Friends of Little Salt Spring Inc
PO Box 7227
North Port FL 34290
Mission
The Friends of Little Salt Spring, Inc. recognize the ecological and archaeological significance of the Little Salt Spring Archaeological and Ecological Preserve by supporting stewardship and preservation as well as research and public education.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Mr. Lawry N Reid
Board Chair Affiliation Retired
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Friends of Little Salt Spring Inc.
Former Names
Friends of Little Salt Spring
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2013
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes May 2017
State Registration Yes Dec 2017
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $5,500.00
Projected Expenses $2,508.00
Impact Statement

Accomplishments 2016:

 

  •        1st Little Salt Spring Teacher Professional Day Training Session for Heron Creek Middle School teachers
  •        2nd Annual Archaeology Works: Little Salt Spring (120+ attended)
  •        Printed 1000 copies of the Little Salt Spring Activity Book
  •        4th Annual Clean-up of Little Salt Slough Preserve (Keep Sarasota Beautiful)
  •        Adopt-a-Street (Glenallen Blvd. & W. Price Blvd) monthly little pick-up (City of North Port)

 

Goals 2017:

 

  •        Myakkahatchee Creek / Little Salt Spring Greenway Initiative
  •        3rd Annual Archaeology Works: Little Salt Spring
  •       Little Salt Spring Teacher Professional Day Training Sessions - Sarasota County teachers K-12
  •       1st Little Salt Spring Teacher Training Session – Lee County
  •       Distribute Little Salt Spring Activity Book and support publication of Scientific Progress at Little Salt Spring 1986-2016

 

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Needs Statement

1 – Host the June 17, 2017 Archaeology Works: Little Salt Spring with a Breakout for Home School Educators - $700

2 - Host 3 Florida Public Archaeology Network - Little Salt Spring Teacher Professional Day Presentations to involve the educational systems of Sarasota and Lee Count with Little Salt Spring, incorporate its archeological, historical, botanical, and environmental significance into the curricula and fit the Little Salt Spring Activity Book within 4th grade curriculum (Florida History) $225 for 3 presentations.

3 – Produce Scientific Progress (research, publications, and education) at Little Salt Spring, 1986–2013 to appear in the Florida Anthropological Society Publication series. $8000 annually for 3 years, a total of $24,000. $3,000 has been raised by a grant from The Jelks Family Foundation.

Background Statement

     Friends of Little Salt Spring, Inc. is a community-based non-profit organization. Meetings are free and open to the public. These are held 3 times per year and serve as a public education opportunity for disseminating ecology and archaeology information on Little Salt Spring. Here is a partial list of our previous Member Meetings:

4/23/2012 University of Miami Archaeologist, Steve Koski presented, “Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin filming at Little Salt Spring.”

10/16/2012 University of Miami Archaeologist, Steve Koski presented, “Little Salt Slough Preserve.”

1/15/2013 Staff from Florida Aquarium presentation of past Little Salt Spring scientific dives in which they participated.

10/28/2013 Guest Speakers Dr. Trinity Hamilton and Muammar Mansor presented, “Cyanobacteria at Little Salt Spring and Warm Mineral Springs.”

8/28/2013 University of Miami Archaeologist, Steve Koski presented, “Little Salt Spring Archaeological Research from 2005-Present.”

The Friends of Little Salt Spring Inc. participated in several public events held by the City of North Port, North Port Library, and North Port Area Chamber of Commerce. Here is a partial list:

8/4/2012 – 2-6-2016 North Port Newcomer Day, 3 a year.

2/8/2013 Second Nature Environmental Festival at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.

4/5/2013 Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Facility Grand Opening at the Myakkahatchee Water Treatment Plant.

5/4/2013 Archaeology Fest at New College.

1/27/2013 The Friends of Little Salt Spring Inc. co-hosted the Ancient Waters Celebration that was held. Money raised went towards the Little Salt Spring Faunal Analysis Project being conducted at Penn State University.

