Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park
||The Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park is Florida's largest state park at over 80,000 acres. The park is home to wide variety of endangered animals and plants. The park contains an 11 mile scenic drive, multiple hiking trails and a boardwalk through old growth cypress.
||Trail maintenance, removal of exotic plant species, data entry, installing gates/fencing. Assistance with special events. Maintenance of gardens and landscaping in visitor use areas.
|Times of Work:
||Weekdays daytime, Weekends daytime
||Mr. Volunteer Coordinator
137 Coastline Dr
PO Box 548
Copeland, FL 34137
Fax: (239) 695-4947
Phone: (239) 695-4593
Alt Phone: (239) 695-4593
Phone: (239) 253-6374
|Worker's Comp for Volunteers?:
||Access to remote areas of the park. Introduction to career paths in the state park system and natural resource management. Guided interpetation in the park. The opportunity to develop new skills. Exposure to the greater Everglades ecosystem.
||Some worksites in the park are located closer to Naples or to I-75. Carpooling is recommended due to the distance of travel. More specialized volunteer opportunities may become available to repeat volunteers.