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. 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.
||No phone calls, please.
We are DONE with Colloquium opportunities until OCTOBER 2013. Please do not email us during the rest of Spring semester or during Summer semester asking about volunteer hours.
We are unable to accept any student volunteers or interns until OCTOBER 2013.
|Times of Work:
||Weekdays daytime, Weekends daytime
||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. The Naples Preserve is volunteer staffed.
Every effort will be made to help each student have a meaningful volunteer experience while learning about the local environment. We will work to accomodate particular interests and internships or mentoring where there is interest. Our volunteer staff include experts in geology, marine biology, reptiles, and general Florida natural history. A resource library is available at The Hedges Family Eco-Center.