1/11/2014 The Friends of Little Salt Spring Inc. sponsored the Ancient Waters Public Forum. It was free to the public and attended by 140.

5/11/2014 The Friends of Little Salt Spring Inc. hosted a tour of the Spring for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Florida Anthropological Society.

The Friends of Little Salt Spring Inc. adopted the public parcels known as Little Salt Slough Preserve through Sarasota County’s Keep Sarasota Beautiful Program. We have held. three annul clean up days (30 volunteers per event) along with the Warm Mineral Springs/Little Salt Spring Archaeological Society and Sarasota County Parks and Recreation Department.


Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
International
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments

Although Little Salt Spring is located in the City of North Port within Sarasota County; the findings at the site give us insight into humanity not found anywhere else in the world. This gives Little Salt Spring a shared heritage with all of humanity so we have members from all over the globe who are attracted by the archaeological findings of the site.

Service Categories
Primary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Org Type Environment
Tertiary Org Type Education
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

     I am blown away by the significance of the Little Salt Spring Archaeological and Ecological Preserve in North Port, FL. It is to me unfathomable that the potential of the site is not universally recognized. “Little Salt Spring is one of the most intriguing and important archaeological sites in North America. Unfortunately, the greater public in Florida and beyond are largely unaware of the archaeological and environmental significance of Little Salt spring.” January 13, 2016 Dr. Judy Bense, Board Chair of the Florida Public Archaeology Network and president of the University of West Florida. “Little Salt Spring is a significant historical treasure that the locals have little knowledge of.” January 5, 2016 Christine Robinson, Sarasota County Commissioner.

     I first learned of Little Salt Spring in the winter of 2012 when Steve Koski, the site manager, made a presentation at a Vision North Port meeting. My wife and I are retired academics. It was immediately recognized by my wife and I that, although neither of us are archaeologist, the site was significant and that Steve needed help. That spring I wrote the bylaws for a group of intensely interested volunteers and the Friends of Little Salt Spring was created.

     The Friends of Little Salt Spring had an immediate challenge of discovering how we could fulfill its mission in the absence of the site owner, the University of Miami. That same spring the University of Miami’s new dean who had responsibility for the property decided to shut the site down. By the winter of 2013 the site was shut down and negotiations to gift the property to Sarasota County were initiated. Official access to the site was restricted. Friends of Little Salt Spring volunteers did all it could to help the site manager and provide educational outreach to the community.

     In the winter of 2014 with the negotiations between the University of Miami and Sarasota County still continuing, the Friends no longer wanted to remain in a holding pattern. We initiated with support from the Warm Mineral Springs/Little Salt Spring Archaeology Society a partnership with the Florida Public Archaeology Network. The result was the first Archaeology Works: Little Salt Spring, June 20, 2015 at the North Port Morgan Community Center. For me this was our leaving earth's orbit as an organization. With the Friends current projects we now have a trajectory that is important. These projects can be accomplished while the land transfer negotiations between the University and now the University of West Florida are in progress.

     Building on the success of Archaeology Works: Little Salt Spring and the Little Salt Spring Activity Book, we will now work through the school systems and the public libraries to develop a strong local broad base constituency that understands and values the Little Salt Spring Archaeological and Ecological Preserve. The local public needs to know about Little Salt Spring and the Little Salt Spring Archaeological and Ecological Preserve needs strong local support. The Friends of Little Salt Spring, Inc. is the vehicle to facilitate accomplishing these goals. The Friends also at the moment is the only vehicle to get all the past research at Little Salt Spring published and online.

Programs
Description

This is an annual hands-on workshop with a focus on Little Salt Spring archaeological subjects that is designed for people of all ages. Participants explore Little Salt Spring archaeological topics through a short presentation then activities, demonstrations, and real artifacts in order to investigate the past like an archaeologist. In addition there is a breakout session for home school educators.

