Sunday, Feb. 23
3-5 p.m. (EST)


Apalachicola Center for History, Culture, & Art

86 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL

Friends Annual General Membership Meeting

ALL are welcome! Join us -- learn what we do and find ways to get involved.

> Friends and Refuge activity updates

> Raffle of our awesome Pop Up Shop goods  

> Hors d'ouevres and drinks 

> Forum to share your thoughts and ideas about      how to better support our gem of a Refuge


> BONUS: Enjoy the Center’s current exhibit by Michael Ross, a life-long artist who focuses on the connection of home: making it and carrying it with us through migrations both forced and chosen


Winter Speaker Series

Come meet these great speakers and hear their stories

Jan. 16  


Janisse Ray

"How to Save the Earth
(and Everything You Love)"!

Learn more >

Feb. 6  


Kim Wheeler
The Red Wolf:
A Story of Resilience

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Mar. 12  


Don Morrow
Migratory Birds
of the St Vincent NWR

Learn more >

About the Program:  Snowy plovers, least terns, American oystercatchers, brown pelicans, and others rely on the western Point of St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge; this area is not only enticing to wild birds, but to visiting paddlers. 

To help protect the point, Friends of the Refuge hired  summer interns in 2018 and 2019 to act as  ambassadors for the breeding and migrating birds of St. Vincent NWR. In 2018, Miss Kimberly Magee educated more than 700 individual visitors to Indian Pass, and prevented many intrusions into the nesting area. Chloe Dubben continued and expanded the work in 2019. Our program goal is to repeat thier success in 2020.

With your donation, you can help us hire a 2020 intern,
and to replace educational signage lost to Hurricane Michael.                                     


If you are interested in applying for the internship position, please contact us at

2020 Indian Pass

Protect the Point
Summer Intern Program

Photo by Debbie Hooper


St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge includes mainland sites at 14 mile, 11 mile (off of C30-A) as well as Pig Island and St. Vincent Island, which is the westernmost of 4 barrier islands in the northwestern Florida Gulf coast which include Cape St. George Island, St. George Island and Dog Island. St. Vincent Island is located just offshore in Franklin County, Florida south southeast of Cape San Blas and north of Cape St. George Island close to the mouth of the Apalachicola River and the town of Apalachicola on the Florida Panhandle.


The island is 9 miles long and 4 miles wide and comprises 12,300 acres. The triangular island is larger than most of the northern Gulf coast barrier islands and dissected by dune ridges, freshwater lakes and sloughs on the east end. The west ends supports dry upland pine forests.

 Help us help the sea turtles

Adopt a Sea Turtle nest
this season!

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