Saturday, January 27, 2018

Friends of the Environment - Celebrating 30 years of Conservation!



FRIENDS Turns 30!

 It's a Celebration!

Join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary

of conservation and environmental education in Abaco! Help us start the year off with a bang at one of our Reef Balls next month.

If you can't join us, but would like to support the celebration, 
please take a look at the opportunities below.

MATCHING CHALLENGE

Double down on your donation by choosing one of the three awesome opportunities below. All funds received before the end of February will be matched by the Devereux Ocean Foundation up to $30,000. The Devereux Ocean Foundation is supporting FRIENDS to do work in coral reef education and conservation, so know that your donation dollars will go that much further!
1. Make a Donation

Your donations and memberships help make it all happen. Remember, any amount counts! We appreciate your support!
summer camp, pine forest
2. Sponsor an Educational Experience

These experiences are fundamental to our environmental education program, providing the building blocks for an informed and proactive community.


3. Explore Iron Cay

Iron Cay was gifted to FRIENDS by the Laughlin and Gallup Families. It is located in the East Abaco Creeks National Park. To honor their generous donation we want to ensure that future visitors and residents of Abaco can benefit from the cay. Help us lay the foundation for a unique island experience!

FRIENDS will install a simple landing along the shore of Iron Cay to enable boaters to disembark and explore the island. A welcome sign at "Laughlin's Landing" will orient visitors and educate them about Iron Cay.

Help us clear a trail through the lush coppice of Iron Cay, revealing unique plants and other features of the island. $600 clears 30 feet of trail, and a trail marker will be placed in your name.

Iron Cay, bromeliads

REEF BALL AUCTION - SNEAK PEEK!

Here are a few of the items that will be offered at the upcoming Reef Ball auctions. Please contact us if you are interested in placing an advance bid, or join us at one of the events! 

February 10th - Hope Town Reef Ball, Abaco Inn
Dinner Tickets - SOLD OUT
Dancing Tickets - $25 at the door

February 24th - Marsh Harbour Reef Ball, Jib Room
Dinner Tickets - $110
Dancing Tickets - $25 at the door

LIVE MUSIC by Uppercut 242!


mermaid cottage, Spanish Wells
Spanish Wells Getaway 
Get away from it all with this all-in-one trip including a rental house, flights to North Eleuthera, and dinner at The Shipyard! Donated by Chris and Holly Peel and Cherokee Air.




Graycliff chocolates
Indulgence by Graycliff
Treat yourself to a sampling of fine chocolates, wine, and cigars by the renowned Graycliff Chocolatier and Restaurant, and Bahama Barrels. Special, limited label 30th Anniversary Friends of the Environment wine included!



sperm whale underwater, BMMRO
Onboard with Whale Researchers
Spend a day on board with researchers from the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation, learning about their critical work in whale conservation. Keep your eyes peeled for the opportunity to see some of Abaco's whales and dolphins while you are out there!



Flyboarding Lessons
Get a new view of the Sea of Abaco by trying this trendy and exciting sport! Donated by Brandon Samuels.





Stephen Malone
Dinner for 8 by Chef Stephen Malone
Enjoy a private dinner for 8 in your home specially prepared by Chef Stephen Malone of the Thirsty 'Cuda!






Thank you to all of our sponsors! 
There are many more exciting items, too many to list here.

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