How to Help

The Okefenokee Swamp Park, Inc. (OSP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to showcasing and conserving the wildlife and vast wilderness, waterways, habitats and rich cultural history of North America’s largest “blackwater” swamp. The OSP opened its gates to the public in October of 1946 and has welcomed millions of visitors from around the globe to enjoy this unique window into the Swamp. We receive no direct contributions from the state, local or federal government. We appreciate all investments that help us to accomplish our mission, to provide visitor access and interpretive education that inspires conservation advocacy for the Okefenokee Swamp. The challenges facing Okefenokee have never been greater and the need for bold solutions has never been more urgent. Your generous support will translate into action right now – and there are many ways you can help.

We need your help!

  • Alligator
  • Bear
  • Woodpecker
  • Okefenokee Swamp

Get Involved

Our protected lands host rare plants and animals and serve as living laboratories for conservation innovation. Okefenokee is open for many forms of recreation including hiking, paddling, and fishing.

Flexibly Directed Gifts

Your gifts will be directed towards the giving category(ies) you specify:

  • Core – Non-Profit Education, Recreation and Tourism
  • Capital Campaign
    • Facilities and Services Upgrades
    • Broadband and Fire Management Infrastructure
    • Workforce Housing

DONATE TODAY

Join the Okefenokee’s inner circle of dedicated members today. Our OSPreySociety has been created to allow individuals and corporations to make meaningful contributions to protect our Okefenokee ecosystem for this and future generations. Members of the OSPrey Society will be accorded certain benefits, which may change year-to-year as adopted by the Board of Trustees, that are listed below for each membership level.

To make a donation with credit card or checking/savings account use the secure form below.
If you prefer to mail your donation with a check, click here to download the donation form (pdf).

Membership Levels & Benefits

Builder ($10 – $99)

Benefits include:

  • Free Okefenokee smartphone app
  • Okefenokee annual calendar
  • Okefenokee “Swamp Swag” gift

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Friend ($100 – $499)

Benefits include:

  • One-time full family admission to the Park
  • Okefenokee “Swamp Swag” gift basket
  • Recognition / tribute in our Annual Report

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Advocate ($500 – $999)

Benefits include:

  • One annual family passport to the Park
  • 25% calendar-year discount in the gift shop
  • Insider invitations to members-only events

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Patron ($1,000 – $2,499)

Benefits include:

  • One pass for a private boat tour (for you and up to 12 companions)
  • Early access to the Okefenokee Annual Report
  • Access to an online library of insider-only webcast recordings

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Guardian ($2,500 – $4,999)

Benefits include:

  • Family passport to an exclusive trekking or paddling experience with a naturalist
  • Tribute / link to your business on our new website (optional)

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Champion ($5,000 – $9,999)

Benefits include:

  • Family passport for a guided overnight platform camping experience with a naturalist
  • Unique opportunities to travel to see first-hand the lasting conservation work your financial support has made possible, led by researchers and scientists working in the Okefenokee ecosystem

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Defender ($10,000 – $24,599)

Benefits include:

  • Passport for an overnight stargazing experience (for up to six) with a dark skies naturalist
  • A dedicated representative at OSP, responsible for making your relationship with Okefenokee even more meaningful

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Angel ($25,000 and above)

Benefits include:

  • One passport for a two-day exclusive fishing adventure (for up to two with an experienced local guide)
  • Participation in Okefenokee Advisory Council, sharing your recommendations on Okefenokee’s future direction with the Board of Trustees

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Choose your Donation

Select from the suggested minimum amounts below, or choose “OTHER” to increase your donation amount.

OSPrey Society

Other Ways To Give

You can help protect the Okefenokee with a variety of giving options. Choose the one that’s right for you.

  • Honor Someone Special – Recognize someone special with a gift in their name, commemorating a milestone or honoring a lost loved one.
  • Send E-Cards – Support nature and celebrate any occasion when you send one of our Okefenokee e-cards for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, graduation, or other special moment. Your e-card will instantly announce your gift.
  • Gift Memberships – Share the inspiration of nature by giving a gift membership.
  • Give at Work – Save all that nature gives us through workplace giving & employer matching gifts.
  • Create Your Legacy For Okefenokee – Help keep the world you love healthy for future generations by making a gift through your will or retirement account.
  • Put Stock In Nature – You may be able to give more with less and save on taxes by using appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds to donate.
  • Donor Advised Funds – Manage your charitable giving simply and efficiently with a donor advised fund. You can give through an existing giving account or create a DAF with Okefenokee Swamp Park Inc.

Your generosity will put innovative conservation strategies into action to protect the natural world that nurtures and inspires us all. Join the Okefenokee’s inner circle of dedicated members by making your generous gift through our safe and secure online form. Our Executive Director, Kim Bednarek, is ready to answer any questions you have. The challenges facing Okefenokee have never been greater and the need for bold solutions has never been more urgent. Your generous support will translate into action right now – and there are many ways you can help.

Contact Kim:  904-207-8057 | kim.bednarek@okeswamp.org