About the Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Life Refuge
The Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (FFMR) is a volunteer support group established in 1985. Our goals, as stated by Virginia Welch, founder and past president, are: “the protection and preservation of the Marine Reserve as a unique intertidal environment and the promotion of educational activities for school children, residents, visitors and researchers, to see and touch many elements of wildlife ecosystems.”
Board members of the FFMR meet 6 times a year to keep abreast of the activities and problems concerning the Reserve and its precious legacy.
How to Help
There are many ways to help preserve and protect this precious resource:
Become a Member
Membership is encouraged and is available to the public at the Reserve. Membership has grown since 1987 from the original 9 members to 240.
A quarterly newsletter, Between the Tides, is published featuring articles related to tidepool marine life as well as announcements of upcoming activities available to the public and specifically to members.
Click here for more information on membership.
Become a Volunteer
FFMR sponsors a roving interpretation program for volunteer docents who assist the County Parks Division in maintaining safe and knowledgeable use of the intertidal zone.
Outreach programs are: docent-led tours, lectures and articles by scientists about marine life at the tidepools, a vital Junior Ranger Program including orientation and training, introduction of the first high school student docent intertidal training program, a scholarship fund set for high school students pursuing studies in marine biology, teachers’ workshops, beach watch monitoring, visitation to schools by reserve staff personnel, and studies to define visitor impact on marine habitat.
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By postal mail:
Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
P.O. Box 451
Moss Beach, CA 94038E-mail
an environmental organization dedicated to education and conservation of our marine resources.