New Temporary Location for the The Lecture Series 2023! All lectures will be held at North Collier Regional Park Exhibit Hall/Administration Building. The Preserve remains closed.

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.  PLEASE NOTE: As the Preserve remains closed all walks and talks are cancelled.  Please check back for updates.


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.              NEW TEMPORARY LOCATION! NORTH COLLIER COUNTY REGIONAL PARK.



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!

2023 Lecture Series


NORTH COLLIER COUNTY REGIONAL PARK located at 15000 Livingston RD, Naples. Follow signs to the exhibit hall. Lectures will be held in the exhibit hall lab. (Free parking) Please join us for our final lecture of the season.

More Than Pretty Flowers: An Overview of Naples Botanical Garden

Kyle Possai, Education Specialist  

Saturday, April 1, 2023 

The Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve are pleased to announce we will be continuing our Educational Lecture Series at a temporary location while the Preserve remains closed due to Hurricane Ian. For the 2023 season all lectures will be held at 10 a.m. at The North Collier Regional Park Exhibit Hall Lab.  Simply follow the signs to the Exhibit Hall/Administration building. There is plenty of free parking in addition to a wonderful park that includes a boardwalk, pond and butterfly garden.

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

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