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Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

County: Collier
Categories Environment
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One of the most popular seaside destinations in Naples, the mile-long stretch of white sugar sand at Delnor-Wiggins has been rated one of the best beaches in the nation. The 166-acre park is a tropical paradise for beach lovers, boaters and divers. The beach is a popular spot to sunbathe, swim, beachcomb, snorkel and picnic. At the beach along Wiggins Pass, where swimming is not allowed, fishing is a popular activity. Boaters can launch their vessels into Water Turkey Bay and travel to the Gulf or up the Cocohatchee River for both saltwater and freshwater fishing. Kayakers can enjoy paddling through estuaries and scuba divers can explore the hard bottom reef in the Gulf. At the north end of the island, a tower gives visitors a bird's-eye view of Wiggins Pass and the surrounding coastal habitat.

Job Description:

Individual volunteers contribute to the park in a variety of ways: they may greet visitors, conduct tours, assist with special events, help rangers remove exotic plants, and maintain the natural beauty of a beach, waterway or trail.  Students can also learning to give programs, help with outreach programs and assist the volunteer coordinator with a variety of tasks.

Wiggins Pass welcomes FGCU students who need to complete service learning hours as part of their colloquium course well as those wishing to complete civic engagement projects.  Call first to make arrangements.

 

Times of Work: Weekdays daytime, Weekdays evenings, Weekends daytime, Weekends evenings
Primary Contact: Ms. Donna Young
11135 Gulfshore Drive
Naples, FL 34108
Fax: (239) 597-6196
Phone: (239) 597-6196
Email: Donna.Young@dep.state.fl.us
Website: http://www.floridastateparks.org
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: Y
Benefits Offered:

Volunteer shirts and hats are provided.

Additional Information:

Most of the jobs involve outside work, however if you prefer inside work, we most definitely need support in that area too!

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