GOAL: To educate the general public with an emphasis on children and to involve the educational systems of North Port and Sarasota County with Little Salt Spring and its archeological, historical, botanical, and environmental significance.

LOCATION: Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Morgan Family Community Center, North Port, FL. 1-3 PM.

ORGANIZATIONS: The Friends of Little Salt Spring with the support of the Warm Mineral Springs/ Little Salt Spring Archaeology Society hosts the Florida Public Archaeology Network’s event.

 

Budget $700
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families Families K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success

To have people feel “Wow” I did not know about Little Salt Spring, about all its history and it almost next door.

Long Term Success

The long-term benefit comes with increasing community capacity to recognize the significance of Little Salt Spring for North Port and Sarasota County. Through the workshop and the booklet, more residents and visitors should know of the rich cultural and natural heritage at Little Salt Spring. The result is intangible, an increasing appreciate of the place and its long history, with that sense of place contributing to community identity.

Program Success Monitoring

Evaluation: Survey program participants. The workshop will conclude with index cards asking for general feedback on the presentation and the booklet but focused on their interest in presenting the insights and information to their classes. We hope that all participants will be able to use at least some of the information provided by the workshop in their classes or other educational endeavors. In addition, experienced public outreach personnel from the Florida Public Archaeology Network will offer their written assessment of the presentation.

Evaluation Team:

1. Bill Goetz, Friends of Little Salt Spring - team member.

2. Jeff Moates, Florida Public Archaeology Network - team member.

3. Karen Fraley Willey, Around the Bend Ecotours, Inc. - independent evaluator.

4. A member of the audience - to be identified at the start of the presentation

Program Success Examples

In June 2015, was the first Archaeology Works: Little Salt Spring at the Morgan Family Community Center, in North Port. 140 local children and their families engaged in activities related to the paleoindian and archaic periods of Little Salt Spring’s history.

13 June 2015 North Port Sun p. 7

“Workshop encourages community support of Little Salt Spring “

By ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER

Staff Writer

NORTH PORT — History, darkness, science, tranquility, old and beautiful were just some of the words attendees at a workshop Saturday used to describe Little Salt Spring. North Port City Commissioner Linda Yates said the spring was mystical. “OMG,” another woman called out….

Two of them were brothers Gary and Les Schlipf, who posed for a selfie in front of an illustrated cross-section of Little Salt Spring “(Gary) lives about half a mile away, and didn’t know about it,” said Les, adding they were both amazed at the amount of history essentially next door.

Description

Sarasota County teachers have three professional days during their school year.

Goal: is to include Little Salt Spring and its archeological, historical, botanical, and environmental significance in the curricula.

DATES: the next is Monday April 3, 2017.

ORGANIZATIONS: The sessions are hosted by the Heron Creek Middle School, supported/organized by the Friends of Little Salt Spring, and presented by the West Central Florida Public Archaeology Network and the Sarasota County Archaeologist.

LOCATION: Heron Creek Middle School with tour of Little Salt Spring Archaeological and Ecological Preserve

ENROLLMENT: Teachers K-12, Maximum 20 per session.

Lee County teachers

Goal: is to include Little Salt Spring and its archeological, historical, botanical, and environmental significance in the curricula.

DATES: TBA

ORGANIZATIONS: The sessions will be hosted by the SWFL Museum of History, supported/facilitated by the Friends of Little Salt Spring, and presented by the Southeast/Southwest Florida Public Archaeology Network and the Sarasota County Archaeologist.

 

Budget $225
Category Education, General/Other Curriculum Development
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) K-12 (5-19 years) K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success

Goal: To involve the educational systems of North Port and Sarasota County with Little Salt Spring and incorporate its archeological, historical, botanical, and environmental significance into the curriculum.

