Did you know that donations made directly to the Park do not stay with Fakahatchee? In Florida, such donations are forwarded to the state and used in a general fund in support of all state parks. However, dollars donated to the Citizens Support Organization, "Friends of Fakahatchee, Inc.", do stay with the Park and directly support many different things, including public programs, purchase of equipment and outside services, and more. The Race Director's family has joined the "Friends" and recommends that you to do the same. Individual membership is $20; family membership is $30. Read all about "Friends of Fakahatchee" and their terrific work at the organization website, www.orchidswamp.org. Become a member of "Friends of Fakahatchee" by clicking on the following link to access a membership brochure: Join the "Friends".