Plant a Pine

What: Plant a Pine is an easy way to help Florida State Parks get greener!   

Why: Trees play a key role in our environment, cleaning the air, filtering water, and providing needed habitat for hundreds of species of insects, and other animals and plants. Trees are an integral part of our ecosystems and they help reduce stress and allow us to connect with nature and provide a calming effect.  Imagine a time when you walked through a park among towering trees…that’s why we started the Plant a Pine campaign. 

Plant a Pine is focused on Longleaf Pine which are native to the Southeast and now cover an estimated 3% of their original habitat. They have long been prized for their commercial use in building houses, ships, and railroads and their resin used for making turpentine. Mature longleaf ecosystems support more than 30 endangered and threatened species, including red-cockaded woodpeckers, gopher tortoises, and indigo snakes. Regular burning to restore their natural rhythms enables longleaf pine to become rich, stable ecosystems. Longleaf pines are fire-adapted and dependent on burning which stabilizes and enriches the soil.

When: Plant a Pine kicked off on Earth Day, April 22, 2020 with our goal of planting 100,000 trees by Earth Day 2021. We are more than halfway towards our 2-month cumulative goal of $20,000.  Help us plant 100,000 trees in Florida State Parks!

How: Donate $1 for each tree.  It’s that easy!  Most trees are seedlings and planted in coordination with the Florida Park Service in park areas identified for restoration efforts.

Groups interested in supporting hands-on tree planting projects through the Employees in State Parks program can contact Tom Linley, Program Director. Tree planting projects are limited to specific parks, targeting restoration projects, and restricted planting seasons.

Recognition: Donations to Plant a Pine may be dedicated to the memory of a loved one or in honor of another person who are recognized below. Thank you for caring about Florida State Parks and giving to our Plant a Pine campaign. 

Donor Dedication

May 2020

Aaron Marshal Wandelt
Abigail Dowd Greensboro, NC
Aimee Brent and Rosemarie Hagan, My loving niece and my Sister
Aldous Herring
Aleks and Niko
Ali Faylo
Alice & John McHugh
Alice M. Franke
All Moms
All the awesome moms in my life.
All those who perished from COVID-19
All you Mothers
Ann Mallen, Katy Redwitz, Christy Ziegler, Margaret Tatkow, Annalee Mallen
Annabel Bratton Walker
Anne (nee Tague) Vaszily
Anne DeBusk, Franklin L. DeBusk
Antonio Fornes
Audrey and Merrill Carter
Audrey Kelsey, Sophia Crane, Marjorie Wright
Backus Family
Barbara K Gailmard
Barbara Symes
Bess Fanning, a great Mom!
Betty L Morton
Bianca, Alec, Alexa, Sofia and Natasha
Billy "Hillbilly" Fizz
Birthday honors for 3 May 2020
Blanca R Rodriguez
Bobby Jean Jones
Bonnie McLellan
Brian Archer
Brock MacCallum Cusick
Brock MacCallum Cusick
Bruce Benidt
Byron, Viola and Robert Smith
C. J. Barber
Carita Rothing
Carol Petro
Carol Pitman
Carolyn Lockett
Catherine Joanne Ray
Cathy Beacher
Cecile Vincent and Velma Carden and Marie Laure Bedard
Chanel Lea Brooks
Charlotte Wollermann
Chris Patton
Christine Folwell
Cindy Rountree
Cisco and Gabby
Claudia Drinnon
Colleen Thorburn
Connie D. Micklavzina
Cooper Levey-Baker
Cpl. Lee Sharp, FL DOC
Curtis Lafayette Johns
Dan Lukas
Dan Pollets
Dan Vongsa
Danie D. Viers Mannon
Danielle Moule
Dawson Engstrom
Dayna Snell
Deanna Holman
Debbe Jackson
Debra and Jim Fickes
Debra Angell my Wife
Democratic State Rep. Kristin Jacobs
Dolores Aldinger (Nana)
Donna Paglialonga
Donna, Morgan, Sophia, Carol, Mary H, Mary M, Pauline
Dr. Anthony Fauci - for keeing us safe
Dr. Joseph P. Bunn
Dr. Reshma Patel
Edie Hicks
Edie Oliver
Edward Laake
Edward Mosblech
Egan Evan Malagon