Long Term Success

The long-term success comes with raising popular consciousness about Little Salt Spring and its rich cultural and natural heritage. Much of public archaeology is predicated upon the notion that the more community members know about the history of their region, the more likely strong social ties will be created among organizations and groups. Increasing pride in the region, where the majority is not native-born, through a site that is internationally known will benefit community identity.

Program Success Monitoring

To monitor the success of the Teacher Professional Day Presentation, Friends of Little Salt Spring will ask participants to self-report on their use of the information in their classes and other educational endeavors. Using surveys, email, and social media, Education Committee of the Friends of Little Salt Spring will follow-up and organize the information from teachers and included it in an annual report (June 1 through May 30) for the Friends of Little Salt Spring, Inc. Board and the Friends of Little Salt Spring Academic Review Board. 

Program Success Examples

“Teachers often spend large amounts of time searching for ways to connect curriculum goals to real life. We also strive to find content which is captivating for the students. The opportunity for learning from Little Salt Spring does both of those things. …Little Salt Spring allows them to experience it with their senses. However, even with a gem such as Little Salt Spring located so nearby, teachers are not aware of how to integrate its rich history into their lessons.


This is why I support the plan to facilitate an FPAN training session during the October Sarasota County Schools Professional Day for teachers as well as the continued development and distribution of Little Salt Spring Curriculum Materials. I will do all I can to support this event….”Laurie Lundberg, middle school science teacher and Science Dept. Chair, Heron Creek Middle School, North Port, FL.

Description

Continue distribution of 1000 free copies of this colored and pictorial text of 24 pages that is narrated by Tommy the Tortoise, Junior Archaeologist who “digs” archeology. He leads the reader through activities to learn all about Little Salt Spring and the People who lived there. The content includes: What is archaeology; Little Salt Spring timeline; changing Florida; Little Salt Spring unearthed; people and plants; Little Salt Spring natural paints and dyes; environmental zones and resources; major natural communities; surviving at Little Salt Spring; artwork of Little Salt Spring; people and animals; and why is Little Salt Spring important.

The Little Salt Spring Activity Book can be down loaded at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6uXGfOiS5TPX2ZrcFZTbXg5MHc/view.

 

Budget $25
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Archaeology
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) K-12 (5-19 years) K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success

To have people feel “Wow” I did not know about Little Salt Spring, about all its history and it almost next door.

 

Long Term Success Goals: To fit the Little Salt Spring Activity Book within the 4th grade curriculum (Florida History) and begin distribution through their teachers to the 2000+ fourth grade students in Sarasota County. North Port Public Library has requested 100-300 copies. Have a limited number for tourist at the History Center Museum, located at the historic Chidsey Library Building, Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fl.
Program Success Monitoring

 The Education Committee of Friends of Little Salt Spring will be responsible for monitoring the success of the program. The Education Committee will:

     · Sustain contact with Uzi Baram, Director of the New College Public Archaeology Lab, where the Little Salt Spring Activities Books are stored. Professor Baram will encourage New College of Florida undergraduates to contribute their creativity and knowledge to Friends of Little Salt Spring.

     · Maintain contact with Laurie Lundberg, M. Ed., 6th Grade Science & Cambridge Secondary, Science Department Chair, Herron Creek Middle School, North Port, FL who is the primary point person for teacher training and integration of Little Salt Spring into the curricula. List the activity with ExploreSRQ http://edexploresrq.com/

     · Maintain contact with all teachers who attend the Little Salt Spring Teacher Professional Day Presentations and encourage them to communicate the activity with their colleagues and administration.

     · Maintain contact with all who have requested and received multiple copies of the Little Salt Spring Activity Book, inviting them to Friends of Little Salt Spring meetings and events as well as informing them of the local meetings of the regional Florida Anthropology Society chapters (Warm Mineral Springs/Little Salt Spring Archaeology Society and Time Sifters Archaeology Society)

· Write an annual report (June 1 through May 30) for the Friends of Little Salt Spring, Inc. Board and the Friends of Little Salt Spring Academic Review Board.

