News and Events

 

Our April "Coastal Cocktails" event, cancelled because of bad weather has been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov, 17, with a rain date for Sunday, Nov 18. It promises to be bigger and better.
 
We have formed several committees under the leadership of our Vice President, Pat McGonigal...... and we need you, our members, to volunteer for one of the committees. To volunteer , click here to contact Pat directly. We will contact you with more information and forms, letters, brochures, etc..
 
Food Vendors Committee: Contact local restaurants to solicit food, wine donations.
 
Silent Auction Committee: Contact local businesses for silent auction donations, door prizes, and/or help run the auction.
 
Set-up Team: Help set up signage, lights and decorations for the outdoor pavilion, tables and food, drink areas, music area.
 
Tour Guides: Conduct short trail tours during the event. We will train you
 
Supplies Committee: Be responsible for accumulating (borrowing or purchasing) supplies such as batteries, coolers, lights, basic tools, tape, etc.
 
Breakdown Team: Breakdown after event. Putting away furniture, decorations, lights, signs, etc. Trash Removal
 
Communications Committee: Creating boarding lists, contacting previously paid guests, sending thank-yous, etc.
 
Advertising Committee: Contacting local newspapers.

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Exciting News: Construction Projects for Deerfield Island have been scheduled for 2018/2019


The beautiful mangrove boardwalk, damaged by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and closed since then, will be rebuilt beginning in November. This trail, the "crown jewel" of Deerfield Island Park winds it ways through the mangrove areas, winter home to many wading birds.

 

Reconstruction of the existing marina is scheduled for late 2018/2019. The existing docks will be updated to alleviate the problem with steep ramps to the boardwalk.