The Naples Preserve is 9.5 acres of Upland Pine Flatwoods and Oak-Rosemary Scrub located at U.S. 41 and Fleischmann Blvd. just south of the Coastland Center Mall. It is a City of Naples Environmentally Sensitive Site and a gopher tortoise preserve. Funding for the acquisition of this site was by the citizens of the City of Naples and by Florida Communities Trust (Forever Florida funds). A 0.4 mile boardwalk meanders through the preserve offering a view of plants and animals representative of Naples before development. The Hedges Family Eco-Center is an environmental information outlet for 20 partner organizations that preserve and protect the environment in Collier County. Volunteers are involved in all aspects of programming, promotion, habitat management and scientific study.
|| We will have Flatwoods Restoration on:
Saturday, May 30, 2015 and Sunday, May 31, 2015.
Hours are 7:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
This is outdoor work (pulling vines, raking, hauling debris out of The Preserve, etc.) and meets the Colloquium studen's service-learning requiremnts. The first day you will learn about fire, flatwoods and dry scrub. The second day, you will learn about gopher tortoises. You must pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Times of Work:
||Rebecca Speer, email us only, no phone calls please
1690 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34102
Phone: (239) 261-4290 email us
Phone: (239) 213-3020
|Worker's Comp for Volunteers?:
A chance to make a real contribution to environmental preservation.
Every effort will be made to help each student have a meaningful volunteer experience while learning about the local environment. We will work to accommodate particular interests and internships or mentoring where there is interest. Our volunteer staff include experts in geology, reptiles, and general Florida natural history. A resource library is available at The Hedges Family Eco-Center.