Friends of Paynes Prairie

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Friends of Paynes Prairie Inc. (Friends) is a not-for-profit corporation registered in Florida in 1986 and approved by the IRS as a 501 (c) (3) organization.  Friends is the Citizen Support Organization for Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, operating under an agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks.  Articles of Incorporation and by-laws can be provided upon request. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE 800 435 7352. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

Donations are welcome in any amount and are applied 100% to the operation of Friends and support of the Preserve.  You may donate thru secure Pay Pal  connection or send your check directly to contact us. Gifts for special or restricted purposes consistent with Friends mission and operations maybe arranged, please contact the President.

Endowment Fund

In order to better provide for the needs of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park over the coming years, the Board of Directors of the Friends of Paynes Prairie, Inc. has established an Endowment Fund, in perpetuity, the proceeds of which shall be used to provide income for programs of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park.

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Current Special donations are being accepted for:

  • In memory of park ranger George Jackson.
  • Visitor Center Renovation 2014-2015
  • 'Marshmaster' special tracked vehicle equipment for wetland management
    Target  $100,000, Current level $300


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Thank you for supporting Paynes Prairie.
Goal: $2,000.00
Collected: $1,200.00

Contact Us

Visitors Center - 352-466-4100
Ranger Station - 352-466-3397

Friends of Paynes Prairie
100 Savannah Boulevard
Micanopy, FL 32667

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