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Estero Bay Preserve State Park

County: Lee
Categories Environment
Animals
Details:

Responsible for the protection, conservation, and management of coastal and aquatic ecosystems through environmental education, scientific research, environmental monitoring, and partnerships. Estero Bay Preserve State Park includes 11,000+ acres of uplands surrounding Estero Bay. One of the entrances to the park is at the West end of Broadway in Estero and the other is at the South end of Winkler Road in Fort Myers. The park is managed by Koreshan State Historic Site.

Job Description:

Natural Resource Management - Exotic plant control, plant and animal surveys, participate in habitat restoration activities such as resorting native plant communities, help maintain and mark trails and fire lines on the buffer preserve, as well as water quality monitoring. Education - Assist in developing education and outreach materials for public access points (trail guides, interpretive materials, guided tours). General Maintenance - Assist in general maintenance of facilities, mechanical repair, fence repair. Computer/Web Design - Design web site for Estero Bay Buddies, a citizen support organization. Fundraising - Develop fundraising techniques and plan events to raise money for habitat restoration for the state buffer preserve.

Times of Work: Weekdays daytime
Primary Contact: Mike Heare
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928
Fax: (239) 992-1607
Phone: (239) 992-0311
Alt Phone: (239) 992-0311
Email: Michael.Heare@dep.state.fl.us
Website: http://www.floridastateparks.org
Secondary Contact: Mike Heare
Phone: (239) 992-0311
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: Y
Benefits Offered:

Experience with the Florida Park Service. Training and experience in resource management and/or environmental education. Experience working in a park/outdoor environment.

Additional Information:

Opportunity to network with environmental professionals, gain experience in conservation and natural resource management and contribute to protection of Estero Bay.

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