AmeriCorps Programs

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ALACHUA COUNTY

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps

Lauren Natwick

Department of Environmental Protection

Bureau of Operational Services

4801 Camp Ranch Rd.

Gainesville, FL 32641

Phone: (850) 544-3596

Email: lauren.t.natwick@dep.state.fl.us

Website: www.floridastateparks.org

 

As part of Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators), AmeriCorps members focus on invasive exotic plant management and trail improvements in Florida’s state parks. Spending a majority of their time outdoors, members treat and survey for invasive exotic plants in addition to performing trail improvements and assessments. Members also recruit volunteers to assist with invasive exotic plant management, and educate park visitors and the local community about the damaging effects of invasive exotic plants on Florida’s unique ecosystems.

Program Focus: Environmental Stewardship

Program Year: Jan – Dec

 

BAY COUNTY

AmeriCorps Goodwill GoodWorks!

Samuel T. Jackson, Jr.

Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend
300 Mabry St.
Tallahassee, FL  32304

Phone: (850) 522-3900

Fax: (850) 522-3905

Email: sjackson@goodwillbigbend.com

Website: www.goodwillbigbend.com

 

A program created to help Northwest residents impacted by the economic downturn to access needed resources, job training and job placement. The program’s goal is to serve economically disadvantaged individuals in multiple counties. Services include job training, resource connections, financial literacy, housing assistance and job placement.

Program Focus:  Economic Opportunity          

Program Year:  Aug – July

 

BROWARD COUNTY

AmeriCorps Peacemakers Family Center

Benjamin Johnson

Peacemakers Family Center, LLC.

P.O. Box 680820/ 17801 NW 2nd Ave.

Miami, FL 33168-0820/ 33169

Phone: (954) 907-6572

Fax: (786) 272-5771

Email: benjamindj.86@gmail.com

Website: www.peacemakers.com

 

AmeriCorps members provide academic support, mentoring, FCAT preparation and peer leadership training through after school and summer school programs. Members also provide social service assistance in the areas of information & referral, professional development, foreclosure aid and help applying for public benefits.  The goals of the program are to provide safe and supportive communities and school success.

Program Focus: Education/Economic Opportunity

Program Year: Aug – July

 

CareerSource INSPIRE

Vicky Saget

CareerSource Broward

6301 NW 5th Way, Ste. 3000

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Phone: (954) 202-3830 x3138

Email: vasaget@CareerSourceBroward.com

 

CareerSource Broward members will recruit, facilitate employability skills workshops, train program participants, provide financial education and conduct follow-up with adults and out-of-school youth with the goal of increasing employability skills and gaining employment.

Program Focus: Economic Opportunity    

Program Year: Aug-July

 

Children of Inmates (COI) AmeriCorps Team

Shellie Solomon (Interim)

Children of Inmates, Inc.

160 NW 17th St., Kennedy Plaza, Ste. 403

Miami, FL 33169

Phone: (786) 781-5141

Email: sesolomon@jssinc.org

 

Children of Inmates AmeriCorps members will support interventions to improve the physical, mental health, literacy and safety outcomes of children with incarcerated parents in South Florida. Members will be also be responsible for providing group mentoring, facilitating literacy education and conducting intensive home safety interventions.

Program Focus: Healthy Futures       

Program Year: Aug – July

 

T.H.I.N.K. Leadership

Rachel Pena

Firewall Centers, Inc.

13451 SW 7th Pl.

Davie, FL 33325

Phone: (201) 310-1736

Email: rpena@firewallcenters.org

 

AmeriCorps Members will provide services to economically disadvantaged students that improve their academic success and increase their readiness for college and/or career in 6 Broward County public schools. The program provides tutoring, mentoring, and attendance/behavior coaching afterschool to middle and high school students.

Program Focus:  Education                

Program Year: Aug-July

 

DUVAL COUNTY

AmeriCorps DUVAL READS!

Carolyn Lynn

CIS of Jacksonville

6261 Dupont Station Ct. E

Jacksonville, FL 32217

Phone: (904) 366-6328

Fax: (904) 366-6360

Email: clynn@cisjax.org

Website: www.cisjax.org

 

AmeriCorps members provide reading tutoring services to students in grades K-12. Members also participate in community events to promote, encourage, and support family and adult literacy.  The goal of the program is to increase reading skills of students through individual and small group reading tutoring.

