About Friends of DIP

Barry  As we complete our 3rd year as a tax exempt 501(c3) charity,  we are proud of how far we have come in a relatively short time. Today, we have over 130 family and individual members. Our outreach programs and speaking engagements have brought many more supporters beyond our membership.

Working with the Broward Department of Parks and Recreation, we have helped promote Deerfield Island through expanded educational programs, activities and advocacy. Completed projects include kayak storage racks, planting and maintaining a butterfly garden, purchase of benches and chairs for the new outdoor classroom, and the developement of educational activities for kids visiting the island.

We have been instrumental in developing an Ambassador program on the island to greet visitors, provide information and distribute educational material.

Thanks to our corporate supporter, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., we have donated $45000 to the parks department  to complete an ADA compliant walkway and help make the existing structure a true Research and Nature Center.

We are proud that the Friends of Deerfield Island Park has been a  partner with the Broward Department of Parks and Recreation in establishing the island as a showpiece of what community input can accomplish with county government for it's citizens. 

 

 

                                        Meet our Board of Directors

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Ira P. Wechterman DDS
President
Karen Hutson
Recording Secretary
Lynn R. Allen MD
Treasurer
Pat Mcgonigal
Director-at-Large

 

   
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Meryl Kafka
Director-at-Large
Melvin Nass
Director-at-Large
Fred Kraske
Director-at-Large

 

A Special Thanks Our Corporate Sponsors:

         Lowes 

         Federal Highway, Pompano Beach 

 

         

  

 

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