1000 Friends of Florida

About Us

1000 Friends of Florida is a statewide nonprofit organization founded in 1986 to help build better communities and save special places.  This is how we envision Florida’s future:

Picture a Florida with vibrant cities and towns, thriving and livable neighborhoods, and an outstanding quality of life.

Imagine communities where kids can ride their bikes to school or the park, and parents can walk to the store or take a bus to work if they wish.

Envision our state with abundant natural lands, a verdant network of wildlife corridors and greenways, productive farms, and pristine springs and rivers.

Think about a Florida with a vital economy, well-paying jobs, and affordable housing choices.

This is the future toward which 1000 Friends of Florida is working.

Tour our website to find out more about how we can work together to create more sustainable communities and better protect vanishing natural lands across Florida!




Dr. John M. DeGrove

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