Gulf of Mexico & Florida Visitors network announce the launch of a powerful disaster relief network in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Gulf Coast Disaster &
New Orleans are designed to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina, now considered to be the single worst natural disaster in United States history. All federal, state & private disaster relief organizations are listed on this network & may be contacted directly or online

Anna Maria Island
Non Profit Organizations

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, Inc.- In partnership with the Island Community through public education and cooperation. The mission of the AMI Turtle watch to assure a suitable habitat for sea turtles, people, the ecosystem of the island and it’s surrounding waters. Our goals are to maintain the current sea turtle population and to prevent a potentially irreversible decline in the population through: Increasing the hatchling survival rate by educating the public about the impact of lights, beach debris, habitat destruction, and marine pollution. Reducing disturbances and harassment of nesting sea turtles by public education about the hazards of nighttime beach activities, habitat destruction, and beach lighting. Contributing data to the State of Florida Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvaging Network. Organizing and participating in beach cleanup of firework debris on the 5th of July. Conducting daily nesting surveys from April to November in Anna Maria City, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach. Transporting sick and injured sea turtles to rehabilitation facilities for eventual release back into their natural environment. 

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road P.O. Box 839 Sanibel, Florida 33957-0839, 1(239) 472-2329

Sea Turtle Research, Rehabilitation and Conservation at Mote Marine Laboratory
The mission of Mote Marine Laboratory’s Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Program is to monitor sea turtle activity, to learn more about the biology and behavior of these species, and to help reduce the impacts of human activity. Program personnel (staff, interns and volunteers) gather information that is used to track the status of sea turtles in Florida as part of a statewide cooperative effort to conserve sea turtles.

The Art Center Manatee is in Bradenton and sponsors regular gallery openings and a series of classes. To understand the Sun Coast art scene, the Art League is the perfect teacher. Art Center Manatee has taken on a whole new image under the directorship of Diane Shelly. Look for a new look, new classes and exhibitions along with a new web site!

Florida Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
Anna Maria, FL
The Florida Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (FWRA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the unification, education and dissemination of information to all wildlife rehabilitators in Florida.

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
P.O. Box 1632
Anna Maria, Florida 34216

Anna Maria Island Art League
5312 Holmes Blvd.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
The Art League was founded in 1989 by a small group of artists and art lovers to bring art to the island community. In June 1993 the Art League opened the island’s first art center at 5312 Holmes Blvd. The Anna Maria Island Art League welcomes your membership and your participation. Volunteerism is central to the League’s continued existence in this unique and beautiful island community. Opportunities to volunteer are within the governing board, the two art festivals; Winterfest and Springfest, and our annual Secret Shop. The League offers a broad range of classes for children and adults at the Art Center. The two art festivals each year in December and March provide funds for the Art Center and other community service programs.


To determine if your group or organization qualifies as a Non-Profit Partner, please contact Rob Grant at 518-891-3745