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Volunteering at Wekiva River Aquatic Preserve Quick Topics
Eagle Scouts doing volunteer work

Eagle Scout Project

  • Eagle Scout Projects

    Do your Eagle project with us. Recent projects include building a handicapped access walkway and ramp, building a 15' x 15' deck, and putting in a butterfly garden. We also coordinate Eagle projects with Seminole State Forest and Wekiwa Spring State Park.
     
  • Community Service Projects

    We give community service credits for these projects and Eagle projects.
Volunteer at Orlando Science Center

Volunteer Phyllis Le Shane at Orlando Science Center - 2010

  • Education and Outreach

    • Help staff a festival booth.
    • Give presentations to groups.
    • Be an interpretive guest speaker on an interactive hike.
    • Help out with interactive hikes.
    • Provide refreshments for participants in education/outreach/volunteer activities.
Volunteers removing hydrilla

Volunteer Hydrilla removal

  • River Clean-Up

    The aquatic preserve and its partners host clean-ups for various waterways. We remove litter from the shoreline and the water. Volunteers are always needed and make these events a success. If you own a canoe, kayak or small boat that can be used in the clean-up - great. Contact us for more detailed information or check our events calendar for dates, times and locations.
Volunteers and turbidity barrier

Volunteers setting out a turbidity barrier for a hydrilla control project

  • Exotic Plant Removal

    Volunteers are periodically needed to assist with hand-removal of exotic plants such as hydrilla from the river.
     
  • Building Repair / Maintenance / Small Building Projects

    Like to putter? Build things? We always have something that needs fixing, repairing or building.
     
  • Office Organizational Tasks

    Love to organize? We have lots of jobs for you.
     
  • Become a River Steward!

    You can help! The Wekiva Aquatic Preserve is looking for experienced boat drivers and crew members to assist with river patrols, clean-ups, promoting river stewardship and education. Boat drivers must obtain DEP Vessel Operator Certification; no experience necessary for crew. Volunteer training will be provided.
     

Contact

Barbara Howell
Wekiva River Aquatic Preserve
8300 W. State Road 46
Sanford, FL 32771
(407) 330-6727
Barbara.Howell@dep.state.fl.us 

 

 

Last updated: June 27, 2011

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