Our organization is appropriately named, as it had its origin among friends and neighbors, Leon and Naida Eisenbud and Bobbe Hickman.  Walking on the beach in the spring of 1990, they noted some Ospreys' valiant efforts to build nests close by, and decided to help.  A team effort that soon included the utility company and a local builder, resulted in a platform atop a pole that was quickly occupied by an Osprey pair that built a nest.  These friends decided they could do more and the Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve was born and has been a growing team ever since, joined by many who are also concerned with preservation of our precious coastal environment.