Ellen Mielock
Elora and Celina
Esther Bachman
Evan C. Earle, Jr.
Faith Frankel
Florene Maupin
Florida Moms
Florida State Parks Foundation
Florida Trail Association
Florida wildlife
Frances Fisher
Fred and Phyl Coburn Family
Geoffrey Yasuo Nishida
George and Tina Creais
Gerald Lanier
Gil Ziffer, State Parks Foundation
Gina M Striby
Gladys T. Senft
Grace Gill, Ann Elise Gill, Mckenzie Gill, Albie Gill
Grammy Gladys
Guenther Pfiester
Hannah Derkatsch Blair gone too soon
Harriet Miller
Harvey Rodgers 111
Heike VandeMark
Herman Leslie Hingson
Holly Fulford
Honest Earl Findley Nelson
Ian Nicholas Peron, my son 9/16/85-6/7/19
Ian Peron
Ilma Farris
In loving memory of Gordon Piper
In loving memory of Nellie and Fred Schermerhorn and Ronald and Sandra Shadick
In memory of Audrey Radford Herrin, love from her 7 daughters
In memory of George Wilkins Harper Jr.
In memory of Olivia Berger
In memory of our mothers Grace Lee Hem and Ella Sue Tripp
In Memory of Vern Blamer
Isaac Gourley
Isabel C Mederos-Rodriguez
Iva Petkova-Cutler
Jacoba Neitzel
James A. Hobbs
James Alan Taylor III
Jami D. Spindler (my mom)
Jana Mastrogianis
Jane Allen
Janine David Hannan
Jasmine Lee
Jean T. Hoyt
Jennifer Hoffman Jones
Jennifer Santora
Jennifer Strate
Jennifer Suzanne Walter
Jessica Modriskey
Jill W Smith
Jim and Marjorie Crawford
Jim DeGrandi
Jim Edwards
JJ Kernan Family, Lance Davis Family, Tony Laron Stalling
Joan Ames
Joanie Botts - Grandmother, Mother and Wife
Joanne Pischiera and Cristina Meyer
John Harvey (Ian)
John Woodward, Elliot Gill, Josie Gill, Mark Woodward
Joseph H Smith
Jubilee, Clementine, and Amelia
Judd Patterson
Jude and JP Swanson
Judy Glass Teaster
Julia Heuler
Julie Hamilton, Robbi Bain, Jenn Reddin, Carmen Hamilton
June Marhefka

Karen Webb
Karen Woodington
Kathleen Ashman Boccumini
Kathrine Conboy
Kathy and Don Nowacki
Kathy Caulk
Kathy Lott, Teresa Lott, Kara Butler, Judy Butler, Mary Scala, Olga Lott
Kathy Loud
Katy Dunn
Kelley Smith Organek
Kelly Beacher
Ken Blaisse
Kevin Simmler
Kris Meyer
Kristin Jacobs
Lan Esposito
Laraine and Harold McGahee
Larry and Charlotte Kowitch
Lee Anne Duval
Leonor Trujillo
Leslie H Elder
Linda Simmons
Lynne Rosenthal
Lytle family
Mac Benford
Madeleine Wilson, Valentina Molini, Betty Wilson
Mae H. Rooy
Mama Joanne Davis
Marcy Q Ryan - Loving Mother and Wife
Margret Irwin
Maria Roloff
Marie Brooks
Marilyn Capozziello
Marilynne Allen
Marjorie Wonderly
Martin C Foster
Mary Ann Seberry Osborne
Mary Kay Morrissey
Mary McCarren
Mary Mercadante
Mary Ogburn Riley
Mary Ranney Hagenbuch
Maryann Novak
Matthys, for his love of trees!
Max Goodhart
Melinda Lewis
Melissa Marszal
Mimi, GG Schafer, Grandma Burr
Mother Earth
Mother Earth
Mother Nature . . .
Mr. David Riemer
Mum Durbin the best Mum-in-law Our anniversary May 22
My beautiful daughter, Christy
My departed wife Nancy and my daughter Lily
My grandmother, FL Native, Mary Virginia Handley
My husband in Heaven Larry R. Sullivan
My Little Angel in Heaven
My Mom Irina Long
My Mom, Dad & sister George, who all loved camping
My Wife Ursula
Nancy Deemer
Nancy Fowler
Nancy Rose Denslow
Nancy Tye
Nancy W. Spofford, Robert N Spofford
Nelida Celano
Niki Fiedler
Nilo Picazo and Great-grand-kids Ellyana and Landyn Pineiro
Nilza Kallos
Nita Mercier

