FORS Citizens Support Organization (CSO)

Rainbow Springs State Park operations are supported in part by the park’s Citizens Support Organization (CSO) known as the Friends of the Rainbow Springs (FORS). FORS raises money to purchase equipment, make repairs and improvements to the property, and to create programs that can presented at the park. The organization provides volunteers to take part in park maintenance, operations and other projects as well.

The business affairs of FORS are managed by a thirteen-member Board of Directors who are elected by the voting members of the organization. Nine Directors serve a two-year term and are limited to three consecutive terms for a total of six years. Three officers of the Board make up an Executive Board. The Executive Board includes the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Executive Board serves a two-year term and are limited to a total of four years. The Treasurer is elected but is not subject to term limits.

2021 Board of Directors are:


Connie Santoro

Vice President

Jim Nash


Linda Brown


Diane Kahler

2021 Board Members are:

Steve Austin

Laurie Baker

Nancy Browall

Laura Fronk

Michael McCarthy

Jim Nash

Faye Patterson

Gail Reading

Art Ross

Carol Scharf

Visitor Services Operations Managers are:

Pat Palmer

Gail Reading

Board Meetings

Board meetings are held the second Monday of every month (except July & August) and are open to the public. Special Board meetings are held as required. 

Current Membership

The original group of supporters has grown from 30 volunteers to approximately 150 members. FORS volunteers continue to be integral part of the park.  FORS members patrol the river, work in the toll booth and gift shop.  Our Monday crew works every Monday morning on maintenance projects. Please Join us!  

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Friends of Rainbow Springs (FORS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 19164 SW 81st Place Road, Dunnellon, Florida 34432

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