The Friends group for the National Wildlife Refuges of the Florida Keys
FAVOR - Friends And Volunteers Of Refuges - Florida Keys - now the Florida Keys Wildlife Society, is a non profit organization whose mission is to support the National Wildlife Refuges of the Florida Keys through education, non adversarial advocacy, volunteerism and fundraising. Since we are almost all volunteer, when you donate, you can rest assured that your contributions will go directly to the programs and projects that help the refuges.
Visitors and residents alike can be part of helping the Refuges by volunteering, participating in one of our fun events, donating, or becoming a member! If you'd like to donate fund to help the Refuges recover from the impacts of Hurricane Irma, you can use the handy button on the right, or you can simply mail a check in any amount to
FAVOR Florida Keys, PO Box 431840, Big Pine Key, FL 33043. Your donations are tax deductible. If you have specific questions, you can reach us through our contact form.
If you are visiting the Keys or if you live here, you will soon find that the refuges are a big part of life in this special place. Four National Wildlife Refuges protect the land, water, and species throughout the Keys; Crocodile Lake NWR at the north end of the Keys is home to many protected species including the American Crocodile; Great White Heron NWR encompasses much of the backcountry in the Lower Keys; Key West NWR at the southernmost end of the island chain including the Marquesa Keys; National Key Deer Refuge, centered on Big Pine Key, is home to the Refuges' Visitor Center, the Key Deer Bookstore, and the adorable, endangered Key deer.
FAVOR's volunteers help maintain trails and habitats, participate in regular environmental trash clean ups on beaches and wild areas, and help visitors understand the unique environment and the species that are being protected by the Refuges throughout the Keys.
Friends and Volunteers of Refuges - Florida Keys is a registered 501(c)3 non profit corporation 65-0822599. Donations are deductible under the Internal Revenue Service Code. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 1-800-435-7352 within in the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.