Program Focus: Education                

Program Year: Aug – July

 

AmeriCorps Youth Transition

Keri Giusti

The Arc of Jacksonville

4401 Wesconnett Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32210

Phone: (904) 355-9616

Fax: (904) 573-2156

Email: kgiusti@arcjacksonville.org

Website: www.arcjacksonville.org

 

AmeriCorps members mentor adult individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the various sites of The Arc: Downtown, Westside, University of North Florida, XPlore, and The Arc Jacksonville Village. Members provide academic, work readiness, health/wellness, financial literacy, and independent living mentoring services.

Program Focus:  Education                

Program Year:  Aug – July

 

City Year Jacksonville

James Ellout

City Year

6 East Bay St.

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone: (904) 423-2108

Email: jellout@cityyear.org

Website: www.cityyear.org

 

City Year is a nationally recognized program that engages youth ages 17-24 in a year of service. AmeriCorps members who will provide academic services that support students in staying in school and on track to graduation. The AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing in-class and school climate support to students and targeted tutoring and mentoring to students that improves drop out risk indicators in attendance, behavior, English, and/or math.

Program Focus: Education                 

Program Year: Aug – July

 

Jacksonville Teacher Residency

Dr. Wanda Lastrapes

Ms. Christine White

University of North Florida College of Education & Human Services

1 UNF Dr.

Jacksonville, FL 32224

Phone: (904) 620-1621 or (904) 620-5419

Email: W.lastrapes@unf.edu or whitec8@duvalschools.org

 

AmeriCorps Members will serve in the Jacksonville Teacher Residency (JTR) program to prepare for long-term careers as STEM teachers. The goal of the program is to increase student engagement and STEM teaching/learning in high-needs schools in Duval County Public Schools. Members will be responsible for increasing student academic engagement in math.

Program Focus: Education                 

Program Year: Aug – July

 

Teach For America Jacksonville

Heather Ryan

214 North Hogan St., Ste. 134

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone: (904) 353-6517

Fax: (904) 354-1589

Email: Heather.ryan@teachforamerica.org

Website: www.teachforamerica.org

 

AmeriCorps members serve as full-time teachers in K-12 classrooms in Duval County Public Schools. The program recruits college graduates to serve two year terms as public school teachers.  The intent of the program

is to place crucially needed highly qualified teachers in schools with significant numbers of high-risk students. Members are paid a salary by the school system and receive a financial education award upon successful completion of service.

Program Focus: Education          

Program Year: Aug – July

 

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Metropolitan Ministries AmeriCorps

Gordana Krone

Metropolitan Ministries, Inc.

2002 N Florida Ave.

Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: (813) 209-1030

Email: Gordana.Krone@metromin.org

Website: http://metromin.org/

 

AmeriCorps members provide critical services in education and housing for families experiencing homelessness. The education team will serve children and youth living in the emergency and transitional living shelters offering tutoring, social emotional learning activities, trauma informed care, and science/technology/engineering/arts/math (STEAM) focused projects. The housing team will provide housing assistance to families transitioning out of the shelter.

Program Focus:  Economic Opportunity

Program Year:  Aug – July

 

Seniors In Service of Tampa Bay

Glarisol Traspalacios

Seniors In Service of Tampa Bay, Inc.

1306 W Sligh Ave

Tampa, FL 33604

Phone: (813) 932-5228 Ext.237

Email: gtraspalacios@seniorsinservice.org

Website: http://seniorsinservice.org/

 

Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay AmeriCorps members will provide services and support to Veterans within James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Haley’s Cove Nursing Home, and other community-based Veteran Affairs service sites in Hillsborough County Florida. Americorps members will also leverage and additional 20 community volunteers. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing social support for a minimum 80% of the more than 600 veterans served. This program will focus on the CNCS focus areas of Veterans and Military Families

Program Focus:  Economic Opportunity

Program Year:  Aug – July

 

Tampa Bay AmeriCorps

Keny Ruiz

WorkNet Pinellas dba CareerSource Pinellas

13805 58th St. N Ste. 2-140

Clearwater, FL 33760-3716

Phone: (727) 608-2527

Fax: (727) 524-4350

Email: kruiz@careersourcepinellas.com

 

AmeriCorps members will provide at risk youth with job skill development services in Regional Workforce Board (RWB) career centers. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the number of youth with job skills development and increase placement in employment and education for at-risk youth. CareerSource Pinellas will also recruit Opportunity Youth [economically disadvantaged national service participants who are unemployed prior to their term of service] for the project, with a goal of gaining employment during their service term.