Program Success Examples

At Archaeology Works: Little Salt Spring June 20, 2015 the Little Salt Spring Activity Book was introduced to unanimous praise. Here are just two of the responses:

· Laurie Lundberg, M. Ed., 6th Grade Science & Cambridge Secondary, Science Department Chair, Herron Creek Middle School, North Port, FL. - “The Little Salt Spring Activity Book is full of useful, educational information that helps children learn about archaeology, Little Salt Spring and what Florida was like during the Ice Age. With enticing images, interesting facts and engaging activities, children will be immersed in what it was like to live in our area of Florida more than 10,000 years ago.”

· John, Gifford, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Miami, Chair of the Friends of Little Salt Spring Academic Advisory Board, “I think it's very good and support its propagation, first in Sarasota County and then perhaps nationally via some existing children’s archaeological educational foundation.”

Description

This is a proposed program to record and to disseminate findings at Little Salt Spring Archaeological and Ecological Preserve. It will produce an authoritative publication with essential roles in education and preservation.  At present there is no peer reviewed comprehensive source about scientific advances at Little Salt Spring.

Dr. George Luer will work with colleagues Steven H. Koski and Dr. John A. Gifford. Dr. Luer will edit the the findings, which will appear in a Florida Anthropological Society publication.

Little Salt Spring in North Port FL is an outstanding cultural and natural resource listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The spring and surrounding pristine 112 acres serve as a time capsule about Florida’s early human habitation and paleo-environment from the Paleoindian Period (12,000-9,000 BP) through the Middle Archaic Period (6,000-4,000 BP), and into the Woodland Period (2,500-1,000 BP).

Budget $5,000
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served US& International US& International US& International
Short Term Success

In the short-term, the program will succeed in bridging the gap between conference papers and the need for finished, authoritative sources. Program progress with be shared with the public in educational presentations to the Warm Mineral Springs/Little Salt Spring Archaeological Society, Friends of Little Salt Spring, and others. Participants will learn from short-term achievements as field diagrams are made into graphics and conference papers are improved. This will enhance participants' appreciation of native plants, animals, and Florida's native people: how they lived, used the Spring, treated the deceased, and how culture and environment changed through time. Short-term success will become lasting benefit because products will be published and available for decades to come.

Long Term Success

Too few of the residents and visitors to North Port, and Sarasota County in general, know of the rich cultural and natural heritage of Little Salt Spring. Even when residents learn of the archaeology at the Spring, there are few sources of information. This publication will organize archaeological and environmental information for public, students, educators, and scientists. It will expand the significance of the Spring. Knowing more about this important locale will expand how the community appreciates its own history as a unique Florida region.

 

Program Success Monitoring

The program will be monitored for success by adhering to a project timeline, which will be overseen by the Friends of Little Salt Spring Education Committee chair Bill Goetz. In the first 4 to 6 months, manuscripts and data will be assembled from authors, initial edits will be made, and drafts of graphics will be created. By the end of 12 months, at least half the articles in the monograph will ready for peer review, with reviewers engaged and a public presentation made.  By 18 months, the rest of the articles will be ready for review. By 24 months, all articles will be reviewed and ready for, or done with, final edits, graphics will be finalized and another public presentation made. In the program's third year, any final details will be completed and articles will be submitted for layout by 30 months, followed by final page proofs, publication, mailing, and scanning for posting on-line.

 

Program Success Examples

The program is a step in a long-term effort that is making impacts in education and preservation. A case scenario of changing consumer (land use) behavior began when Luer published educational material about Little Salt Midden and Slough, sparking a grass-roots effort to protect them. Citizens worked with Sarasota County, the City of North Port, and other organizations leading to purchase of 20 residential parcels by Sarasota County (at $300,000) and preserving 5 acres of the Midden.