NJ ASM & Susan Kearney
Our Mom, Emma Howe
Our Mom, Laura Smith
Our Mother, Mary Carruthers
Ours Moms, Marie and Mary
Pamela Jennette
Patricia Jean Altzner
Patsy Jane Mendola
Patti Teate
Pauletta Calhoun
Pauline Gasso
Peg and Don Butler
Peg Sauber, Patricia Ryan
Peggy D. Metzger
Pete Egan
Peter and Joy Rogalle
Philip F Deaver
Phyllis Dair and family mothers
President Barack Obama
Rebekah and Khloe Logan, Max Oquendo and Lou Masters
Robert Karr
Roberta Ferree
Ron and Ruth Berline
Rose and Harris
Rosmarie Cannell
Ruth, Colene, Niki, Janie and Granny
Ryan Preston
Sally Palmi - Madre Gramma
Sandi Sylver
Sandra L Fobb
Sara Stout
Sheila Aref
Shirley Wright
Sigred Chasey
Skipper Fossett
Spud Web
St. Joseph Academy Graduating Seniors in 2020
State parks near Venice
Stephanie Beacher
Stephen Eric Cochran
Susan Bickings
Susan Blake Gonzalez
Susan Farnsworth Ehlers
Susan Gelb
Susan Morris
Susan Tremper
Suzanne Marszal
Suzi Rothstein
Sylvia Kleinman
The Children of Florida
The Flora & Fauna of Florida
The forests of Florida
The Gander Family
The Glory of God and His Son Who made all things, Jesus Christ.
The Marshall and Prior Families
The memory of Shirley Myrant
The Russo Family
The State of Florida
The Universe
The universe, may it breathe well and keep us all safe.
The Ward Family
The Water
Thelma Bray
Thomas W Watson, Jr. RIP
To Grandma Fran and Great Grandma Spain
Tomorrow's Stewards
Tony Azevedo
Trisha Goforth
Valerie Leitner
Virginia M Reagan
Wendolin Barahona-Petro
Wilbur (WD) Griffin, deceased, pine tree farmer
Willard Christal
Yuliia Kriuchkova

April 2020

50th Anniversary of Earth Day
Albert E Lacy
All my family and friends
All those that love nature
Ara Antony Kamciyan
Arthur W. Klein
Barbara Bartz
Belle Arbor
Betty Taylor
Beverly G. Ward
Billie Burdine Jr, Taylor Burdine, Emily Evans, Riley Evans and Ashlynn Stainback
Cathy Harrelson
Clay D Griffin
Damion Bryce Clasby
David Gulyas
David Olney
David P Linger and Joyce Rector
Debby Dwyer-Keller
Earth Day

Earth Week
Ebru and Ada
Edward Michael Flannery
Elsa Rebello
Faye Kahn
Frank Silhan
Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks
Georgia Ackerman and Rick Zelznak
Girl Scout Troop 82136
Gladys Anderson
Gloria Ann Rigling
Graham Sasser, Michele Reeves, and Shaun King
Grand Kids- Sam, Caitlyn and Emma
Grandmom and Mam-ma
Jane E. Bennington
Jeff Weber
Jerald E. Strnad
Jim Askew
Jim McCannell
John and Kathleen Fyfe
Karen Rose Thomas
Kathy Sarafino

Katie Warren

Kyle Christensen
Lesa Miller
Lois Milne
Lora Phillips
Louise Shallbetter
Lucas Moule
Lucy Williams
Margaret Aitken
Maria Hale
Marie Navin
Mark Andrew Jackson
Mary A. Marshall
Mary Peace
Maya and Brandon Jacobson
Michael John Signs
Mick and Annie
Minnie Morgan
Mother Earth
My Family
My Grandpa, Thomas Davis
My Mom Ruth who sneezed every time she came into contact with a pine tree
Neomi Castro (Mimi)
Nicolas, Oliver and August
Noah Meyer-Patt  

Norman Palmer Swales
Our Florida Heroes
Pellegrino Tancredi
Penny L. Bruce
Phil and Didi Dolk
Phyllis Lehenbauer
Picky, Haley, Hadley, Miles, Autumn
President Donald Trump
President Trump
Raili Robinson
Randy Dunlap
Rebirth of natural forest
Representative Kristin Jacobs 
Riley, Jordan, Dakota, Julia
Robert (Bob) Van Sickle
Roger Swanger
Saundra Cornelius
Susan Russo
The Crisp Family
Vance Griffith Layton
Washington Oaks State Park
Zack, Chase and Max Caron

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