications requiring matching funds!

You do not need to be a member to show your support.

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Volunteer gathers trash on a spoil island in St. Lucie County
Volunteer gathers trash on a spoil island in St. Lucie County
Volunteer gathers trash on a spoil island in St. Lucie County

 

Volunteers are vital in the preservation and restoration of our Islands and Preserves.  

We are seeking individuals to assist with specific projects.  Review FOSI’s calendar of events and/or fill out our volunteer form by clicking the button below. A typical volunteer opportunity begins at 9:30am. 

After a leisurely boat ride the work entails 2-3 hours on a deserted island.  FOSI provides water and snacks.  Remember to dress for the occasion!

VOLUNTEER FORM

 

The Adopt-A-Spoil Island project allows groups the ability to initiate and maintain projects on a spoil island.  The base requirement is to conduct four cleanups per year and submit a simple report to DEP Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves Field office.  Additional island projects will be considered by IRLAP’s staff.  Interested in adopting a spoil island? Contact the IRLAP Field office at (772) 429-2995 or visit:

ADOPT AN ISLAND

THE SPOIL ISLANDS ARE FOR ALL TO ENJOY

Support FOSI’s Efforts by Donating, Volunteering or Adopting an Island!