FRIENDS’ mission is to preserve the environment of Abaco, The Bahamas through education, conservation, and research facilitation. The dedicated full time staff, Board of Directors, local and visiting volunteers, and donors work together to provide educational opportunities and programs to benefit Abaco's delicate environment. FRIENDS’ offices and education centre are located in Marsh Harbour. The Frank Kenyon Centre for Research, Education, and Conservation is located adjacent to FRIENDS and hosts local, national, and international groups wishing to do research and community service. On site are also a natural history exhibit, nature trail, and native plant gardens which are open for viewing during normal business hours.