We are a nonprofit
GARI is the only independent, not for profit organization focused on preserving both the archaeological and natural heritage of Florida. We take a holistic approach to studying the past and include natural history, ecology, hydrology, and sedimentology to comprehensively investigate past peoples and the environments they inhabited. We are primarily funded by grants we write and through partnerships with local government. Due to our broad areas of research interests, we can provide full service research and analysis that is unmatched by any commercial firm.
As a research and education institution we also develop projects for those smaller organizations who cannot research the past due to costs, overhead, or limitations in professional skills. Sometimes there just isn’t enough funding to get the right job done at the right time. We believe research, exhibition or interpretation projects should not be confined to the select few who can afford it. We help groups focus on their research objectives, design their research plans, and assist in the execution of their projects. They get our expertise as we team together to work more efficiently. Our processing labs, museum lab, and personnel become the clients as we help groups get their project completed. You can help to protect the past and interpret it for others by providing funding to our organization. Please help – visit our GoFundMe web page for more information.
Meet the Staff: Current as of March 1, 2022
Meet the Board of Directors
The GARI Board of Directors is composed of a diverse group of professional and public members with professional interests in historic preservation and archaeology, biology, and springs, rivers, coastal and marine environments. Non-professional Board members have considerable practical and public service experience and a keen eye for making complex science understandable to the non-scientific public. The GARI Board of Directors meets every quarter to provide direction and maintain and, importantly, grow the GARI mission.
Donnie Brown – President
Beverly Elliot – Vice President
Megan Spelich – Secretary
Current as of March 1, 2022
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