Program Focus: Economic Opportunity

Program Year: Aug– July

 

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY

Big Brothers Big Sisters Reads

Jenna Taylor

Big Brothers Big Sisters Reads

403 North US1

Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Phone: (772) 466-8535 Ext. 212

Fax: (772) 466-8535

Email: jenna.taylor@bbbsbigs.org

 

AmeriCorps members provide reading tutoring services to students in grades K-3 in St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. Members also participate in community events to promote, encourage, and support family and adult literacy.  The goal of the program is to increase reading skills of students through individual and small group reading tutoring.

Program Focus: Education                

Program Year: Aug – July

 

LEON COUNTY

AmeriCorps Goodwill GoodWorks!

Samuel T. Jackson, Jr.
300 Mabry St.
Tallahassee, FL  32304

Phone: (850) 522-3900

Fax: (850) 522-3905

Email: sjackson@goodwillbigbend.com

Website: www.goodwillbigbend.com

 

A program created to help Panhandle residents impacted by the economic downturn to access needed resources, job training and job placement. The program’s goal is to serve over 2000 economically disadvantaged individuals in 7 counties. Services include job training, resource connections, financial literacy, housing assistance and job placement.

Program Focus:  Economic Opportunity          

Program Year:  Aug – July

 

Children’s Forum – PLANNING GRANT

Melissa Clements

2807 Remington Green Cir.

Tallahassee, FL 32308

Phone: (850) 681-7002

Email: mclements@thechildrensforum.com

Website: http://www.flchild.com/

 

The Children’s Forum proposes to develop an AmeriCorps program serving in the north, south, and central regions of Florida that will focus on education. Future AmeriCorps members will serve in VPK programs providing services leading to the enhancement of a high quality and diverse early care and education system for the improvement of children’s school readiness.

Program Focus: Education               

Program Year: Aug – July

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

AmeriCorps Branches

Denise Athis

Branches (formerly South Florida Urban Ministries)

11500 N.W. 12th Ave.

Miami, FL 33168

Phone: (305) 442-8306 x2007

Fax: (305) 442-9726

Email: dathis@branchesfl.org

Website: www.branchesfl.org

 

The AmeriCorps Branches program provides after school tutoring and mentoring to K-12 at risk youth throughout Miami-Dade.  AmeriCorps members increase the reading and literacy skills of students through after school and summer programming.

Program Focus: Education             

Program Year: Aug – July

 

AmeriCorps Excellence in STEM (ACES)                                        

Stephanie Silva

Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus

300 NE 2nd Ave.

Miami, FL 33132

Phone: (305) 237-3065

Email: sriveras@mdc.edu

Website: http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/

 

Miami-Dade College (MDC) AmeriCorps members will provide STEM peer-led tutoring activities and wraparound services to disadvantaged students at the high school and college level in three local high schools as well as at the MDC Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami, FL. The CNCS focus area is Education.

Program Focus: Education                

Program Year: Jan – Dec

 

AmeriCorps Miami Reads!                                                 

Karla Cadet

Communities in Schools of Miami

11965 SW 142nd Ter. #102

Miami, FL 33186

Phone: (305) 252-5444 Ext. 304

Fax: (305) 694-2747

Email: kcadet@cismiami.org

Website: www.cismiami.org

 

AmeriCorps members will serve as individual reading tutors for struggling students in grades K-5 at seven area elementary schools in Miami-Dade counties. AmeriCorps members also provide after school and summer camp activities at three inner-city community centers and public parks during the summer. The goal of the program is to increase the reading skills of identified low-achieving students.

Program Focus: Education               

Program Year: Aug – July

 

AmeriCorps Peacemakers Family Center

Benjamin Johnson

Peacemakers Family Center, LLC

Post Office Box 680820/ 17801 NW 2nd Ave.

