Mission Statement

The Pond

The purpose of this organization shall be to preserve, develop and expand the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden as an arboretum, botanical garden, museum, wildlife refuge, habitat and educational center for threatened, endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna, both resident and migratory, of the Florida Keys, Cuba and the Caribbean Basin; and it shall serve as a center for the study of and research into such flora and fauna so as to encourage the conservation and promote the benefits of native plants and wildlife.