Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands receives generous donation

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The Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands announced that its inaugural annual fundraising campaign has received overwhelming support from the local business community, including a generous donation by The Gray Family Foundation.

“We are pleased to support the Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands and its efforts to educate visitors to Port Royal on the importance of conserving the natural habitat of the wetlands,” Richard Gray said in a news release. “Our donation from The Gray Family Foundation will be used for improvements to the boardwalk and creating better access to view the wildlife in the wetlands.”

Generous donations from other businesses in the community will provide additional informational signage to educate all visitors on stormwater retention, as well as the abundant wildlife and vegetation found throughout the wetlands.

The Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to support the cypress wetlands and rookery, increase community awareness through education, and advocate for maintaining this stormwater retention system as a working organic laboratory.

Those interested in becoming a friend of the cypress wetlands can visit or email them at