WHO WE ARE

Aerial View FPNWR
Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge P.O. Box 1939 Marco Island, FL 34146Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 12085 SR29 South Immokalee, FL 34142Tel: 239-353-8442 Email us: info@floridapanther.org
The Purpose of the Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge(‘Friends’) is to support the goals of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge (FPNWR) and promote a better understanding and appreciation of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
The FPNWR was established under the Endangered Species Act to protect the Florida panther and its habitat, conserve fish, wildlife, and plants which are listed as endangered and/or threatened, as well as for managing, conserving, and protecting fish and wildlife resources. The Friends will achieve this purpose primarily through education, outreach advocacy, and being an active partner in Refuge projects. Our efforts will be concentrated on protecting the native flora and fauna found in the FPNWR. A further goal of our efforts will be to conserve, protect, and restore the Florida panther and its habitat within its historic range. Notwithstanding any other provision of these By-Laws, the purposes for which this organization is formed is exclusively charitable and educational within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
Board of Directors
  • Tom Trotta, Acting President -- tom.trotta@floridapanther.org
  • Amber Crooks, Secretary --  amber.crooks@floridapanther.org
  • Art Rengers, Treasurer
  • Elizabeth Fleming, Advocacy Chair
  • Rosemary Rengers, Events coordinator
  • Cathy Connolly, Membership Chair
  • Becca Bryan, Media Chair
  • Mac Hatcher – Treasurer, Editor Florida Panther Update
Advisors
Ben Nottingham, USFWS ben_nottingham@fws.org Kevin Godsea, USFWS Kevin_godsea@fws.org