Projects

Grand Isle Ambulance Fund

by Ann Smith, March 2013

 

Friends of Grand Isle is having ongoing fundraisers such as cookoffs, wine tastings, fun runs and other events to help raise money for the Grand Isle Emergency Services Ambulance Fund.  

Our first donations to date exceed $30,000.  With the help of other community partners $90,000 were raised to allow EMS to purchase and outfit a new Ambulance in 2013.  



We continue to support the Grand Isle Volunteer EMS and Fire Department with donations toward water rescue equipment.
 
Public Kayak Launch: The Danny & Kristen Wray Kayak Launch

by Ann Smith, August 2015

 

Friends of Grand Isle partnered with The Grand Isle Port Commission, CCA and others to coordinate the development of and provide the materials for a no-fee public non-motorized watercraft boat launch on Grand Isle. With the help of community partners we were able to raise over $10,000 to help fund the project, and our own group donations have exceeded $3,000. 



Update: There are directional signs in place and we now have permanent signage for the launch & a nice limestone parking area.
 
Trash Bash & Beach Sweeps

​by Ann Smith February 2016

Each year FOGI members participate in trash collections and promote litter abatement. We partner with other like-minded civic groups such as the Grand Isle Garden Club, CCA, the Elmer's Island State Refuge, the Grand Isle School Nature Club, The Nature Conservancy and more to pick up the trash that is left by visitors and/or washes up on our shores. This is an ongoing effort - please help us all keep Grand Isle litter free!

If you have an idea for an Island Beautification project, please go to the Contact page and let us know about it!

Butterfly Dome and Island Beautification Projects

​by Ann Smith February 2016

Each year FOGI assists the Grand Isle Butterfly Dome with funds to replant and maintain this popular attraction.

We also planted Palm Trees to mark various Beach Access locations.

If you have an idea for an Island Beautification project, please go to the Contact page and let us know about it!

GI Garden Club Palm Tree Project

​by Ann Smith April 2016

 

FOGI is a proud supporter of the Grand Isle Garden Club and their Island Beautification projects. Their ongoing efforts to plant palms on the island can be readily seen now along the main island road.

Friends of Grand Isle, a 501(c)(3) organization © 2017

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