Friends of the Spoil Islands is a Florida nonprofit Citizen Support Organization of Volunteers dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of the Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserve spoil islands.
Our mission is to support aquatic preserve staff in the management of seven aquatic preserves and the spoil islands within them through volunteerism, financial support, and outreach.
Our members are people like you who picnic, sail, boat, fish, camp and paddle on our waterways. We are friends, family, parents, siblings, minimalists and nature lovers. We are experts, novices and learners supporting and enhancing our aquatic preserves through conservation efforts and partnerships.
We work under the Florida Department Environmental Protection. FOSI funds the Indian River Aquatic Preserve through donations and grants. IRLAP being a government office is not allowed to fundraise for all projects. So we as a group do our best to help them with some of their projects.
The Friends of the Spoil Islands has developed several ways for the community to get involved. If you or your organization would like to get involved you may choose to donate, volunteer, or adopt an Island, whichever best suits your available abilities and resources. Click below to learn more about the best way for you to support the work of maintaining our spoil islands.