Meanwhile, field surveys (one with New College students) discovered more and led to educational presentations locally and at professional meetings. Testimonies of positive impact come from citizens, many who attended the Ancient Waters Community Forum at North Port's Morgan Family Community Center on January 11, 2014. The forum received wide coverage, including on-line and in the North Port Sun and Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Comments
Program Comments by Organization
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email N/A
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 34
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations

The Friends of Little Salt Spring have collaborated on past projects with the University of Miami; Warm Mineral Springs/Little Salt Spring Archaeological Society; Florida Public Archaeology Network; Sarasota County Parks and Recreation; Florida Master Gardeners; and the New Collage Public Archaeology Laboratory; we will continue to partner with and include organizations who share our goals for stewardship and public awareness of Little Salt Spring and associated sites.    

External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 5
Strategic Plan Adopted Dec 2016
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization

The Friends of Little Salt Spring is a 100% volunteer organization and currently have no capital maintenance costs. We chose our expenses after prudent research and deliberation as a board. Most of the funds raised by our organization have gone toward larger projects and programs such as: the Operation 14 Faunal Analysis Project currently being conducted at Pennsylvania State University; the Archaeology Works: Little Salt Spring public education program; and the printing of the Little Salt Spring Children’s Workbook.    

Planning & Policies Comments by Organization
 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Lawry N Reid
Company Affiliation Retired
Board Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2018
Board Chair Email viaspeech@gmail.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Kate Cattran Community Volunteer
Mrs. Linda Jean Ferrier-Reid Ph.D.Phonologics, Inc.
Mr. Raymond William Goetz iiiCommunity Volunteer
Mr. George E. Guy JrRetired
Ms Lorraine Hawkins retired
Mr. Steven H. Koski University of Miami
Mr. Ron Kunda Community Volunteer
Mrs. Maria Kunda Community Volunteer
Mr. Lawry Noel Reid Retired
Mrs Joan Herron San Lwin community volunteer
Mr. Gary Maxwell Sanderson Sr.Retired
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 6
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Meeting Attendance % 79
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 91
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Education
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization

The Friends of Little Salt Spring is fortunate to have a board of dedicated individuals who care about the unique ecological and archaeological resources located at Little Salt Spring. The board members consist of experts in various fields that allow for diverse skill sets available to the Fiends of Little Salt Spring for our multiple projects. The Friends of Little Salt Spring will continue to fill board positions as vacancies occur with people who have the appropriate skill sets of the board member vacating the position.    

Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $5,500.00
Projected Expenses $2,508.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$3,132$1,169$1,605
Administration Expense$778$81$267
Fundraising Expense$139$572$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.641.061.32
Program Expense/Total Expenses77%64%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%30%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$0$0$2,075
Current Assets$0$0$2,075
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$2,075
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $10,116Contributions, gifts, grants $1,935Contributions, gifts, grants $1,561
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $5550 $0Membership Dues $900
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $0Sales of Hats/Shirts $15
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets----0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization

     The Friends of Little Salt Spring have the opportunity to remain an open source for public education, volunteer opportunities, and even fundraising for larger projects as we are frugal with our spending and available resources. This gives our organization fiscal stability. Little Salt Spring and the 112 acres that surround it along with the Little Salt Slough Preserve property adjacent; has potential to yield an almost limitless amount of scientific information and ability to tell us about humanity in our area for the past 15,000 years. Continuing to help fund scientific research and a possible research and education facility are future challenges that the Friends look forward to helping to facilitate. The pristine one of a kind ecological resources and stewardship of the sites is also a major concern and the Friends of Little Salt Spring will be a source of stability and assistance at the site in the decades to come.    

Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from audited financial statements, where available (2013 and 2014).  For subsequent years, financial information taken from compilations.  For the years where compilations were used, no balance sheet information was provided.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support. 
Nonprofit Friends of Little Salt Spring Inc
Address PO Box 7227
North Port, FL 34286
Phone 781 267-8659

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