The Florida gopher tortoise is listed as a Threatened Species. Please look under your car when backing out of parking spaces, drive slowly and stay on marked trails or the boardwalk. 

Friends of barefoot beach preserve welcome you

A Place Where Beauty Abounds and Nature Thrives…

The Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve is a volunteer organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and enhancing natural features of the Barefoot Beach Preserve.  We foster research and education endeavors, distribute literature, and secure volunteers to assist Collier County at the Preserve.

Walks & Talks

Weekly Naturalist guided walks and talks are offered January – April.  Come learn about how the Beaches are alive.  Explore our ecosystems, where to find beach treasures and walk the Saylor Trail.   

lectures

Snakes, Sharks, Native plants these are just a few of the subjects of prior Saturday Morning Lectures.  Come join us for a new season presented on various topics with a focus on nature, preservation, and wildlife. 

education

Through our established learning center, we educate the community through displays and literature and staffed trained Docents January – April. We also offer annual scholarships to students studying the environment. Click here to view our educational handouts!

Lecture Series

2022 completed

Next lecture series begins 

Saturday, April 7, 2023 at 10 AM

Check back in the Fall for information on the 2023 Lecture Series.

Become a member, volunteer, or just say hello . . . 
we’d love to hear from you.

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