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Volunteering at North Fork St. Lucie River Aquatic Preserve Quick Topics

Volunteers are an integral part of preserve staff's ability to reach management goals. Over 4,000 volunteer hours have been dedicated to projects such as clean-up events and surveys since 2006.

Volunteer projects include:

  • Construction and maintenance of kiosks.
  • Bird rookery monitoring.
  • Resource management surveys.
  • Citizen patrolling.
  • Clean-up events (especially removal of monofilament).
  • Outreach opportunities.
  • Information gathering.
  • Office-related projects.

Volunteers help remove debris.

As the volunteer network for the preserve increases and IRLAP Field Office staff reestablishes the Stewards for the Southeast Florida Aquatic Preserves Inc. Citizens Support Organization (CSO), preserve staff would like to interact with both the preserve volunteers as well as the state park�s CSO, Friends of Savannas Preserve State Park, Inc. Programs that benefit both the state park land that buffers the preserve as well as the preserve itself (e.g. non-native species removal, shoreline stabilization, and hydrologic restoration) may be of interest to both groups of volunteers.

For more information, please call (772) 429-2995 or e-mail Barchan.Rodgers@dep.state.fl.us.









Last updated: December 11, 2015

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