About the Friends of Long Key


Local volunteers who care about the park!

FOLK (Friends of Long Key) was formed in 2014 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of a group of park lovers who support Long Key's mission and care about preserving the natural history of Long Key while educating the community about it.  We support the park through volunteer hours and fundraising.

We support several annual park events, including Moth Week in late July by hosting a fun and successful plant sale and host a Teddy Bear picnic for the kids in September.

See our May 2018 Photo Contest Winners!

See our March 2017 Photo Contest Winners!

Memories from our Kapok Tree Gala in November 2015!

Memories from Teddy Bear Picnics!

Sundial dedicated to our founder Kevin Wilke

The Goals of FOLK

  • To protect, promote, foster and advance the unique ecology of South Florida environments through nature-oriented activities.
  • To assist worthwhile special projects designed to inform the public of the environmental, historical and ecological processes of the region within South Florida.
  • To increase public awareness of threatened, endangered, and invasive species and the need for solutions to pollution and other environmental degradation.
  • To increase public awareness of the historical relevance of Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center.
  • To assist as volunteers to meet the needs of the park.
  • To conduct fund raising activities for the benefit of Long Key.


Our Founding President

Kevin Wilke was instrumental in creating the Friends of Long Key and getting it off the ground as a non-profit organization supporting the park.  He served as FOLK's founding President until 2016 and made it a model Friends Group for Broward County.  In November 2016, we lost Kevin too soon to a battle with cancer.  We fondly remember Kevin and have installed a sundial in his memory in the Island Garden at the park and continue to work on the mission that brought us together.

Learn more about FOLK and join us!

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FOLK Membership Form (pdf)


FOLK 2016 President's letter (pdf)


FOLK 2017 President's letter (pdf)


FOLK 2018 President's letter (pdf)


FOLK 2019 President's letter (pdf)