A newly formed, not-for-profit, organization has been purposefully working to ensure that the spider monkeys that inhabit the island will be well taken care of now and in the years to come. The island’s history dates back to the mid 1960’s and the mission of the new Board is to ensure that preservation of the island and its primate population will benefit future generations.
Plans are underway to renovate and make badly needed repairs to the hut where the monkeys shelter, along with lighthouse improvements and will also involve upgrading the surrounding island barrier. In addition to conservation efforts the Board is responsible for the primates’ care. This includes their health, safety and well-being. We are asking for your help in safeguarding this unique asset in our Citrus County community for the next 40 years and beyond.
Contributions in all sizes are welcome. Every dollar works toward making this vision a reality – – providing for the monkeys and restoring Historic Monkey Island. Please donate today!