The Big Bend Shellfish Trail was developed in partnership with The Conservation Fund, a national organization that makes conservation work for America. A collaborative grant award from The Fund in 2017 provided support for the original brochure and encouraged partnerships across the Big Bend counties.

Construction of the educational kiosks was supported in part by a National Maritime Heritage grant administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior and the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources.

Continued support for the Big Bend Shellfish Trail is provided by local visitor bureaus, chambers of commerce, tourist development councils and the University of Florida.

The Conservation Fund