Our Mission and History

The Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve was formed in 1985 to assist then Supervising Ranger Bob Breen in educating visitors about the reserve and its inhabitants and helping promote the reserve’s welfare.

Our mission is to inspire the preservation of our unique intertidal environment through education and the support of research.

Every year, our volunteer naturalists take about 5000 school children on guided tours of the intertidal environment, and introduce thousands of other visitors to the wonders of our rocky coastline. We also organize beach cleanups and hold other events that combine family fun with learning about and protecting our environment.