Partnerships are crucial to the success of Biscayne National Park's conservation and education mission, and the park is always open to ideas for new ventures.
Partners Providing Financial, Advocacy and Staff Support
The South Florida National Parks Trust operates as a local fund of the National Park Foundation, chartered by Congress as the official charitable partner of America's National Parks. The Trust works to ensure that more people have an opportunity to visit and enjoy three of South Florida's four national parks (Biscayne, Everglades and Dry Tortugas) by supporting educational programs, volunteer activities and visitor services within each park.
The Florida National Parks Association (FNPA) features books, videos, and related products about the flora, fauna, and history of Biscayne, Dry Tortugas and Everglades National Parks and Big Cypress National Preserve. Net proceeds from the sale of products are returned to the National Parks to support park educational and visitor service programs.
For nearly 90 years, the National Parks Conservation Association has worked to protect and enhance America's National Park System for present and future generations. This mission is accomplished through advocacy for the parks and the National Park Service, education of the public and of decision-makers regarding park issues, and through assessment of the health of the parks and park management.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is a national nonprofit group that places 3000 volunteers annually as conservation interns. Each year, SCA members help to protect vital habitats, threatened wildlife, and other at-risk resources in our nation's parks, forests and urban green spaces. This unique experience instills an ethic of conservation and inspires lifelong stewardship that benefits our members, our society and our environment.
Tropical Audubon Society is a group of dedicated citizens who care about the quality of South Florida's environment. They have a three-pronged approach to meeting their mission.
Conservation: to work toward protection of the natural world and to promote wise stewardship of natural resources, especially native plants and animals and their habitat.
Education: to promote, among members and the public of all ages, an understanding and appreciation of nature, the environment, and ecological relationships.
Enjoyment: as a society of members with compatible interests, to enjoy together the study and protection of nature.
Tropical Everglades Visitor Association
Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
South Florida Community Partners
Reef Environmental Education Foundation