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Naples Preserve

County: Collier
Categories Environment
Details:

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.

Job Description: Stop by and see us at the Service-Learning Fair on January 27, 2017.

We are the BEST PLACE to full-fill your COLLOQUIUM hours. Learn about scrub, flatwoods and gopher tortoises.
This year we will be doing restoration work in either the flatwoods or the scrub. You MUST pre-register by e-mail. Service-learning for Colloquium will ONLY be offered on the following dates:
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Work will be done 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
For more information or to register: rspeer@naplesgov.com

NO phone calls, please.

Times of Work: Weekends daytime
Primary Contact: Ms. Rebecca Speer
1690 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34102
Phone: (239) 261-4290 email us
Email: preserve@naplesgov.com
Website: http://naplesgov.com/Departments/ParksandRecreation/NaplesPreserve.asp
Secondary Contact: Anna Breeden
Phone: (239) 261-4290
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: N
Benefits Offered:

A chance to make a real contribution to environmental preservation.


Additional Information:

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.

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