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. All lectures are completed for the 2023 season.
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
All Lectures are completed for the 2023 Season
The Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve thank everyone who attended and look forward to seeing next season.
Updates will be posted when available
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As you know Hurricane Ian severely damaged Barefoot Beach Preserve, quite possibly the most damaged of all the beaches in Collier County. And while most of the beaches have reopened including the north end of Barefoot Beach, the preserve remains closed having suffered significant damage to all the boardwalks and buildings. Thankfully Collier County Parks and Rec provided us an alternative location so the Friends were able to continue our seasonal lecture series at North Collier County Regional Park. While recovery process at the Preserve is slow the Friends remain optimistic our 2024 Lectures will return to the Learning Center at the Preserve.