Miami, FL 33168-0820/ 33169

Phone: (954) 907-6572

Fax: (786) 272-5771

Email: benjamindj.86@gmail.com

Website: www.peacemakers.com

 

AmeriCorps members provide academic support, mentoring, FCAT preparation and peer leadership training through after school and summer school programs. Members also provide social service assistance in the areas of information & referral, professional development, foreclosure aid and help applying for public benefits.  The goals of the program are to provide safe and supportive communities and school success.

Program Focus: Education/Economic Opportunity

Program Year: Aug – July

 

AmeriCorps Up2Us Sports Coach Program

Nigel White
Up2Us
2103 Coral Way, Ste. 202
Miami, FL 33145
Phone: (301) 642-6369
Email: nwhite@up2ussports.org

Website: www.up2us.org

 

Up2Us Sports Coach Program will have AmeriCorps members, identified from their local communities, serve as coach mentors to provide sports-based youth development (SBYD) mentoring in seven impoverished Miami-Dade County communities. At the end of the first program year, AmeriCorps members will ensure that at least 500 youth have been engaged in supervised physical activity to reduce obesity and to avoid negative behaviors like violence. The members will leverage an additional 100 volunteers, engaging them in roles ranging from assistant coach, referee, to event planner. The program will focus on the CNCS focus area of Healthy Futures.

Program Focus: Healthy Futures       

Program Year: Aug – July

 

AmeriCorps YouthPride

Barbara Cesar

Centro Campesino

35801 SW 186 Ave.

PO Box 343449

Florida City, FL 33034

Phone: (305) 245-7738 ext. 237

Fax: (305) 247-1237

Email: bcesar@ccfcfl.org

Website: www.centrocampesino.org

 

AmeriCorps members provide after-school tutoring at community centers in Florida City. Members also serve as counselors at summer camp programs and assist in the development of parent training programs.

Program Focus: Education/Human Needs

Program Year: Aug – July

Children of Inmates (COI) AmeriCorps Team

Shellie Solomon (Interim)

Children of Inmates, Inc.

160 NW 17th ST, Kennedy Plaza, Ste. 403

Miami, FL 33169

Phone: (786) 781-5141

Email: sesolomon@jssinc.org

 

Children of Inmates AmeriCorps members will support interventions to improve the physical, mental health, literacy and safety outcomes of children with incarcerated parents in South Florida. Members will be also be responsible for providing group mentoring, facilitating literacy education and conducting intensive home safety interventions.

Program Focus: Healthy Futures       

Program Year: Aug – July

 

City Year Miami

Michelle Vidal

City Year

44 W. Flagler St.

Miami, FL 33130

Phone: (786) 406-7924

Fax: (786) 406-7939

Email: mvidal1@cityyear.org

Website: www.cityyear.org

 

City Year is a nationally recognized program that engages youth ages 17-24 in a year of service. The City Year model includes placing AmeriCorps members in low performing schools to keep students in school and on track. Corps members support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs.

Program Focus: Education                 

Program Year: Aug – July

 

Florida Reading Corps

Shevrin Jones

351 NW 5th St.

Miami, FL 33128

Phone: (305) 363-2085

Email: shevrin.jones@servetogrow.org

 

Reading Corps is a growing national initiative to help every child become a successful reader by the end of 3rd grade. Florida Reading Corps AmeriCorps members will tutor pre-K age learners in reading/literacy in the communities of Miami-Dade County. Florida Reading Corps will focus on the CNCS focus areas of Education.

Program Focus: Education                 

Program Year: Aug – July

 

Teach For America Miami

Chakana Fowler

Teach For America, Inc.

3100 NW 5th Ave.

Miami, FL 33127

Phone: (305) 962-6121

Email: chakana.fowler@teachforamerica.org

Website: www.teachforamerica.org

 

AmeriCorps members serve as full-time teachers in K-12 classrooms in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The program recruits college graduates to serve two year terms as public school teachers.  The intent of the program is to place crucially needed highly qualified teachers in schools with significant numbers of high-risk students.  Members are paid a salary by the school system and receive a financial education award upon successful completion of service.

