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Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

County: Collier
Categories Environment
Details:

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 200-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:

Volunteers contribute to the park in a variety of ways but what we need the most help with is park maintenance. Park maintenance may include such things as picking up trash, trimming branches, blowing off boardwalks, pressure washing, painting, and removing exotic plants. This work helps us maintain the natural beauty of the beach, waterway and trails.


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, Weekends daytime
Primary Contact: Mrs. Lori Thorn
11135 Gulfshore Drive
Naples, FL 34108
Fax: (239) 597-8223
Phone: (239) 593-2658
Email: Lori.HeathThorn@dep.state.fl.us
Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Delnor-Wiggins
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: Y
Benefits Offered:

A free pass into the park is offered to volunteers that reach 100 hours of service.

Additional Information:

All of the volunteer work is outside and weather dependent. Be prepared for the heat and at times bugs!

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