The Biscayne National Park Stewardship Fund

The South Florida National Parks Trust established the Biscayne National Park Stewardship Fund to support programs and projects in the largest marine park in the National Park Service system. Biscayne National Park is an amazing place. Please help us protect and preserve the park by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Biscayne National Park Stewardship Fund.

Your tax-deductible contribution will support programs and projects in the five key areas:

  • Environmental Education

  • Resource Protection

  • Visitor Services

  • Volunteer Activities

  • Community Engagement

Here are some recent projects the SFNPT has funded in the park:

Reef Restoration. Grant Amount: $40,000. Outcome: The abandoned traps and marine debris that litter Biscayne’s reefs can crush, break and smother sensitive corals. A total of 8.18 tons of derelict traps and debris were removed from reefs in the park in 2018 as a result of this grant from SFNPT.

Sea Turtle Conservation. Grant Amount: $34,000. Outcome: 165 park volunteers removed 5.5 tons of debris from Biscayne National Park beaches in advance of turtle nesting season.

Biscayne Education Programs. Grant Amount: $160,000. Outcome: More than 2,000 students, teachers and parents visited the park during the 2017-2018 school year on student field trips, boat tours and overnight camps supported by the SFNPT.

Biscayne Bay Restoration. Grant Amount: $26,200. Outcome: The park restored a spoil island in Biscayne Bay by removing exotic vegetation and recruiting volunteers to replant the island with more than 1,000 native plants and trees.

Biscayne’s Shipwreck Trail. Grant Amount: $19,000. Outcome: Biscayne National Park installed bronze markers at six shipwrecks in the park. The six wrecks make up the Maritime Heritage Trail, a popular diving and snorkeling trail established by the park with funding support from the SFNPT.

Thank you for helping Keep Biscayne Beautiful!