Program Focus: Education          

Program Year: Aug – July

 

OKALOOSA/WALTON COUNTY

NWF Environmental Stewards

Laurie Von Kaenel

Northwest Florida State College

100 College Blvd.

Niceville, FL 32308

(850) 729-6037

Email: vonkaenl@nwfsc.edu

Website: www.nwfsc.edu

 

Members will implement the Grasses in Classes curriculum with Okaloosa and Walton County Schools and target third and fifth grade students. Environmental Stewardship service projects serve as a secondary and complimentary focus to “Grasses in Classes”. By targeting areas of degradation within the Choctawhatchee watershed, service projects will begin the process to return specific acreage to a quality ecosystem. Projects are designed to restore, beautify, and maintain the

designated areas targeted for improvement.

Program Focus:  Environmental Stewardship    

Program Year:  Aug – July

 

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY

Big Brothers Big Sisters Reads

Jenna Taylor

Big Brothers Big Sisters Reads

403 North US1

Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Phone: (772) 466-8535 Ext. 212

Fax: (772) 466-8535

Email: jenna.taylor@bbbsbigs.org

 

AmeriCorps members provide reading tutoring services to students in grades K-3 in St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. Members also participate in community events to promote, encourage, and support family and adult literacy.  The goal of the program is to increase reading skills of students through individual and small group reading tutoring.

Program Focus: Education                

Program Year: Aug – July

 

ORANGE COUNTY

AmeriCorps OPASS (Orlando-Partnership for School Success)

Marquitta A. Caesar

400 S. Orange Ave.

Orlando, FL 32801-3317

Phone: (407) 246-2705

Fax: (407) 246-2015

Email: Marquitta.caesar@cityoforlando.net

 

AmeriCorps OPASS represents Florida’s Governor/Mayor Initiative, one of just eight state- city partnerships funded by the Corporation for National & Community Service. This 2013 national initiative provides governors the opportunity to identify a pressing need and partner with mayor and other partners to address this challenge by deploying AmeriCorps members. Governor Rick Scott and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s AmeriCorps OPASS members will provide in-school and after-school tutoring, mentoring, and wrap-around support services in Orlando’s community centers and public schools. As a result, students will demonstrated improved academic performance and decreased absenteeism.

Program Focus: Education                    

Program Year: Aug – July

 

AmeriCorps Pathways to Success

Heath Wells

1940 Traylor Blvd.

Orlando, FL 32804

Phone: (407) 429-2170

Fax: (407) 246-3508

Email: heath.wells@hfuw.org

 

Members will serve as tutors and post-secondary success mentors to 10th thru 12th grade students in low performing schools in the Orlando area.  Members will deliver in-school and after-school tutoring and mentoring, with goals of improving academic performance and college/career readiness of the students served.

Program Focus: Education                    

Program Year: Aug – July

 

City Year Orlando

Ashley Zenzel

Lina Vong

201 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 600

Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 581-7587

Email: azenzel@cityyear.org or lvong@cityyear.org

Website: www.cityyear.org

 

City Year is a nationally recognized program that engages youth ages 17-24 in a year of service. The City Year model includes placing AmeriCorps members in low performing schools to keep students in school and on track. Corps members support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs.

Program Focus: Education                    

Program Year: Aug – July

 

Operation AmeriCorps Sierra Newhouse-Ragoonanan

400 S. Orange Ave.

Orlando, FL 32801-3317

Phone: (407) 246-3819

Fax: (407) 246-3508

Email: Sierra.Newhouse@cityoforlando.net

 

Operation AmeriCorps members will provide academic and career services to high school juniors and seniors in five Orlando neighborhoods. Members will ensure that every high school senior has a career or educational opportunity upon high school graduation.

Program Focus: Education                    

Program Year: Aug – July

 

PALM BEACH COUNTY

Literacy AmeriCorps Palm Beach County

Audrey McDonough

Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County

3651 Quantum Blvd.

Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Phone: (561) 767-3358

Fax:  (561) 265-3579

Email: amcd.lacpbc@gmail.com

Website: www.pbcliteracy.org

 

AmeriCorps members promote literacy and volunteerism in distressed communities and low performing schools in Palm Beach County. Members serve in sites throughout the county to provide GED and Adult Literacy services. Members also serve as graduation coaches by mentoring students at risk of dropping out of school and regularly participate in community events to increase volunteerism.

