There are many reasons to visit and fall in love with Jonathan Dickinson State Park. The park boasts 10,500 pristine acres of The Real Florida. It serves as a protected buffer zone between the rapidly growing communities of Martin County to the north and the burgeoning Miami-to-Jupiter corridor to the South.
JDSP has exemplary examples of many natural Florida ecosystems, including portions of the Loxahatchee National Wild and Scenic River.
It's a living museum, helping to preserve the more than 5,000 years of human history that have unfolded along the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County. It's here where the Jobe Indians hunted, local icon Trapper Nelson lived, and some 6,000 Army Signal Corps trainees learned RADAR during World War II.
Most of all, the park is a place where people can relax and recreate. People of all interests come here, some to hike the wilderness section, some to canoe the Loxahatchee, others to pursue interests as diverse as mountain biking, wildlife painting and environmental education. Whatever your special interest, folks like me have answered an inner calling to belong to the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park.
The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park sponsors and supports a wide range of activities. Our goals are always the same, however: furthering the education program of the Kimbell Environmental Education Center and aiding the park staff with volunteers and special projects.
Come on in - the gate's wide open. Whether it's holding a child's hand as you walk the Kitching Creek Trail or watching a blue heron stalk a fish along the Loxahatchee, you may hear - and heed - the same call heard by the more than 300 members who make up the Friends of J.D.S.P.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chris Radentz, Vice President
Wendy Morse, Secretary
Shawna Williams, Club Scrub Committee Chair
Lauren Anderson, Bookkeeper