Program Focus:  Education                

Program Year:  Aug – July

 

PINELLAS COUNTY

Tampa Bay AmeriCorps

Keny Ruiz

WorkNet Pinellas dba CareerSource Pinellas

13805 58th St. N Ste. 2-140

Clearwater, FL 33760-3716

Phone: (727) 608-2527

Fax: (727) 524-4350

Email: kruiz@careersourcepinellas.com

 

AmeriCorps members will provide at risk youth with job skill development services in Regional Workforce Board (RWB) career centers. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the number of youth with job skills development and increase placement in employment and education for at-risk youth. CareerSource Pinellas will also recruit Opportunity Youth [economically disadvantaged national service participants who are unemployed prior to their term of service] for the project, with a goal of gaining employment during their service term.

Program Focus: Economic Opportunity

Program Year: Aug– July

 

POLK COUNTY

AmeriCorps Polk Reads

Steve Chapman

The Polk Education Foundation

1530 Shumate Dr.

Bartow, FL 33831

Phone: (863) 519-8638

Fax: (863) 519-3791

Email: Steve.chapman@polk-fl.net

Website: www.polk-fl.net

 

AmeriCorps members provide reading tutoring services to elementary students in grades K-3. The goal of the program is to significantly increase reading skills of low-achieving students.

Program Focus: Education                

Program Year: Aug – July

 

LUCIE COUNTY

Big Brothers Big Sisters Reads

Jenna Taylor

Big Brothers Big Sisters Reads

403 North US1

Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Phone: (772) 466-8535 Ext. 212

Fax: (772) 466-5951

Email: jenna.taylor@bbbsbigs.org

 

AmeriCorps members provide reading tutoring services to students in grades K-3 in St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. Members also participate in community events to promote, encourage, and support family and adult literacy.  The goal of the program is to increase reading skills of students through individual and small group reading tutoring.

Program Focus: Education                

Program Year: Aug – July

TAYLOR COUNTY

Boys and Girls Club STEM Program

Meridith Anderson

Boys and Girls Club of North Central Florida

918 N. Washington St.

Perry, FL 32347

Phone: (850) 672-1049

Email: meridith.andersonbgc@gmail.com

Website: http://www.bgcperry.com/

 

The Boys & Girls Club STEM Program AmeriCorps members will assist low income students with STEM project based learning activities at four Taylor County club sites. At the end of the first program year, AmeriCorps members will be responsible for assisting 150 disadvantaged students with STEM projects that will introduce students to hands-on STEM concepts and will result in increased scores in math and science. This program will focus on the CNCS focus area of education, improving student academic performance in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Program Focus:  Education               

Program Year:  Aug – July

 

STATEWIDE CONTACTS

Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps

Lauren Natwick

Department of Environmental Protection

Bureau of Operational Services

4801 Camp Ranch Rd.

Gainesville, Florida 32641

Phone: (850) 544.3596

Email: lauren.t.natwick@dep.state.fl.us

 

As part of Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators), AmeriCorps members focus on invasive exotic plant management and trail improvements in Florida’s state parks. Spending a majority of their time outdoors, members treat and survey for invasive exotic plants in addition to performing trail improvements and assessments. Members also recruit volunteers to assist with invasive exotic plant management, and educate park visitors and the local community about the damaging effects of invasive exotic plants on Florida’s unique ecosystems. Serving the following:

Program Focus: Environment           

Program Year: Jan – Dec

 

Serving the following State Parks:

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, Leon County

Big Lagoon State Park, Escambia County

Crystal River Preserve State Park, Citrus County

Florida Caverns State Park, Jackson County

Hillsborough River State Park, Hillsborough County

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Broward County

Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Martin County

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Okeechobee County

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park, Leon County

Little Manatee River State Park,              Hillsborough County

Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park, Clay County

Myakka River State Park, Sarasota County

Oscar Scherer State Park, Sarasota County

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Alachua County

Ravine Gardens & Dunns Creek State Parks, Putnam County

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, Alachua County

Savannas Preserve State Park, St. Lucie County

Sebastian Inlet & Indian River Lagoon Preserve State Parks, Brevard County

Silver Springs State Park, Marion County

St. Andrews State Park, Bay County

St. Lucie Inlet Preserve & Seabranch Preserve State Parks, Martin County

St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Indian River County

Terra Ceia Preserve State Park, Manatee County

Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park, Pasco County